If you’ve ever slipped and fallen down your wooden stairs while holding two glasses of water, falling rapidly and noisily on your butt all the way to the bottom (rounding a corner on your way down) only to land shocked, slightly injured but still holding the two (now somewhat emptier) glasses of water aloft, you’ll understand why a stair runner can be a good thing. And this tutorial walks you through all the steps, including adhesive and nailing. So the runner is nice and secure, which is important to some people. Who’ve fallen down the stairs. Holding two glasses of water.
The most significant $ outlay in this project was the two sisal carpets they used – and while you may be searching for something less expensive, be sure to consider what it is like underfoot. You want something that doesn’t let the feet slide over it. Lest you fall down the stairs. Holding two glasses of water.
Learn how this was done over at Loft and Cottage.