A helpful guide to help calculate the meterage required for your stairs.
Choosing stair runner width.
- We recommend that you have a minimum margin of 5cm either side of your runner and the edge of your staircase. Roger Oates flatweave is woven in three standard widths, 60cm/24″, 70cm/27″ and 85cm/33″. Please note all these measurements are approximate. Most designs are woven in one width, but a selection are woven in multiple widths. If you know the approximate width of runner you require use the filters on the Runners for Stairs and Halls page to refine your selection by width.
Stair runner for winding steps.
- A flatweave quality is recommended if you have winding steps as it is supple and flexible. In the majority of cases where you have a minimum of three winding steps over a 90 degree turn the stripes can be matched in the crutch of the step if a flatweave is used. A good fitter is essential.
How much will I need?
- For straight steps, measure one riser and one tread to give the length needed for each step. Include the “nose” in the measurement (see drawing A). Check that all treads and risers on your stairs have the same measurements.
- Count steps and check for differing depths.
- Multiply the number of steps x length needed for each step. If the steps all have different measurements, you will need to measure each one individually and add the measurements together.
- To calculate the quantity needed for winding steps, measure the distance along the outside perimeter (see drawing B).
- Measure the final riser of the flight and also add an extra 50cm per flight to allow for tolerance.