Installing a Stair Runner

November 3, 2012 by
Filed under: Runner Rugs 

Mark Donovan, of installs a carpet stair runner on a straight hardwood staircase.
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12 Comments on Installing a Stair Runner

  1. jfabulous100 on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 7:32 am

    Hi we are currently building a home and the builder asked a question I am worried about. Do you want a wood stairs or to put a runner on the stairs. I think by doing that underneath the runner will not be a cherry finish the edge will have. Please what do you think I should choose. Thanks

  2. HomeAdditionPlus on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 7:47 am

    I used 1/2 inch staples and I would advise using the rods.

  3. Lahawk on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 8:06 am

    what size staples did you use, and can it be done without the rods?

  4. landsurfer66 on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 8:11 am

    What about carpet tac strips and padding? This method seems easier, without the fuss of those extra materials and carpeting tools.

  5. MustardMonkeyLtd on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 9:11 am

    Thanks for the great vid!

  6. Cronjob on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 9:20 am

    I’ve got a contractor doing some general work for me around my place and was going to have him install stair runners, but his plan was to staple around the lip of the steps and then use rods only — NO stapling at the back of the step – which seems bad since rods are supposedly decorative ONLY.

  7. WichitaGTR on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 9:30 am

    Awesome Job!

  8. AreaRugsClub on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 9:44 am

    Nicely done! I’m surprised you didn’t use padding though.

  9. AreaRugsClub on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 10:11 am

    Stair runners are meant to stay there. It is always easier to install a runner than full carpeting the stairs.

  10. kimfufu99 on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 10:43 am

    are you supposed to leave the stair rods on their? which is easier to do…stair runner or full carpet for stairs?

  11. jodobaggins on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 11:14 am


    Very helpful…

  12. firerider134 on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 11:43 am

    very informative thanks alot

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