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Carpet Buying Guide

Carpet Runners: Self Installation Tips


Installing a stair carpet add style and design to you home. Although it can be very expensive or almost cost free which actually depends on your needs and technical abilities. It is also a fact that a runner is very easy to install especially if you have the right tools and a little direction. This is highly true for any straight staircases, but if you have a staircase that is special it is best that you hire a professional.


This will also offer warmth during the cold winter months while it also adds protection against any slips and fall in your home. So why not consider making your home little bit warmer and safer for you and your family?


You also have a lot of option today when it comes to carpet. Choosing a thrift or indulge in a much enjoyable higher end purchases. Although it is up to you wherein you choose to buy bulk roll of carpet in your local hardware, you also have the option for you to buy carpet on eBay, Craigslist, Home Depot and others. You can also save carpets while you get to spend it rods. These rods will protect your stair carpet runner while making sure the safety and securing the carpet while you add gleam on to them.


When you chose to install your shag pile rug by yourself, you can always check your local carpet store and check if they allow you to rent tools that are used for installing carpet as this will save you a lot which is why it is best for you to check. You can also ask them is they have any of the following home stair carpet runner project.


  • Knee Kicker
  • Carpet knife
  • Rubber mallet
  • 9/16 electric staple gun
  • Carpet tool
  • Hack saw
  • Tape measure
  • Framing square
  • Eye protection
  • Sheet metal snips


As soon as you have the tools that are needed for you to install the Hall Runners, then it's time for you to get started. When you have a spiral or winding staircase you can still be able to do most of the preparation yourself. This will also include the removal of the old carpet runner, the removal of any glue as well as unwanted paint, staining or painting the staircase and also associated walls and cleaning the area in preparation for your new carpet. You also have to understand that prepping your staircase can take a lot of time and having patience can play a big role.