When considering buying a stairs and landing carpet here are some of the variables to consider for making a good decision. Make sure it carries a very heavy wear or heavy domestic classification. Depending on whether you want a practical carpet or a visual look, or both.
We recommend a short pile carpet with a really strong thick underlay, short pile carpets do not flatten easily.
There are four categories in a plain carpet
We always recommend wool or a wool mix as best choice, nylon as second choice and bleach cleanable as last choice. So the fibre is what we believe is the most important variable in a carpet keeping its appearance
Pretty much any carpet can be made into a stair runner, any width stairs and any shaped stairs.
The width can be to suit the clients taste and stair width.
We normally recommend 3-4 inch gap on each side, depending on how much of the stairs you want showing.
Choices in patterns vary.
Traditional designs, these would be used in hotel lobbies but are as popular as they were 20 years ago and when used are extremely practical, what tends to sell are traditional designs with four or less colours which can look more subdued or subtle.
There are basically three types of binding
Binding is usually used in a contrasting colour – examples of this can be seen in our photo gallery.
These are very popular for stairs and landings, they look rally good and are very easy to maintain.
Not as popular as they were five years ago, now a more subtle pin stripe is more popular (two colour mix).
Again a blend of no more then three colours, so quite subdued but practical.
For your stairs and landing carpets, we at GOC Carpets we work with all the major brand names. You can be guaranteed quality products, from classic pieces to current trends. Our patterned ranges are designed to enhance modern living and provide elegance and style to any living space.