What to Consider When Buying a Carpet for Your Stairs

Many homeowners can get so caught up in choosing the right type of flooring to suit the style of their home, that they overlook its suitability for the area it needs to be fitted in. As one of the main parts of the home which experiences heavy foot traffic, the stairs require durable, long-lasting flooring to withstand regular use.

Foot traffic and maintenance are major considerations when choosing the right type of flooring; whether you are moving into a new home or you are renovating your existing property, this article will look into what you should consider when buying a new carpet for your stairs.


Often the most popular choice for stairs, carpets provide a comforting, warm type of flooring underfoot to withstand heavy foot traffic.

The higher the quality of the carpet, the better it can withstand regular use. As such, a natural carpet, such as wool, is typically recommended as it’s resilient, durable design ensures a long lifespan, without compromising on aesthetics. This longevity means that the flooring will require minimal care and the colours won’t quickly fade.

Finally, carpets provide added grip underfoot when running up and down the stairs, which is particularly important in homes with young children to minimise the risk of slipping.

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Centralised Carpets

If you want to add a touch of carpeting on your stairs but don’t want it fully covered, here at Brent Carpets we can cut the carpet down and centralise it on your stairs, exposing some of the flooring beneath down the edges.

Brent Carpets

With over 40 years’ industry experience, here at Brent Carpets we supply, deliver and fit carpets, laminate and vinyl flooring for properties all over Central London and the surrounding areas. We offer a free consultation service to establish your exact needs, taking into consideration maintenance, foot traffic and style, and will carry out a free measuring service to ensure a flawless fit. To find out more, please get in touch with our expert team today.