Carpet stair runner in Montrose, TX entrywayHomeowners in the greater Montrose, TX area are discovering the many benefits of carpet stair runners. They are a functional and stylish way to spruce up your stairs and provide key safety and maintenance features for your home. At Floor Coverings International Houston Heights, we love carpet stair runners and our team is here today to share more about the benefits they offer.

Protection for Your Hardwood Stairs

Your stairs are not like any other part your home that requires a floor covering. They are a key weight-bearing structure in your home that can be expensive to repair or replace if you leave them open to heavy traffic. A stair runner can protect newly polished oak or maple hardwood and prevent scratches and stains that might cause unsightly damage to your floor. Because hardwood can become worn and scratched over time, the addition of a stair runner will help reduce the frequency of refinishing your hardwood stairs. They are a great way to protect against wear caused by shoes, boots, or even your pets’ claws.

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Added Style

Stair runners also have the added benefit of adding style and texture to your stairs’ existing surface. While it’s difficult and costly to update the stain or finish on your hardwood stair treads, stair runners can be switched out to maintain a contemporary design in your Montrose home.  Unify the look and feel of your home by continuing patterns and colors from the great room up the stairs and into your bedrooms. You can opt for something simple by running the same carpet up the stairs or choose something more elegant with a patterned runner for an elevated look.


Carpet stair runners also help keep your stairs safe and reduce the risk of slips and injury. If you have young children or elders in your home, their feet are less likely to slip on a carpeted stair runner. The additional padding underneath can help cushion any falls and provide your feet and joints with additional support and comfort.

Stress-Free Installation and Maintenance

When you choose Floor Coverings International Houston Heights to install your carpet stair runner, our flooring specialists will provide you with professional, stress-free installation. We’ve installed countless stair runners in the greater Greater Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby, Museum District, and Downtown area and homeowners love how easy they are to maintain. Simply vacuum your stair runner as you would any other carpet and quickly pass a dust mop on your existing hardwood to keep your stairs free of dirt and debris.

Get Your Free Consultation Today

If you think a stair runner is right for your home, contact Floor Coverings International Houston Heights today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation. We’ll bring our wide selection of carpet stair runner samples right to your home to help you find the best option for your needs!

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