We recently completed another successful stair runner installation for a customer who's shopped with us for many years! She chose a handmade runner with a beautifully detailed Serapi design from our stock and our very talented installer, Robert, was able to finish the work in one day.
In this post we want to talk about pattern matching, which is the most challenging aspect of installing a stair runner that features a design - only the best of the best stair runner installers can do this flawlessly - here's an example of the wrong way to install a stair runner:
When a stair runner is being placed, the runner has to be cut at certain points to fit the specific angles of the steps, and when working with a design, these cuts have to be done strategically and artfully to ensure everything aligns the right way and leaves you with a picture-perfect finished project.
For this project, our customer chose a hand-knotted, Indo-Persian Serapi carpet runner, similar to this one:
2'6"x9'8" Serapi Design Runner
Starting with a blank canvas, the carpet runner is measured to fit the stairs, next the necessary cuts are made, and lastly the stair runner installer secures everything into place - this particular install took only about 5 hours to complete, start-to-finish!
(Middle: Installer, Robert, having fun in his tye-dye, making a challenge look easy)
Once the work was done, we were pleased, but most importantly, our customer was happy, which is always our #1 goal.
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