• Apr 2018 - FLOORING OUTLET TEXAS Blog
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DIY Stair Runner

Many people look at their homes as time goes by and see how they can update them at a relatively low cost. One of these projects can be the area of the stairs. If you have wood stairs, as many older homes do, there is much that can be done to make them like new again or just give them a fresh look that goes well with the rest of your home. Even if you have outdated carpet on your stairs this little trick can be done. You might be thinking that sanding your wood down and re-staining them isn’t the work you really want to be doing. That’s ok because our solution is much different from that!

The infamous stair runner! You might be thinking, really? The beauty of this is that it can take on whatever look you want. You have control over the type of design on the runner as well as the color of the wood on the sides of the runner. An example of this would be painting it white like many modern elegant homes have. This is all within your power of control. Whether you want a striking pattern, bold look or just simply nice carpet on your stairs with a little extra something to the look then this is it!

The Flooring Outlet has the perfect section of carpet of all types. This allows for us to have the carpet that is the perfect fit for you and your home. So, if you’re looking at doing a little remodel on your stairs or any other part of the home then come in and see our section today! No matter what your price range is, we’ve got something that fits your budget. A stair runner is something that is of low cost. However, you’re going to need more than just a strip of carpet. As well as the measuring can be tricky when purchasing a piece of carpet.

Be sure to read up on how to measure or have a professional come in to measure so that you know exactly how much you need. It is advantageous to get a bit of extra carpet so that if there are any spills that won’t come out you can do a simple patching job. Additionally, you’ll need a brad nailer or finish nailer for the job, rug gripper, and a fastener of the sort for the sides of the carpet on the top side of the stair. There isn’t much to it other than to make sure you get it tight and straight before nailing it in. Before you install the runner though you’ll want to make sure that your wood is how you want it to look. Make sure that you have the sides of it sanded to be able to apply the paint or stain that you want. Once you’ve got this all prepared, all there is left to do is lay your carpet down. This simple project can transform your home into the look that you’re really wanting. Come in today to look at the section of carpet we have available!

By The Flooring Outlet 4-5-2018