A beautiful house comprises of beautiful bedrooms, balcony, kitchen, terrace and very beautiful stairs. Stairs are the most useful yet neglected part of the house. A mesmerizing, beautiful carpet not only charms your bedroom or hall but it is capable of adding charm to your stairs without fail. Carpeting the stairs all by you is a great option. This passage will let you know how to carpet stairs all by yourself without much difficulty.
Measure your stairs
You must have the exact knowledge about the size of your stairs. Take a measuring tape and start measuring the length breadth and the height of the stairs.
It may happen your stairs are all not of the same size due to designs, in that case, do measure the stairs that differs from other and keep a neat point.
If you want to showcase your steps then measure the area that you want to cover. Your rise and runs may also differ thus while measuring your stairs do pay proper attention.
Meet the carpet seller
The carpet seller is the only person who could guide you with how long and how wide your carpet must be to cover your desired area.
You may take the picture of your stairs with you to give them a visual idea about the pattern of your stairs. Cause different house comprises of different stairs.
Choose the design
It’s time to choose the design; try to be creative while choosing the design because that will serve a purpose. You may choose a carpet only for steps or may showcase some portion of steps or may choose a carpet that covers both steps and rise. Colours texture and a lot more are available but go for the one that easily goes with your home decor.
Things to buy
A carpet that fit your stairs along with it a bit more for cuts and if any error that might take place.
Tackless strips for the holding purpose.
A hammer, nails, stapler and staples to secure the carpet.
A carpet knee-kicker.
Installing tackless strips
Mark the area you want to put your tackless strips. Leave two inches from the stair tread and draw a straight line from the front towards the back. Does not use permanent marker for drawing the lines rather use tape that can be peeled off.
Cut the strips narrower than the carpet runner as you will not like to show those not so good looking strips from beneath the carpet.
Draw a line at the centre of the tackless strip. Then hammer several tack nails into all the strips and should be evenly done. Now place the strips onto the horizontal area of each stair. In a similar way add the strips to the heights of the steps so that the carpet fit more properly.
Once you have done recheck that all the stairs are installed with the tackless strips.
Measure the have done pet and cut it into pieces for each layer. This padding gives the softness and protects your feet from tacks.
Lay the sheet one by one onto the tackless strips. Use industrial staples at two-inch intervals all over its length.
Pull the pads and staple it just below the ending of the step where it meets with the height at the two-inch interval. Using horizontal padding would be easy after this step.
If you think our padding is done in the right way then move onto the final or the last step that is using the carpet runner.
Lay the carpet runner
Start from the top of the stairs, lay down the carpet runner.
Place the runner within the pencil mark. Press the carpet evenly along with the vertical area and leave the rest. Cover all the steps similarly. Try not to make mistake while covering the stairs.
With the help of a carpet knee kicker press the carpet within the marked area.
Check the kicking after you have applied this all over the stairs.
Before you cut the extra carpet or stapling it through the stairs, do check if all the work is properly done or not.
Once you are satisfied cut the remaining extra portion of the carpet runner. And staple the carpet runner on the wood that will keep things in place.