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Serapi Stair Runner Installation

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.

Stair runner installation - Pattern matching

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:

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" x 12' Serapi Stair Runner - Main Street Oriental Rugs


 2'6"x12' Serapi Design Runner

(click here to view in our eshop)

 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!

stair runner installation process

 (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.

expert stair runner installation

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If you, reader, are interested in having stair runners installed, please visit this page and get in touch with us soon:

Expert Stair Runner Installations - Main Street Oriental Rugs

Until next time; best wishes!

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