When we think about redoing the floors in our home, we think about how the room will look as a hole. It’s not uncommon that we don’t think about how our stairs may look. Do we carry the same flooring over to the stairs? Do something different? Make the stairs a focal point?
Here we break down a few options you have to personalize the stairs.
If you want greater customizations and easy installation, carpet runners are a great option. You can match the runners to the floor in the space or go with something entirely different. These carpet runners can protect your stairs from daily wear and tear as well increase safety.
Stair treads can add a little personality. These treads can have the classic look or you can also find treads with patterns. Stair treads can require more regular maintenance and cleaning, especially if the treads have grooves for added traction.
Although more time consuming, staining can produce a great look. If you are remodeling a space, you can use stain to add a complimentary finish to the stairs in the space.
Arguably the easiest option, fully carpeting the stairs is the safest option if you have children. Carpet is easy to clean and you don’t have to worry about causing any damage or scratches to hardwood underneath.
The most customizable option provided in this list, paint allows you to select a colour that best fits the space you are in. Paint also allows you to paint the wall of the steps one colour and the top another if you prefer. The downside is that it can be slightly more time consuming but paint can also chip or scratch, especially if it’s a high traffic staircase.