Category Archives: stair runner

Stair runner: is it right for you?

Many people who have hardwood floors with staircases at some point ask, do I need a stair runner?

For some, a stair runner is a solution to a practical problem. Many customers call to say they have a child that is starting to walk and they are worried they may fall on (or even down) the stairs. Others are concerned about slipping on the wood while going down the stairs or the noise caused by shoes when going up and down stairs.  For all of these concerns, a stair runner is a great solution. Yes, a stair runner is a great way to muffle the sounds and soften wood stairs.

For others, a stair runner is a solution to an aesthetic problem. Some people, just don’t like bare stairs. A stair runners only purpose can be that it warms up the space. Plain wood stairs can be cold and stark. A stair runner can be like eye candy in a living room, a focal point in a hallway and an attention-getter in the foyer.

Stair runners can be practical, fun, whimsical, sophisticated, brazen and beautiful. Schroeder makes custom stair runners. You want wool or nylon? Pink or blue? Flowers or stripes? We have it all AND anything is possible. Take a look at some of the past stair runners we have done for our wonderful clients. Each of these were custom made for the client and installed by our professional team. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Staircase Rug from Schroeder Carpet

 

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Most of the photos above were taken by Trent Lee Photography, some with an iPhone. Schroeder is located near downtown Austin just south of Barton Springs. Call us to make an appointment. Let us help you create a fabulous looking set of stairs!!

 

 

Traditional with a splash of color (and fun)!

We just finished a great photo shoot at a wonderful client’s house. She has an eye for style, color, patterns and more.

Here’s just a quick glimpse of the best of the best. More posts to follow soon!

 

This room features Stark Carpet’s Embroidery in green.

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The bathroom feature’s Couristan’s Chesapeake in Nautical Blue.

 

 

 

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This bedroom features Stark Carpet’s Beaton in blue and white.

 

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The stair runner is a looped wool in a tiger print.

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A sisal diamond hall runner from Stark.

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Nourison: Wool stair runner on a staircase

Schroeder recently finished a photo shoot of a beautiful stair runner we installed recently. The custom made stair runner is a Nourison cut-pile wool. This dense and beautiful material is prefect for a stair runner because it will hold up to heavy traffic and clean easily. Call and make an appointment with Schroeder today so that you can find out how you can have a beautiful stair runner just like this!

 

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Schroeder is a high-end flooring store located near downtown Austin. Call to make an appointment today! 512-462-1551

 

 

Zebra Staircase: two different ways to carpet the stairs

We recently installed Masland‘s Kenya in Sterling for a client’s set of stairs. We installed both wall-to-wall carpet for a staircase and a stair runner. What’s the difference? Take a look below.

Wall-to-wall carpeting for a stair case:

As you can see in the photo below, the stairs are bare. Our installers have removed the existing carpet and have installed new pad on the tops of the stairs.

In these photos, the installers are in the process of installing the carpet wall-to-wall on the staircase. The carpet is going from wall to wall.

 

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Look how great it looks:

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Stair runner:

 

For the bottom set, the client only needed a stair runner. A stair runner allows you to still enjoy the beauty of the wood while also enjoying the comfort and safety of a stair runner. Like all stair runners, this one is custom made.

 

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Schroeder is located near downtown Austin on South Lamar Boulevard. We are open Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Call and make an appointment so that we can help you find the best solution for your stairs!

Time Lapse Stair Runner: transforming a stair case

A stair runner is a wonderful way to transform a stair case.  Stair runners are a great way to soften your foot steps and loud noises caused by wood stairs. It’s also a way to transform a stark wood star case into colorful, warm space.

Recently Schroeder installed Couristan’s Knob Hill wool flat weave as a stair runner. The video below shows the final step of the installation. The first few steps of a stair runner include measuring and cutting the material into the runner, having the runner bounded or serged off site and then the final step – installation.

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Couristan’s Knob Hill Stair Runner

 

Click HERE to watch the video (on YouTube)!

Time lapse by Trent Lee Photography

 

Herringbone Patterned Stair Runner Installation

We wanted to share with you this recent and beautiful installation of a stair runner. This stair runner is made of a 100% wool and is a flat weave. It has a herringbone pattern and looks wonderful on a staircase!

The customer was drawn to the neutral colors and the classic herringbone pattern. Schroeder custom made the stair runner and did the installation.

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