Wood stairs can be slippery and dangerous especially when liquid is present.
Carpeted stairs with wood floors.
Hard surfaces are slippery and can easily lead to a fall.
Carpet is safer for children and the elderly.
Hardwood stairs average 100 to 200 per step including labor a flight of stairs is 10 to 12 steps and would cost 1 000 to 2 400.
If there were existing hardwoods underneath the carpet sand them before re staining.
Even if you prefer hard surfaces such as hardwood or laminate carpet on the stairs is still a good idea even if it is in the form of a runner on the stairs having carpet on the stairs is infinitely safer than having the stairs covered with hard surface flooring.
You ll have to get out the vacuum and give carpeted stairs a good deep cleaning about once a week.
Actually we have a carpeted tile top floor bedrooms laundry and hardwood middle floor.
Having carpet on the stairs doesn t necessarily prevent falls but it helps to provide traction compared to hardwood.
Beautiful hardwood stairs will be ruined by the addition of carpeting because the tack strips need to be nailed down creating holes in the wood.
In addition should a fall ever occur carpet offers a much softer landing spot than wood flooring which could help reduce the likelihood of injury.
Use a foam brush to apply the stain and wipe with a lint free cloth.
We could have done hardwood stairs but at the time our dd was not quite 2 so we knew we had years years of at least one little one going up down and felt carpet.
We built our house last year and have carpeted stairs with hardwood floors landing.
Installation and materials can range as low as 1 000 and as high as 30 000 price depends on several factors.
Carpets provide safety for stairs.
Carpeted vs wooden stairs stairway safety.
Carpeted stairs will obviously accumulate more dust and dirt than hardwood.
Likewise hardwood stairs make for hard landings if someone does slip and can cause more accidents and injuries than carpeting.
Carpet also won t last as long as hardwood and will need to be replaced frequently.