Flooring Solutions for Your Stairs

Stairways often experience some of the highest amounts of traffic in your home. For this reason, it can be difficult to decide on flooring for stairs that balances design, comfort, and durability. Home owners trust Floors Nigeria when it comes to their flooring needs and we’re always available to help you find the perfect flooring option for your stairs.

Floors Nigeria offers many options so you can choose the safest and most beautiful surface for your stairs. Floors Nigeria also saves you money and takes care of installation and ordering, so you have more time for your busy life.

How To Choose Flooring For Stairs

The best flooring for stairs depends on many factors, including the location and size of the stairs, the specific needs of the household and more. When choosing flooring surfaces for your stairs, you will want to consider:
  • Noise. Stairs close to living spaces, like living rooms or dens, may benefit from flooring surfaces that muffle noise, so you don’t hear people heading upstairs and downstairs all the time.
  • Safety. One of the biggest factors in choosing your material is safety. Look for surfaces which are not slippery. If you have children in your home or anyone with limited mobility, look for stair floor materials which offer extra traction.
  • Traffic. Some stairs are in high-traffic areas and need a durable, easy-to-clean surface that can last for years.
  • Style. Consider the space around the stairs and the style and size of the stairs themselves. Wide, sweeping stairs in a traditional home look wonderful in wood or tile. In a carpeted den, carpeting may be more appropriate.

If you’re having trouble picturing your options, contact Floors Nigeria today to schedule a consultation to take a look at some samples.

The Best Types of Floor Covering For Stairs

There are many staircase flooring materials for your home, and each has its benefits:

Hardwood

One of the most popular choices for stairs is the hardwood flooring. Hardwood stairs are easy to maintain, it doesn’t trap dirt like carpet, and it add elegance to your home. Engineered hardwood is another option for stairs that provides similar benefits to solid hardwood, but with added resistance to moisture, dents and scratches. One disadvantage however is that solid and engineered hardwood are more expensive than other materials.

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Carpet

If you are looking at carpet flooring for your stairs, choose a one with a short or loop pile such as Berber carpeting. A short, dense carpet will handle the heavy traffic and outlast those with longer fibers. We also recommend investing in a high quality pad to extend your carpet’s life. Carpeted stairs are less slippery, making carpet a great choice if you have children or stairs with a higher rise.

Tile

Ceramic or natural stone tile, although it can be a bit chilly underfoot, tile offers an amazing number of design possibilities with a myriad of different colors, shapes, sizes, and textures to choose from. Tile can also be used as an accent when combined with other materials, such as wood, to add a unique design element to your staircase.

Laminate

Laminate is another great option to get a wood look, which is highly versatile, less expensive, and easier to maintain than solid or engineered hardwoods. Laminate floors have a very strong surface and won’t show wear the same way as carpet or hardwood. Be aware that installation can be difficult with click-together flooring depending on the dimensions of your stairs. Determining the right flooring for the stairs in your home can be a tough task. Luckily, Floors Nigeria is here to help out! Call us today to schedule a free, in-home consultation!

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Contact Floors Nigeria Today to Install Your Floor Covering

Interested in a new flooring surface for your stairs? Our team of experts will bring flooring samples to your home to help you choose the best flooring for covering your stairs. Contact Floors Nigeria today and schedule a no-cost, in-home consultation with a member of our team.