Avoid thick carpeting and find a type that is durable
When it comes to choosing carpet for stairs, there are many options as far as style and type go. Any type is suited for your staircase, with one exception: thick carpeting. Avoid carpet that is too thick because it won't lay properly over the stairs and it creates a bulky appearance. Thick carpeting on stairs is also unsafe; it may create bumps that could cause you to trip or fall. Berber designs look beautiful and are the proper thickness for stairs.
Eliminate thick carpeting right off the bat as you delve into your decision-making to ensure a smooth, safe stairway. The other main consideration is durability. Don't pick a carpet that looks nice but won't hold up. Ask experts to recommend the most durable, sturdy style so you won't end up replacing your carpet in a few short years. You want the carpet to last, so keep that in mind as you select a style.
High quality carpet, proper installation and superior padding
Something else to consider when you are selecting carpet for stairs is the quality of the carpet. If you choose a cheap, low quality style, the results may not be as pleasing as a high quality style. When installed properly, high quality carpet will not expose the backing, which could be a risk you take when you opt for lower quality designs.
When you choose a carpet, think about the big picture when it comes to installation. You will need to pick a carpet that looks good with the pile running top to bottom on your stairs, and not side to side. You can get a hint of how the final installation will appear by bending samples to see what the pile looks like going in the proper direction.
Finally, superior padding is of the utmost importance. While choosing quality carpet that won't wear out quickly is important, what's underneath can also help support your carpeting and keep it looking good longer. Quality padding ensures your carpet wears evenly, and even in heavy traffic areas, doesn't have odd spots that are flatter than others.
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