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How to Install Stair Runner.

 

Installing a Stair Runner on Straight Stairs

 

Tools required for the install.

  • Staple Gun and staples

  • Square

  • Tape Measure

  • Knife

  • Stretcher

  • Pencil

  • Straight edge

Tools Required for Stair runner Install

Step 1

Preparation

 

 

Remove old carpet or Stair runners.

Ensure stairs are clean, and all old

fixings are removed

 

 

 

 

Preparation for Install

Step 2

Check the Rear of the runner for the correct

width or measure the width.

Next measure the stair  width e.g  30"

subtract the stair width from the runner width

30 - 26 =  4 this is the total space left.

divide the answer by 2 to get equal spaces

4 / 2  = 2 this is 2" either side.

Workout your Measurements, width of Stair Runner and width of Stairs

Step 3

Marking the stairs

 

Using the tape measure mark from the

edge of the stair 2" the above answer.

then using the square mark the entire step,

repeat for all stairs.

 

 

 

Marking the Stairs for placment of padding under the Stair Runner

Step 4

Cutting and fixing the pads

 

The pad must be installed and cut to the

correct size. Using the width of the runner

e.g 26" wide, subtract 2". Mark and cut the

pad width 24". The depth will be the stair

tread. Staple the pad in position leaving

1" from the pencil mark and 1" from

the rear riser this will bring the pad

over the stair nosing. Ensure pad is secure. 

Fixing the Padding to every step

Step 5

Straight Edge

 

 

With the runner face down and using

the square and straight edge, cut the end

of the runner square. Ensure the runner

is on a hard surface before cutting.

NOTE:- Be careful not to cut to deep

and scratch the surface under the rug.

 

 

 

Ensure Stair Runner is Square before fixing

 

Step 6

Placing the Stair Runner

 

 

Place the Stair Runner on the first stair between

the pencil lines ensuring the square cut end

is parallel to the floor, Staple riser

 with 8 to 12 staples near the floor then

do the same under the stair nose.

 

See picture . 

Place the Stair Runner on the First Step - and Staple as Shown

Step 7

 

Using the Stretcher

 

Use the carpet stretcher to stretch carpet

from nose towards next riser. Make

sure carpet edge is on the pencil marks,

secure with staples in 90 degree crease then

under the nose again.  Repeat for

all stairs.

Use the Stretcher from Nose of Tread to Riser

 

Finish Picture of Stairs

    

Finish Picture of Stairs

Finished Install Showing all Stairs

    

Finished Install Showing Close up of Single Step

 

These instructions are for fitting a stair runner to straight stairs ONLY

Please see stairs that cannot be done but require Professional Install.

 
 

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