How To Install A Carpet Runner On Tile Stairs

How To Install A Carpet Runner On Tile Stairs – When we first saw the house, I knew that the small “office” near the stairs would not be suitable for our family. It was too narrow to squeeze a body into, let alone an office chair.

We decided to tear out the desk and an entire wall to open up the space. Then it was a completely different feeling with new floors, new furnishings and iron railings.

How To Install A Carpet Runner On Tile Stairs

How To Install A Carpet Runner On Tile Stairs

This is what our staircase has looked like for the last four months – nice and updated, but still a little bare. I had always planned to do a stair runner craft here (especially before the baby came), but it wasn’t on my calendar – until Finn fell down the stairs! Don’t worry, he was fine, but he fell down the stairs and landed on the floor with his suitcase, air sticks and everything flying.

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Fortunately, I was at home, heard a loud noise and helped the poor boy. His fist was bruised for a week!

After that failed, I added “stage install” to the top of our priority list. That day I went and ordered some carpet samples to get this project started.

I heard good things about the rug from Annie Selke, so I started. My main goal was to choose a rug that is durable and hides dirt well. We are constantly climbing those stairs and the last thing I want is a carpet that looks dirty after a week.

I soon discovered that the cream version was out. I didn’t realize it when I ordered, but I think it’s a cotton fabric, not a closed/loose fabric. Cotton may not hold up well in the long run or may not have a vibrant color. So, it was done immediately.

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Although it retains the gray color, it is very “finished” for the style of our home. Then I narrowed it down to two blacks. I liked the big strip the best, but some people on Instagram suggested not to use it because they have it at home and the white part always looks dirty.

In the end, this fabric won out and I found it on Wayfair for less than Annie Selke!

The only thing that bothered me was the strap around the runner’s neck. It can be difficult (almost impossible) to keep this line perfectly straight during installation. It gave me pause, but when I saw how this blogger had built a CD (and how beautiful and organic it looked), I decided to take the plunge!

How To Install A Carpet Runner On Tile Stairs

First, you want to make sure you order enough fabric for your runner. To calculate this, measure the depth of the tread (your stairwell), the height of the riser (the vertical part of the stairs) and the depth of the nosing (the curved part of the stairs).

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Adding them all up and multiplying that amount by the number of steps gives you the total length (in inches) you need to buy for your carpet runner.

Because of our meeting, we had to include this field. I ordered four tier runners to give me extra fabric to work with.

This was Finn and I’s first time working on a project like this, so we did a lot of research beforehand and did a step-by-step tutorial. We then sorted through our final supply list and found a good solution for hanging on the stairwell floor (more on that soon).

We’ve learned a lot along the way, and I want to share my top stair running tips with you!

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The first thing to decide is the placement of the carpet pad and runner. You want each line to be in the middle of the step.

We also determined the width of the runner, the step of the stairs, and determined that installation would take three inches on each side of the runner. For a clean look, we chose to bring the rug pad an inch away from the runner on either side, so it’s not visible!

When I ordered the stair runner, I also ordered this carpet pad. The carpet pad makes our runner a little softer for our little bare feet that run around all day, but it also helps keep the stair runner in place (yay!).

How To Install A Carpet Runner On Tile Stairs

Through my many tutorials, I’ve learned that you don’t want to get a carpet pad that’s too thick or it will look a little rough on the stairs. I found one that was 1/8 inch thick.

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Our next step was to cut the rug to pad size, creating strips for the top of each step.

I recommend getting some new fabric scissors for this project! You can probably use a utility knife, but it won’t give you the same control and it’s important to get clean lines on carpets and rugs.

I attached each carpet pad to the stairs with carpet tape. Hey, these things are sticky! I tried cutting the roll with scissors first, but ripping worked better! My scissors were looking everywhere so that wasn’t a good idea. Tear it off instead!

I attached carpet tape to the sides and front of each carpet pad. We pushed the carpet pad behind the step (touching the top of the step) and left about an inch in front of each step.

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Before attaching the stair runner, we had to figure out where to land. This avalanche was the scariest part of the project. If you have regular stairs that don’t come from dry ground, this should be an even easier DIY project!

The party took us an extra hour or two because we wanted to do something right. After much research (and some patience), we decided to clean our rug at a 45 degree angle and glue it to fit the floor. Let me tell you what that means.

We got a two-step runner by placing them at right angles to each other. Then we bend the ends at an angle of 45 degrees. This was very difficult with our particular fabric as we had to make sure all the lines matched.

How To Install A Carpet Runner On Tile Stairs

This is when we realized that our second runner was slightly different from the first runner! Full disclosure – I started to sweat a little! We unwrapped all four rugs to find the two that fit best!

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After much scribbling and masking tape to mark, we took the scary step of cutting each rug on a slant. It was a terrible cut, but we did it!

Once they’re cut, it’s time to glue them together. I bought this carpet glue for this step.

We placed the fabric below the cut line, making sure the other two pieces of fabric were perfectly aligned. Next, take your iron (on the hottest setting) and place it on the runner on the garment.

Note: It takes a long time to heat up the product and bond the two fabrics. Leave the iron on each section for at least one minute and move it up and down the length of the section.

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Once the front is as tight as possible, carefully (!!!!) turn everything back and iron. Again, hold the iron in each section for at least one minute.

Although we were shy every step of the way, it worked and we joined the two-part staircase together!

I have an air compressor nail gun that I use for many household projects. I bought this staple gun to use with the same air compressor for this project. It ended up being an inexpensive purchase and works great! However, if you don’t have these tools, you can usually rent them at Home Depot!

How To Install A Carpet Runner On Tile Stairs

Before attaching the runner to the ladder, we adjusted it perfectly into the seat. Then I started pressing the bottom of the stairs. To do this, I did my best to attach the runner to the stairs using a carpet rug.

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The drawings above show how I set up my main row. I put a clamp under the nose of the ladder and then every 3-4 inches up the end. When it was secure, I smoothed it against the riser with a carpet roller and did the same under the stairs. I clicked under my nose and

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