This post was inspired by a customer, who recently installed one of our coco runners, and sent us these pictures. Thanks for the e-mail, we think the runner looks great! We figured we would do a post to help those of you thinking about installing runners.
What you’ll need:
- Meter Stick
- Tape Measure
- Utility Knife
- Staple Gun
- Stair Rod
Step 1: Prepping your stairs
Make sure that your stairs are clean. Use a broom or vacuum to ensure all dust and grime has been cleaned up and the area is spotless clean.
Step 2: Clean up the edges of your runner
Use a square and a ruler to make a straight line about half an inch from the end of the runner. Then carefully trim it with the utility knife.
Step 3: Determine the runners starting point
Use a tape measure to determine the width of your stairwells tread and divide that by two to determine the center-point. Do the same with the width of the runner, subtract the two values to determine the runners starting point.
Step 4: Start attaching the runner from the top of the stairs
Place the runner at the starting point, making sure there are no bubbles or creases. Start stapling from the top corner, about every three inches until you get to the other corner.
Step 5: Let the runner flow down to the bottom of the stairs
Step 6: Loosely attach the stair rods
Drill holes into the floor where the tread meets the riser and where the screws from the rod will be inserted. Loosely screw in the rods, so they can be adjusted later.
Step 7: Secure the runner
Unscrew the rod, then staple every 3 inches from where the tread meets the riser, and then screw the rod back in tightly this time. Work your way all the way down the stairs.
Step 8: Cut any excess
We hope that following this process, you will be able to install your coco runner with ease on your stairs.
Goodluck with your installation! Tell us how it went or send us some pictures, we love hearing from you!