How to Lay Carpet Stairs When Going for Home Renovations?

When you’re going for home renovations, you might have found harder to lay carpet chairs. This is mainly due to the recurrent changes in elevation, and it may seem a difficult task. Don’t let that put you stressed: if you have effectively carpeted all the other rooms, then there is no problem with the stairs too. Stairs can be successfully carpeted with fitted carpet.


Method of fitting runners to stairs

A woven carpet runner can facilitate the carpet to be moved irregularly so as to balance wear. You can make use of the old-fashioned stair rods comprising of side clips. These rods can effectively hold a runner in place and form component of the stair décor. The gripper strips, especially the pin-less grippers are utilized with foam-backed carpets. It can hold the carpet in fixed jaws. On the other hand, the wooden strips are used in pairs, i.e. behind the tread, and at the foundation of the riser.

After the completion of the above step, the strips are divided to length and approx. 40mm shorter than the carpet’s utilizing secateurs for wooden strips. These strips are nailed into places, and the space between each pair of wood strips must be broad enough to compress the carpet downward. Incise the underlay to fit among the rods and approach close to the rods. In this type, no underlay is required with foam-backed carpet.

Carpeting the floor step

An additional length of carpet is included with the runner. It can be easily moved up to level the wear taken on the treads. The pile requires running down the stairs, so as to support longer wear. Just begin at the bottom of the stairs, and tack the carpet’s end horizontal to the bottom tread. After this step, lay it down over the tread to the underside of the preceding riser, fold it backside and tack the fold to the tread. Scamper the carpet up the stairs, and then pull it more above the gripper rods. Simultaneously, it should unite the landing carpet at the crown of the last riser. In case, no carpet is present on the landing, with the help of stair runner, turn the same under the edging and tack down.

Fitting of carpet to the stairs

The method of fixings for a fitted stair carpet is the same as that for a runner. The extra length of woven carpet is avoided at the bottom; however an underlay is required to be fitted. The gripper rods should be the complete thickness of the stairs. The carpet is fitted from the top, and the landing carpet is required to extend beyond the stairs and downward to the base of the upmost riser. After this step, the stair carpet is then stretched over the gripper rods and pushed down involving them. No fixings are necessary at the edge parts.

Method of carpeting spiral stairs

In the event, the stairs go round a bend, usually gripper rods can’t be utilized in the identical way. The carpet has to be engraved or folded to fit the turn. For woven carpet, just fit the gripper rods to the tramps on winding stairs. After this step, fold the spare carpet and tack it to the underneath of the riser at 80 mm gaps. Lay the carpet on crown of subsequent rod up, and reiterate the folding cum tracking procedure. For foam-backed carpet, neglect the pin-less rods in total on spiral stairs. Tack the carpet, preferably at the back of the tread. Fold down the remaining, and tack carefully on the bottom of the riser.

Bio – Mary Brown is an Interior Designer having 8+ years of residential and commercial design experience. She quickly learned to appreciate good design and her family encouraged her to develop her own personal style. She is currently working with Affordable Home Innovations.


More Reading

Post navigation

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *