Functional And Attractive Carpet Runners
Carpet runners are long, narrow rugs meant to be used in hallways, galley kitchens, or other areas of the home where space is narrow, but long. Carpet runners are also used on stairs, but these models do not have the backing used on carpet runners for the floor. Along with area rugs, this type of carpeting can add a decorative element to hardwood floors while making them warmer and more comfortable to walk on. Carpet runners are excellent not only for hallways, but also for kitchens. They tend to fit nicely down the length of cabinet and counter space, providing both a cushioned area on which to stand when washing dishes or preparing food and a decorative touch. Avoid wool runners in the kitchen and stick to synthetic fibers that are easier to clean and can withstand water.
Wood stairs and even basement stairs that are not carpeted can be vastly improved in appearance with the addition of carpet runners. Hallways and entryways can also be warmed up with them. While they do not have to be limited to use on bare floors, avoid placing carpet runners, area rugs, and throw rugs on top of padded carpet if elderly people live in or frequently visit your home.