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Carpet Stair Treads: DIY Installation Steps

Carpet Stair Treads: DIY Installation Steps
  •    Home plans
  •    October 3, 2017
  •    Miyuki (ミユキ) Otsuka (大塚)
  •    20 images


To make the stair look fresh, carpet stair treads can be installed. Everyone loves something new, but after they find it day by day until years, they may find it boring. That is why it should be updated. One of the simplest ways in updating the stair, for example, is by installing carpet stair treads.

Steps to Install Carpet Stair Treads

First, you need to clean the stair first. You can use special oil soap for the stair material and hot water. To make sure that there is no more dirt, you can use toothbrush to clean the details of the tread, riser and balusters. Then, wipe them using soft cloth and wait until they are dry. You need to decide the center of the stair to make sure that the carpet stair treads will be exactly positioned. Draw some guiding lines to make the installation easier.

After that, install some tackless strips. You need to have one or two strips on every step. In addition, the strip should also be installed on the raiser. Next, you need to set the carpet padding. With the padding, the carpet will feel soft. After the base is ready, it is the time to install the carpet runner. It is good for you to start from the top steps. Correctly place the runner and the press it with a knee-kicker. Finally, carpet stair treads installation can be finished by carefully cut the excess of the carpet for a neat look.

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