Stair Treads Frequently Asked Questions

1. How carpet stair treads protect my staircase?

Carpet stair treads are an effective, affordable way to protect your stairs from daily wear and tear. Carpet stair treads are placed on your stairs to protect your stairs from becoming worn out or scratched from day-to-day use. Your stairs get a lot of action. Unless you have an elevator in your house, your stairs are the only way you can get from the upstairs to the downstairs. Other carpeted areas of your house — the living room, your bedroom, etc. — simply don't get the traffic that your stairs get. When carpet gets a lot of traffic, it starts to wear out. It can become discolored and weak compared to the rest of the carpet in your house.

To protect yourself against having to replace your carpet too frequently, get some carpet stair treads. Carpet stair treads cover your stairs. They go right down the middle of the stairs because this is where your stairs receive the most traffic. Our carpet stair treads are made of wool, polypropylene, nylon, acrylic, and/or various other materials. They come in different colors so you should be able to find something that matches your decorating style.

2. How carpet stair treads protect my family?

The great benefit to using carpet stair treads is that they add traction to your stairs. When people are flying down the stairs, they can gain too much speed and trip on the stairs. These treads add traction to prevent slipping.

Millions of people are injured each year from falls in the home, but you can help prevent them in your home by using carpet stair treads. Protect your family from dangerous falls and slip related injuries. Stair treads are one easy and inexpensive way to keep your family safe.

Stair treads should be a must in your home if you have children or elderly adults living with you, as these two groups have the greatest risk for fall related injuries.

Many people overlook their stairs when they are making their

homes safer. They install alarms and locks, buy treads for their bathtub, and put in smoke detectors. While these safety features are all important, protecting your family from falls is also important. We often take for granted that hand railing will keep everyone safe on the stairs, but this just isn't the case.

Stair tread provides a non-slippery surface on your stairs. Whether your stairs are ceramic, hardwood or laminate, you can add additional protection to them.

Installing carpet stair treads will help you keep your family and guests safe from unintentional falls. They are easy to install and will cost you less than fully carpeting your stairs. Don't forget to make your stairs safer as you add safety items to other parts of your home.

3. How carpet stair treads enhance my house?

No doubt that the hardwood staircase is a centerpiece in your house. This is what you see first when you enter the house. A hardwood staircase is considered as an upgrade, as well as granite countertop or hardwood floor, when you buy brand new house. People pay additional thousands of dollars to have hardwood staircase versus carpeted, because it is attractive, durable, classical and increases a home’s value.

However, there are disadvantages to hardwood stairs – they are very slippery and wear out. Likely, there is a great solution to this problem – stair treads! Give your stairs some personality and increase their safety with stylish and functional carpet stair treads. Your stairs will look great with the unique design and appearance of our carpet stair treads. They are available in very wide assortment of decorative designs and colors. Stair treads are an excellent alternative to stair runners and stair carpets and provide you with a great opportunity to represent your hardwood staircase in its most attractive form. Carpet stair treads do not cover the beauty of your hardwood staircase, they look very attractive next to wood stairs, and they accentuate and drag attention to it.

4. How many stair treads are included in one set?

The standard set includes 13 stair treads unless otherwise posted.

5. What are the dimensions of the stair treads?

Our stair treads are available in various sizes. The standard length is 9 inches. Widths vary by style. If you don’t see the size you are looking for in our store, we can usually customize a set to suit your needs. Just ask.

6. I do not need the whole set, can I buy just few pieces?

Again, just ask. Most of our styles can be sold individually, but occasionally, we can’t break up the sets.

7. I have 16 steps, can I purchase additional pieces?

In most cases, the answer is yes. Please ask if you are not sure.

8. Can you please describe the color?

Please be advised that we do not describe colors. Generally speaking, a color is a personal perception and everybody sees colors different. The pictures of our products are taken under different lighting conditions to better represent them. Please review carefully all available pictures on our website to determine the color match.

9. Do I need to buy any additional tools/supplies to install stair treads? Do I need a professional help to do it?

The installation of our stair treads is very simple and can be done by anybody with no experience, even your kids can do it!

10. What are the conditions of sale?

By purchasing our product you agree to all terms and conditions implied or stated on our website. Every set of stair treads or runner will arrive to you in new condition. By purchasing our product you agree to use this product in a proper and safe manner and properly install the product before using it.

11. Can I order stair treads in a custom size?

In most cases, the answer is yes, absolutely.

12. What is the width of the runner?

The widths vary from style to style.

13. I need 5-foot long runner. How do I calculate the cost of it?

The price of a runner is charged by the linear foot. Matching runners are available for most of our stair treads.

14. I cannot find matching runner for the model of the stair treads that I like. Can you tell me if it is available?

Not every model of stair treads has matching runners available.

15. I would like to know if the edges of the runner piece will be finished.

Yes, absolutely.

16. My steps have rounded bull nose. Will these stair treads work on them?


17. Can these stair treads be applied on carpeted steps?

Even though the original intention of these stair treads is to be applied onto hard surface (hardwood, laminate) to prevent slip and fall, many people use them on carpeted stairs. We have many customers who bought our stair treads to cover overused carpet on the stairs as it is too expensive to replace it or who wants to cover imperfections on it. If the carper nap on your stairs is thick we recommend additional adhesive tape application.

18. Can I use these stair treads outside?

No. The stair treads are intended to be used inside only.

19. Are these stair treads permanent or they can be easily removed if needed?

The stair treads are not permanent. You can easily remove them from the steps by pulling them off.

20. Does adhesive damage the hardwood finish when you remove these stair treads?

Some adhesive tapes may leave a residue that can usually be washed off. Please read the label carefully on the tape. Tape is available from many different manufacturers and suppliers.

21. How well do these stair treads adhere to the steps? Will they move or slip from the steps?

The general intention of these stair treads is to prevent slipping and falling on stairs. Therefore, they are made to be securely attached to the steps.

22. How much is the shipping cost?

Shipping costs vary.

23. How long does it take to get the stair treads after placing an order?

We ship your order quickly, usually within 1-2 days unless otherwise notified. We usually ship via FedEx, which is a very fast courier.

24. Do you provide a faster shipping service? What are the options?

Please contact us for the rates and conditions if you need expedited shipping.

25. What is your liability for transit of package?

After your package leaves our possession (shipped) we have no control over it. We do however pay a mandatory insurance which will cover the cost of your item if it is lost, damaged, or stolen (the insurance fee is included with your shipping and handling cost). Once your package is delivered the tracking information is updated to reflect that. Please contact us if you do not receive your package within a reasonable time frame. We will contact FedEx and file a claim. Upon confirmation that your package is being lost or stolen we will send you a replacement package or refund your payment.

26. What are the payment options?

We accept payments by major Credit Cards, PayPal, and Certified Checks/Money Orders.

27. I noticed that your stair treads have different backing types. How do they affect adhesion?

The backing of the stair treads does not affect adhesion qualities. The stair treads attach to the steps by special double-sided self–adhesive tape.

28. Do you provide samples of your stair treads?

Unfortunately, we do not.

29. I need 5-foot long runner. How do I calculate the cost of it?

Multiply the price per linear foot times the length of the runner.

30. I am planning to cover my staircase with a carpet runner. Do you provide installation instructions?

The professional contractor is required to install carpet runner on the staircase. The installation itself may cost from $300 - $600 depending on your staircase type. We do not specialize on stair runner’s installation and cannot assist you in it. Therefore, we offer a great affordable alternative – stair treads. No installation is required, just lay them down!

31. How do I clean these stair treads?

To clean stair treads simply vacuum them and use any regular carpet cleaning product for spot cleaning.