Can I Order a Custom Synthetic Sisal Stair Runner?
Yes, we can make custom-sized synthetic sisal stair runners. Actually, we make stair runners from almost all of our floorcovering materials.
Do You Recommend Synthetic Sisal on Stairs?
Synthetic sisal is very durable, easy to clean, and resists staining. This makes it a great option for high-traffic areas like staircases.
I have X Number of Steps. How Long of a Runner do I Need?
While it is possible to measure the stairs yourself, in our 20+ years of experience, we have found that our customers achieve the best fit and best yield from materials when they work with an experienced installer. We recommend finding a local installer. They’ll measure your staircase and let you know what size of stair runner you need. If you’re set on doing it yourself, please see below.
How Do I Measure Stairs for a Runner?
For bound runners on straight staircases, it is possible to measure the stairs yourself. However, as stated above, we have found that the best fit generally comes from working with an installer who knows how to properly measure stairs.
To measure for straight staircases, follow the instructions below. Please note that finished rug dimensions may be 1-2″ off specified dimensions as materials expand and contract in various environmental conditions. Many of our customers choose to order a runner a little longer than needed, binding only the long edges, and will order additional loose binding to match. This way they can work with an installer who can cut and finish the runner to fit their stairs perfectly.
Looking for more ideas for your stair runner project? Our Stair Runner resource page has all you need.
Measuring Your Own Stairs:
- Measure the width of your stairs (X). Our customers usually specify that runners be made a little narrower than the width of their stairs, so a few inches of woodwork will show on either side across the width of the stair. Convert this measurement to feet and inches.
- Measure the stair riser height (Y) from the bottom to the lip of the step.
- Measure your stair tread depth (Z), making sure to measure around the lip of the stair tread, if present.
- Count how many risers (Y) you have and multiply by the height of the riser (from step 2).
- Count how many stair treads (Z) you have and multiply by the depth of the stair tread (from step 3).
- Add the numbers from step 4 and step 5, converting the total to feet and inches. This is the length of the stair runner you’ll need.
- Consider adding additional length to your runner to be on the safe side. We can bind the long edges only and send enough loose binding material. This way, you can work with a carpet installer to trim and finish the runner for a perfect fit. Our customers usually note this in the comments section at checkout if they’d like us to bind the long edges only and send enough loose binding to finish the short sides.
Corners & Curves on Staircases
For staircases that curve or turn corners, you’ll need to work with an installer to get a good fit. Once you have them measure your stairs, they can let you know how much broadloom material you need to order for creating your custom synthetic sisal stair runner. Then you can order broadloom and loose binding material (if needed) from us. Your installer will cut, bind, and install to fit your staircase.
Can I Install a Stair Runner Myself?
Installing stair runners can be tricky—even for straight runners that are not installed wall-to-wall. We’d recommend working with an experienced installer who can safely and properly install your stair runner.