Carpet runners can serve a practical and aesthetic purpose in any Southport home. A carpet runner is, in essence, a long strip of carpet with finished edges that is used in narrow spaces like hallways or stairs. To some homeowners, a runner may seem like an unnecessary floor covering. However, as our team at Floor Coverings International Shallotte will tell you, runners actually offer a host of benefits for certain spaces.
The Benefits of Carpet and Stair Runners
There are many advantages of using a carpet runner or stair runner in a home. Here are some of the most notable:
- Comfort: Although hardwood flooring is beautiful, it is also hard by nature. A runner can add cushion and comfort to solid floors, while still allowing you to enjoy the beauty and durability of hardwood and other materials.
- Protection: When it comes to hardwood stairs, scratches and scuffmarks are par for the course. Thankfully, stair runners can protect your stairs from these common issues. It’s much easier for homeowner to have a stair runner replaced than to replace or repair wood, so this is an advantageous way to elongate the life of your stairs.
- Safety: In addition to protecting the wooden floors or stairs themselves, carpet runners also can protect your family members and guests. Runners add traction to slippery, solid surfaces, reducing the risk of accidental trips or falls.
- Noise Reduction: Although hardwood floors and other flooring options are beautiful, they can be much louder than carpeted surfaces. Adding runners to hallways and other areas can help to absorb sound and reduce a home’s overall noise level significantly.
- Decoration: In addition to all the other benefits of carpet and stair runners, they offer an easy way to add some style and flair to your home’s overall décor. Since runners don’t go from wall-to-wall like traditional carpeting, homeowners can choose bold patterns, interesting textures and bright colors without overwhelming the space.
Carpet runners and stair runners are ideal ways to enjoy the beauty of hardwood with the comfort of carpet, giving Southport homeowners the best of both worlds. Contact us or visit the Floor Coverings International Shallotte showroom today to find the perfect runner for your space!
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