Stairways are one of the highest traffic areas in your home. They should be designed to provide a balance of durability, comfort, safety and style. In this article, the experts at Naffco Floors and Interiors will discuss the most popular flooring options for the stairs in your house.
Hardwood is one of the most popular options when it comes to flooring, including stairs. In terms of elegance and style, most people agree that hardwood takes the cake. It also is highly recommended because it is durable and easy to clean. However, hardwood is prone to absorbing moisture in humid areas, and can get scratched relatively easily by pets, rocks and children.
Tile is a popular option because of its durability and ease of maintenance. There are hundreds of options when it comes to color, shape, size, and texture, which makes it a versatile option for all types of houses and decor styles. If you’re looking for a unique design, tile can be cut into all sorts of shapes and sizes and used as accent pieces for other types of flooring.
Laminate flooring is one of the cheaper and more versatile options when it comes to flooring for your stairs. You can purchase many different types of laminate flooring that give the appearance of hardwood, tile, and a number of other styles. While it is popular because it’s cheap, easy to lay, and not difficult or expensive to replace, it is less durable than your other flooring options, and will need to be changed more frequently.
Carpet is a popular option because of its comfort and durability. Stairs can be tough on your knees and feet, and carpet provides a soft and supportive cushion that eases the stress on your joints. It is also durable, and the safest in terms of slip resistance, making it a great choice for homes with children in them. However, carpets do trap more dust, dirt and grime than other flooring options and have to be cleaned more frequently.
A carpet runner can be a nice accent piece that provides a bit of safety, cushion, and color. It can go over any other type of flooring.If you have any questions about flooring options for the stairs in your house, call the experts at Naffco at (813) 254-4066, or stop into one of our 3 locations in the Tampa Bay area.