Carpet Stair Runner FAQs
1. Why should I use stair carpet runner?
Aside from adding aesthetic value to your house , carpet stair runner keeps your staircases child-safe and elder-safe , since uncarpeted stairs tend to be very slippery . As an extra benefit , carpeting your staircase will muffle the sounds of constant foot traffic .
2. Are natural stair runners hardwearing ?
Generally , natural flooring will wear far better on a rub test than a domestic carpet , so expect a good life from these materials .
3. Is the border included with the runner ?
All our plain naturals come with a high quality border in a choice of beige , brown , rust , or black . Our striped runners are finished with a machine to create a neat understated edge .
4. How do I fit my runner on the staircase?
90% of our customers install their own carpet stair runner . You can always hire a professional to fit the runners on your stairway , but if you would like to go DIY , click here for instructions on how to install your stair runner .
5. How do I maintain my carpet stair runner and rug runner ?
Keep your carpets well maintained by frequently vacuuming and sweeping your runners . Keep a shoe rack near your doorstep so you can leave your dirty shoes there and keep your carpets safe .
6. How do I clean my stair carpet runner and rug runner ?
Jute and Sisal stair runners should be kept dry and should thus be cleaned using only a dry rug cleaning powder . It can be bought in any regular carpet store .
If you accidentally spill liquid on your runner, immediately blot it with a dry cloth or a terrycloth towel . Do NOT rub the liquid . Dry thoroughly with a hair dryer ON LOW . If the liquid leaves a stain on your carpet , blot the carpet with mild soap and water , then dry it again with a cloth and hair dryer .
Any solids that spill on your carpet must be scraped .
Finally , there are many professional carpet cleaners out there who can take the job out of your hands .
7. What is Jute ?
Jute is one of the softer natural flooring materials and is made from the stems of the tropical herb called Crochu’s , a member of the Linden family . It is closely related to hemp .
8. What is Coir ?
Coir offers excellent wear and a rustic quality to your carpet runners . It is made from the outer husk of the coconut .
9. What is Sisal ?
The “rolls Royce of natural floorings”, Sisal is the hardest wearing of all the natural flooring materials . It is made from the leaves of the Agave Sisal Ana plant , a sub-tropical spiky plant related to the cactus .