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hokie88

09:11AM | 08/05/04
Member Since: 11/27/03
28 lifetime posts
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After removing the carpet from the 5 stairs in my split-entry home, I was hoping to stain them to match the Pergo I installed in the living room. But, they look terrible and I think I will have to put a stair runner on them to cover them up. Dumb question, but how is the stair runner attached so it doesn't move around? Carpet tack strips? I was hoping to use an inexpensive runner I already have, but it is thin cotton/wool dhurrie type.

Floorcraft

01:08PM | 08/05/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
tacked down for permanent application.

Zoroufy stair rods for a better look.

hokie88

07:41AM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 11/27/03
28 lifetime posts
OK, does this mean tack it down, and then use stair rods as an optional decorative touch, or can I use the stair rods INSTEAD of tacking it down?

Floorcraft

08:57AM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
if you use only the stair rods, then you will be able to turn the rug every now and then to make it last longer.

If you tack it down, it will be permanent for the most part.

hokie88

12:15PM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 11/27/03
28 lifetime posts
OK, got it. Wasn't sure if the stair rods would be sufficient to hold it in place, but it sounds like they will, plus it will be easier to upgrade to a nice runner later on. Thank you.

Floorcraft

02:43PM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
I wouldn't count on it COMPLETELY making it secure. It may shift a tad, depending on how much you spend on the rods.

glendot

01:38AM | 08/15/04
Member Since: 06/26/04
30 lifetime posts
I used rods and they are OK but I suggest the solid rods as opposed to the cheaper hollow rods. The hollow ones bend too easily, unless of course the walls of the hollow rods are thicker. When you pick out the rods, try bending one. If it bends of course you would have to buy it but then only one.
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