Stair Runner Carpets

An image of a staircase - a white wooden staircase is topped with a contemporary black-edged carpet runner in grey.

Most of our customers want to enjoy the softness of modern stair carpets and are looking to make a real feature of their staircase, which is why a stair runner provides the perfect solution. A stair runner may once have been seen as a more budget option; a covering that could be laid in a strip and secured in place with stair rods, a practical solution and less expensive to fit. However, carpets have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, and with new technology and exciting developments like being able to add your own creative flair, the traditional stair runner is now a hugely popular contemporary trend.

Carpet used: Fairisle in Ridge Mist.

The choices are endless when it comes to carpeting your stairs, carpet fitters have limitless techniques. You can now also have your chosen carpet finished with a contrasting border - a smart appealing look that allows plenty of space for the natural build of your stairs to breathe. Why cover up the appeal of your Victorian woodwork and bannisters, or your mid-century smooth visual lines? A stair runner will also visually extend the appearance of your staircase making it look wider and more substantial.

Image (right): @mindyourmanorhouse

Carpet used: Southwold in Cavenham Chrome

Please speak to your local Cormar retailer about creating a stair runner using one of our carpets.

An image of a staircase - a white wooden staircase is topped with a striking black-edged runner in pale grey. There are other black accessories - including frames and a painted banister - which add to the contemporary look.

Over recent years, customers have been inspired by our striped stair carpet ideas. There's no pattern quite so classic and versatile as a good stripe. They are simple, yet make a statement, and are a great way to transform your stairs. Whether you go elegant or bold, bright or muted, decorating with striped carpets allows you to add a new dimension. Gentle tones tend to create a real impact and make the staircase a stylish feature. Our Pimlico Stripe carpet is a complementary striped loop pile carpet in pure New Zealand Wool, available in four neutral combinations making it easy to decorate with all the benefits of nature's own carpet fibre.

Read more about striped carpet ideas here

From The Blog

A Guide to Stair Runners

Stair runners are a great way to add style, safety, and comfort to your staircase. Mixing textures on the staircase, yet keeping the overall carpet theme, stair runners reduce noise and provide a slip-resistant surface for added peace of mind.

We sat down with one of our recommended retailers to talk through some of the most frequently asked questions when looking at introducing a stair runner in your home...

From the experts

"A stairway can be so important in a hallway since it is the first room your guests will encounter - it completely sets the tone for your personal home style.."

Jess Contomichalos - Interior Stylist