Carpet stair treads Lowes – Installing carpets on a stairway can be complicated, if you do not know the basic technique. Many prefer to do the cascade technique and another choose to start from the base. This will depend on the style you want to achieve, as well as on the chosen fixing technique. The carpets for stairs can cover them in their entirety, or simply demarcate the transit area leaving the lateral ends in sight. The second option is ideal for showy wood stairs that we want to protect, while the first is the alternative for stairs less pleasant to look at or somewhat deteriorated, to protect them while hiding their imperfections.
To calculate the length of the carpet, measure the tread and riser of the rung of the start, and multiply by the number of steps, assuming that the ladder is symmetrical. Take breaks into account and, for safety’s sake, measure some random steps to verify that your measurements are correct. Remember that it never hurts to acquire some extra inches that, in case of surplus, can be cut from the carpet after installation.
First of all, prepare the staircase by providing a non-slip surface that holds the carpet from the back. You can adhere rough wood planks, use Velcro strips, or place silicone sheets or other non-slip material to duplicate your safety efforts, whatever the method chosen for the installation.