5 Flooring Ideas for Stairs

Flooring for stairs doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, remodeling stairs can even be easier than reflooring the rest of the house. Whether you are looking for a quick facelift for your stairs or a more in-depth remodeling project, these 5 flooring ideas for stairs will make the rest of your house jealous.

Carpet Runners

Carpet runners offer customization and easy installation. There are tons of different options to pick from and matching the rest of your house is easy to do with carpet runners. Carpet runners will protect the wood surface of the stairs from daily wear and tear. They also increase traction and safety. Runners will also reduce the noise level of wood stairs.

Stair Treads

New or updated stair treads can completely change the look of your stairs. Replacing or renovating stair treads is harder than the alternatives, however if you are looking for a classic look and feel it is definitely worth the time. Stair treads can be simple or crazy depending on your preference. Stair treads may require maintenance to keep them looking pristine, keep this in mind if you expect a large amount of foot traffic.

Wood Staining

Wood stained stairs offer an elegant look and compliment most remodeling projects. Staining is more time consuming than the other options and is not as easy as installing carpet runners. However, the end results look fantastic. Sealing the wood after staining it will help protect against wear and tear.


Carpet is easier to install than new treads or staining your stairs. Carpet is the safest options, especially if you have children. Carpet is easy to clean and you won’t have to worry about scratches.


Paint offers the most customization out of the 5 options. However, painting your stairs can also be time consuming. The amount of time you will need depends on what kind of designs (if any) you want to include. Painting is more prone to scratching and chipping than the other options.

If you have any questions about how to give your home’s stairs a new look, call Jabara’s today to speak with a flooring expert.