Stair runners – A staircase consists of several components. Stringer, the backbone, supports the tread and riser. The runner is carpeting that runs down the middle of the stairs serves a dual purpose, which both aesthetically and prevents wear to the tree of the stairs. There are three methods for fastening a runner to a staircase: Simply tacking the runner down with blanket staples, using double-stick carpet tape, or using tackles strips nailed.
Tape two 2-inch pieces of seamless strip together with the pins facing inwards to make a spacer. Make two spacers. Cut the seamless strips to the length of padding using a scissors. Mark where the edges of padding and runner will be in each treads with a pencil. This will keep your runner centered length of the stairs. Place spacers on pencil rails for padding on the tread and place a segment of seamless strip on spacers with the legs pointing downwards and the smooth side to the riser. Sew to riser to repeat at each step.
Then place a segment of seamless strip on the tread 1/2 inch from riser with legs facing riser. Sew to the tread. Place padding on each tread, but the bottom step, and make sure that it is seamless against the seamless strip attached to the tread and fold over the nose of the tread. Thanks or staple upholstery every 4 inches along the top and bottom edges, measure with a tape measure. Place the runner down on the bottom tread against seamless ribbon and put it in place as padding. Roll over the nose of the tread, which covers riser that meets the floor. Work up each step from the bottom and push runner on seamless stripe on each tread, using a knee kicker.
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