Pre made straight stairs 24 years old/carpeting/urine
I have two sets of stairs and a landing. Stairs are 6 then landing then 6 or so more. My cat has peed on the carpeting which was a continuation of carpeting for the upstairs. But that was pulled up.. I need to pull the stair carpeting up and put something there on a temporary basis. Actually the stairs underneath look pretty nice. Can I stain them a waterbase color just to seal it and tack on a cheap runner. Is staining okay to do for now then If I get wood floors installed someday the stairs would be done to. So looking for a cheap fix for now after a pull the smelly carpeting up!