What Are Carpet Runners?
Sometimes called a hallway runner or a stairway runner, a carpet runner is a piece of carpet greater in length than width that sits atop hardwood or stone flooring. Carpet runners offer two main benefits—they provide needed insulation and aesthetic appeal. Here we’ll be discussing the distinct advantages offered by carpet runners, as well as areas they’re commonly placed. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this necessary material to your Maple Grove home.
Where Do They Go?
Carpet runners can be found in hallways, walkways, entrances, and on stairs. Frequently you’ll see stair carpet runners atop wooden stairs, as this is one part of the home that can be slippery. Where you place your carpet runner is really up to you.
Carpet Runner Advantages
Insulation—Carpet runners are a great addition to any second story hallway or set of stairs because they provide thermal insulation. This is a significant advantage during the fall and winter months. They also provide a barrier against noise. One reason they’re often placed atop hardwood stairs.
Traction—Carpet runners also provide a safety advantage. They improve traction on hardwood and stone stairs and prevent slips and falls. If you have children we strongly recommend the installation of a stairway runner.
Decoration—Apart from their practical advantages, carpet runners can also be used to add color to a home. The addition of carpet automatically makes a space feel cozier, and depending on where your carpet runner is located you can remove and replace it according to the season.
Here at Floor Coverings International Maple Grove we look forward to helping you find the perfect carpet runners for your home. We proudly serve the greater Maple Grove, Plymouth, Rogers areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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