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Featured, Stair Runner Advice  |  12 November 2018

What should I do on my landing?

We talk staircases every day – that’s what we to do. It’s easy for us to come up with the answers but what we have to remember is that you may not be quite as geeky about staircases as we are – we are constantly scrutinising every tread and riser wherever we go.

Why not be obsessed with those staircases ascending the heights of your home? After all, a staircase is often a big part of the first impression when you walk into a home.

Some clients choose two designs in complementary colours. Here Kyoto Lantern is used as a stair runner, with Kobe in a matching colourway joined by hand for landing areas

One of the most common questions we get is “What should I do on my landing?”  With our runners there are various options, however the choices will be dependent on the size and shape of your landing.

The Runner

Whether you have a quarter or half landing, runner installations can be finished in a variety of ways. Mitred corners are an elegant option where a change of direction is required, allowing the pattern to flow around the landing. Alternatively, the runner can be overlaid creating a bolder design contrast. The seams/joins are either sewn by our skilled fitters on site or prepared in our workshop prior to despatch.

Dart Midnight mitred around half landings
Vernon Teal overlaid on a landing

The Wall to Wall

For a landing which is a little larger in size you may wish to consider the ‘wall to wall’ option. Our workshop hand-sews lengths of runner together to create large pieces, creating a truly stunning bespoke carpet. How we tackle this option depends on your design choice, many of our bordered designs have a complementary “ground” design whilst others have an all-over repeating pattern that can be used on both stairs and landings.

Flaxman Stone runner with Fulham Stone seamed as a wall to wall landing carpet
Swanson Celadon used as a runner and joined by hand for landing areas

The Broadloom Carpet

The other option is to choose a standard broadloom product which picks out one of the colours in your stair runner. There are some fabulous textures out on the market at the moment which really do work well with our Flatweave runners.

Kyoto Storm and Halle Elephant runners complemented by a broadloom textured carpet.

The Loose Runner/Rug

And finally, you may want something which gives you a little more flexibility. How about leaving your landings bare, then adding a loose runner or rug in a matching or coordinating design. This option allows you to play with the space, moving things around or even having a few different designs which you can interchange depending on your mood.

Isis Leaf seams into the perfect rug
Masai Indigo as a loose runner

Visit our Inspiration Gallery for more ideas



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