How to prepare your stairs for a stair runner

31 July 2023

How to prepare your stairs for a stair runner

Preparing your stairs for a stair runner involves several steps to ensure a successful installation.

A stair runner not only adds aesthetic appeal but also provides safety and comfort.

Here's a step-by-step guide to help you prepare your stairs for a stair runner:

Remove existing carpet 

Repair any damage

Sand and refinish

Remove existing carpet - If your stairs have old carpet or other coverings, remove them to reveal the bare stairs. Clean any debris, nails, or staples left on the steps to create a smooth surface.

Repair any damages -  Inspect your stairs for any damages, such as cracks, loose boards, or squeaks. Fix these issues before installing the runner to ensure stability and longevity.

Sand and refinish -  If you have wooden stairs that need refinishing, sand them down to create an even and smooth surface. Apply a new finish or stain if desired and allow it to dry before proceeding.

Check out some useful accounts on Instagram which show a step by step guide on this



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