Your home decors most eye catching thing is carpet runner for your stairs. So finding a good carpet runner is a very important decision. Because the visibility of carpet runner is many fold higher than floor carpet as it above, below, and at eye level. So to buy a carpet runner following things should be kept in mind.
Firstly, the carpet should be of as high a quality as your carpeting in other parts of the home or as to match your budget. This is because the stair carpet is going to be used in very narrow, confined, high traffic area of your home. It is not about the visibility but about how frequent you need to replace it. You do not want to replace it very frequently, so it is better to be sure of quality.
Some material of carpet shows the backing of the carpet very easily. Hence the carpet will show differently when it is bent then when it is flat. They might not be the best piece to cover your stairs. So it necessary that take back home a sample of it, bend it, shine the lights on it and examine the carpet from all the angels. After all this make a decision.
To hold the carpet in position stair rods with side clips might be used. But now a day, gripper strips are in high demand. Unique pin less grippers are also available with foam backed carpets. This keeps the carpet in tight jaws. The wooden strips are used in pairs one behind the tread and the one at the bottom of riser to hold the carpet in place.