Renovating your staircase? Best Flooring Options for Stairs
The staircase is a high-traffic area in every house with daily movement up and down. As a result, stairs are a focal point in a home and a highly visible space that necessitates both style and a durable flooring material. Since staircases are not susceptible to water, a variety of flooring materials may be used.
Things to consider when installing flooring on the staircase
- Consider the flooring in your upstairs and downstairs rooms when selecting a product for your staircase. You should think about your budget; there are high priced, medium-priced, and low-priced flooring materials available.
- Consider how easy will it be to clean? Do you want a stairwell that you have to vacuum or mop?
- Noise. If there is a lot of noise near the stairs such as living areas like dens or living rooms, Carpet can be a big benefit from noise muffling flooring so you don’t have to hear people going up and down the staircase all the time.
- Safety. The protection of your material is on of the most important considerations. Keep an eye out for a non-slippery surface. Look for stair materials that provide extra traction if you have children or someone with restricted mobility in your house.
- Style. Take into account the area around the stairs, as well as the design and scale of the stairs themselves. In a traditional home, large, sweeping stairs in wood or tile look fantastic. Carpeting may be more fitting in a carpeted den.
The benefits of each flooring material for your staircase:
Laminate is a cost – effective solution that comes in a variety of types and colors. You can also pick a laminate that resembles wood or is textured for added traction. In high-traffic areas, laminate stairs are easy to clean and repair.
Carpet Carpeted stairs have more stability and are easier on the feet than hard surfaces. Carpet flooring can also provide a wider range of color and pile options. You may also opt for a completely carpeted stair or a carpet runner over the wood floor.
Tile is ideal for narrow stairwells and outdoor stairwells. In basements and mudrooms, tile is simple to clean and has a distinctive and appealing appearance.
Hardwood stairs have a timeless appearance that complements almost every décor. Hardwood stairs are long-lasting and secure if you use non-slip treads or other measures to prevent the smooth surface from being slippery.
If you are having any trouble picturing your flooring options in your home Saddleback Carpet & Flooring can schedule a free in-house product consultation and measure. We can bring sample options or you can pick out samples directly from our showroom floor.