Carpet stair treads add decorative details to the stairs and also provide a slip-free surface to go on. Some carpet treads are centered on the stairs so that the beauty of the wooden step is displayed around the carriage tread. Choose self-adhesive stairway treads for easy installation and replacement. Some carpet treads come in a wide range of styles. Choose a style that works well with the existing device in your home. Use two different styles of treads to add an eclectic look to the stairs.
Wash wood stair treads out using a cloth and all-purpose cleaning spray just before you are ready to install the individual running treads. Allow treads to dry completely before proceeding with installation. Center self-adhesive-backed carpet treads on each wooden stairway tread using a tape measure. Make small pencil marks in every corner of the steps where you will place carpet treads.
Lift up a tread and peel the sticky back. Adjust the corners of the carpet tread with pencil markings on the stairs and press the tread in place with your hands. Follow the same process for each step on the stairs. Take good time and make sure that each carpet tread is adjusted before you tap the place.