Before deciding on hardwood for your staircase, it is important to consider the range of flooring options available and your household’s individual needs.
When a high-quality wooden staircase is professionally fitted, it can be a stunning feature in any home. If you already have wooden flooring in your hallway, continuing the wooden theme to the stairs can add to the flow of your house. However, wooden floors come with a certain amount of slip compared to other options, such as carpet.
Depending on the nature of your family, this can be a potential hazard. If you have children, pets and elderly members of your family, wooden staircases may not be the best flooring option. Carpet is probably a safer option with kids and seniors.
Or, you could still enjoy the classic look of hardwood stairs with the addition of a stair runner or rug that is correctly fitted to eradicate slippiness, increasing grip and softness underfoot. And don’t forget, even carpet can be dangerous on stairs with shoes that have high heels or soles that can grab the fibers and stick.
Whatever flooring you decide for your stairs make sure your family and friends are careful.
Call our flooring specialist to assist in your home flooring needs.
Simmons Floor Covering
400 N. Loop 288 Suite 104
Denton, TX 76209
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