A Guide To Choosing The Perfect Carpet For Your Stairs

Are you looking to transform your stairs with carpet? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Choosing the right carpet for your stairs, hall and landing can be both overwhelming and confusing. It’s important that you choose a durable and long lasting carpet for your staircase, as this area is probably the highest-trafficked area in the home. This blog will discuss a few things to consider, as well as the best materials to use. 

Choosing The Right Material

As suggested before, opting for a heavy-duty carpet is best for a busy household, especially if you have children. If you’re wanting to be more sustainable by using a natural material, sisal could be a great option. Sisal is one of the most durable carpet options available on the market as its small fibres result in an incredibly tough and strong material. Its benefits don’t just stop there mind, with its neutral and distinctive colourings offering a sense of luxury to any home. Choose from deep tans, beiges and creamy whites which will complement any design scheme. Additionally, if you like colour in your home, sisal carpets can also be dyed and woven into other materials to create a unique design and look. If you want to know more about sisal carpets, take a look at our natural flooring page, or our latest blog post.

Wool can also be a great option for stairs. In terms of durability, wool carpets will stand the test of time. It’s a very strong and resilient fibre and tends to hold its shape and doesn’t ‘flatten’ over time, resulting in a carpet that looks new and fresh even years after installation. Another benefit is that wool is super easy to clean. It features a natural coating which resists water-based stains, meaning that most spillages can be removed with just water and an approved cleaning spray. 

Full Carpet or a Stair Runner? 

Another thing to consider is whether to fully carpet your stairs, or simply install a stair runner. One of the most important factors that can influence the decision here is the condition of your stairs. Homeowners who have beautifully finished hardwood stairs would benefit from a stair runner, allowing the beauty of the hardwood to peep through along the edges of the staircase. On the other hand, if you have a tired looking staircase and aren’t wanting to restore, it’d probably be best to cover the whole staircase with carpet. Both options come in an array of patterns, colours and designs, making sure with either option, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Textures Flooring

Here at Textures Flooring, our experienced and friendly team members can help with any flooring queries or dilemmas. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01865 311 807, or fill out our easy online enquiry form. Additionally, if you’re around the Summertown, Oxford area, pop into our showroom where you can feel and see our amazing products for yourself.