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carpeting stairs

Posted by mikend (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 31, 09 at 14:42

We are thinking of replacing the carpeting on our stairs and upstairs landing. I am assuming there was not carpet on the stairs and landing originally- in our 1920s Tudor revival (with some Craftsman elements), however we prefer to keep it carpeted. The carpet that is there now is a bit old (15+) and looking a bit tattered in spots.

Any ideas on what we should be looking for in terms of style and durability to be relatively consistent with a 1920's house?


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RE: carpeting stairs

How would you feel about a wide runner? You can get padding (I think? I really don't know much about rugs) to make it softer and a litte more plush. Our back stairs are painted white with a Oriental-style runner going down it and I LOVE the look. Ours is pretty cheap carpet (I think it's that cut-to-length stuff from Lowes/HD) and was here from the previous owners, but I think when I get the money to rip it out, I'll do a similar style. And I feel better about my kids going up and down than having just the wood.

Anyway, may not have been the answer you're looking for--I don't really know what kind of carpeting is period for a 20's home other than a runner or nothing. I'd be curious to see as well!

Sarah from Albany, NY

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