Should I carpet the stairs?
My builder and my DH want to put a carpet runner over my hardwood (oak) staircase.
The reasoning is that since we have a 7 month old baby, it will be safer for him once he starts walking/climbing/etc. We don't wear shoes in our house so slipping is a realistic concern.
My concern is that the oak is going to fade on the edges and then look really bad when we take off the runner in a few years.
What do you think?