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Stair runner or fully fitted

At Abbotts Interiors, we often encounter a common question from our clients:

“Should we opt for a stair runner or a fully fitted carpet for our stairs?”

Each option comes with its own advantages, and we are here to help you make an informed decision.

Let’s start with stair runners. A stair runner is a strip of carpet installed in the middle of your staircase, leaving the edges of the steps visible. To prevent the carpet runner from fraying, we offer several finishing options, including:

  1. Whipping: This involves binding the edges of the carpet to keep them neat and prevent unraveling.
  2. Blind Bound: Hidden stitching tightly wrapped around the back of the carpet for a clean and seamless look.
  3. Tape: An attractive tape available in various materials like cottons, suedes, and even leather, providing a stylish finishing touch.

On the other hand, fully fitted carpeting involves covering the entire surface of each step with carpet. This option is ideal for older staircases with imperfections that you’d like to conceal. While a stair runner can certainly add a wow factor to your staircase, fully fitted carpets remain a popular choice due to their ability to hide flaws.

At Abbotts, we have a solution for both stair runners and fully fitted stair carpets. Our professional teams are extensively trained in the products we offer, and we are committed to providing you with expert knowledge throughout the entire process, from product selection to installation.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your staircase with a striking stair runner or achieve a seamless and flawless look with a fully fitted carpet, Abbotts Interiors is here to meet your needs. Contact us today to explore the possibilities and transform your stairs into a stunning focal point of your home.