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Installing a carpet runner on stairs

Posted by annika_s (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 30, 10 at 10:46

I have a worn-out carpet runner on my wooden staircase I'd like to replace. So the tackless strips are already there, and I hope to reuse them and just replace the padding and put a waterfall runner made out of plain carpet up the staircase. The current runner does not tack up underneath the tread on each step (there is a gap between the runner and the riser) but I'd like to make that change.

I am going to refinish the wood treads and repaint the risers and stringers myself. The installer will not have to go around any spindles. There are 14 total steps, 4 of which are pie-shaped and 1 is a not-quite-square landing.

What can I expect to pay for the labor/installation portion of this job (I'm in Milwaukee)? I'd like to get a ballpark idea for budget purposes, before actually calling a guy out for a formal estimate.

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