How to prepare your stairs for a stair runner
31 July 2023
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.
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