Stair carpet runnerSometimes there are small changes you can make to your home’s interior that can make a big difference. One of those things is stair carpeting. Installing carpet on your stairs can add an interesting design aesthetic, important safety features, and can make for a more peaceful and quiet home. This is a relatively low effort/high impact project, which is why many Belleville homeowners choose to carpet their stairs.


Stair carpeting, sometimes referred to as a stair runner, is a popular feature in many homes. The most obvious reason people install carpet on stairs is for safety. Stairs can be one of the most dangerous areas of a home where people tend to be more seriously injured if they fall. Slipping, tripping, and falling are more common on slippery surfaces like hardwood. Carpeting your stairs decreases the chance of an injury happening to you or your family members. Carpet provides more traction and padding, two things that are important safety features for interior stairs, especially in households with children or elderly residents.

Noise Absorption

Another reason to install stair carpeting, perhaps overlooked by many people, is the dampening effect carpet has on noise. Stomping up and down on the stairs is typically one of the loudest sounds in a house. This can be especially disturbing to the home’s peace if your stairs are above another room. The noise is significantly louder on stairs made of solid material because it echoes and bounces rather than being contained. Carpet absorbs and drastically dampens that noise, creating a quieter home environment.

We Are Here to Help!

If you have questions about stair carpeting, or if you are ready to start shopping for your own stair runner, contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Metro East to schedule your free consultation. We offer in-home estimates to the O'Fallon, Edwardsville, and Belleville areas, where we will bring various carpeting and other flooring samples right to your door. Call us today!

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