About Us

Creative Carpet & Rug llc, Oxford, CT. or "The Stair Runner Store" is owned and operated by John Hunyadi & Eileen Hunyadi, a husband and wife team with nearly thirty years experience in the carpet and runner business. Creative Carpet & Rug, LLC, better known as The Stair Runner Store has been in business since 1996. John Hunyadi, (owner/installer) has been installing all types of carpet for nearly thirty years with a focus on hall and stair runner installation and custom hall and stair runner fabrication for the last 20 years. Eileen Hunyadi’s (owner/salesperson) experience includes bank management and formal interior design training, with a focus for the last 20 years on specification and sales consultation regarding installation of stair runner products and their applications.

Specializing in hall & stair runners, owners John and Eileen Hunyadi offer extensive knowledge and the most comprehensive selection of these products you will find. Samples from more than one dozen vendors arrive regularly to maintain a selection of roughly one thousand stair runner products, the largest selection in the region. The Stair Runner Store is a family-owned “shop at home” business with Eileen bringing stair runner samples to customers through free in-home appointments, providing a clear written quote followed by all installations and custom fabrication work completed by John. 

Selection, Service and Craftsmanship set us apart.

Specializing in hall and stair runner carpet with the most comprehensive selection of runner samples you'll find. Whether yours is a standard staircase or requires complicated installation - The Stair Runner Store is the Only Choice For Runners!

Shop At Home for Local Installation  

Begin your own project by browsing our Searchable Stair Runner Product Selection to select the stair runner samples you would like to see during your free in home appointment. Eileen will bring those samples you've selected and based on your choices, many additional styles from which to choose. To schedule an appointment, add your favorite samples to the cart and follow the steps to confirm your appointment request.   Or simply Contact us today to schedule an appontment and receive a written quote. 

Sales and Installation by the Owners 
References-Commercial & Residential 
Evening & Weekend Appointments Availabe 
CT Home Improvement Contractor Registration #00559710, Fully Insured
5 Star Reviews/Testimonials
BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating 
Best of Houzz  5 years running - 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2017

Appointments available in Connecticut and some New York areas. 

Shop and Order Online at StairRunnerShop.com  

Runners along with Custom Landings - Shipped ready to install.  We regularly ship Stair Runner material and Custom Fabricated Landings to customers around the country. - For more information about our two sites, please see  Two Ways to Shop   OR go directly to StairRunnerShop.com where you'll find the very same products with material only per foot pricing.  You can also order swatches at StairRunnerShop.com - Learn More
Sales and Custom Landing fabrication by the Owner
Credit Cards Accepted - MC, VISA, DISCOVER or Paypal
References-Commercial & Residential
5 Star Reviews/Testimonials
BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating
Best of Houzz  5 years running - 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2017

Please Visit our Hall and Stair Runner Installation Gallery page
Houzz, Pinterest, or Facebook
where we've posted hundreds of additional hall and stair runner installation photos. All of the photos you will find are actual hall and stair carpet installations as well as custom fabrication work John has completed. Take a walk through some of our custom hall and stair runner installations by visiting our You Tube Channel.

Many Ways to Learn more About Us  -  Best of Houzz - 5 Years Running!
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     The Stair Runner Store BBB Business ReviewRead Unbiased Consumer Reviews Online at AngiesList.com

Please visit our Testimonials page to see more customer experiences like these:

"I found Creative Carpet and Rug to be customer oriented from the start.  At our appointment you patiently showed us numerous samples toward a runner well suited to our staircase. The pictures and video were very helpful in making the decision. John is an artist! He takes great care with his work and delivers outstanding custom carpet runners. We were told by another carpet store that you can’t put a patterned runner on a curved staircase. That is because they don’t have John. He also cleaned up after himself completely which is rare these days. (click here to see this staircase) Thanks again and if you would like anyone making a decision to see our staircase just let me know."
--Best-Laura and Jim, Madison, CT

"We would like to say we were both incredibly pleased with not only the no-pressure sales help we got from Eileen but also the impeccable installation that John did on our runner. After doing a considerable amount of shopping we were fortunate enough to find out about Creative Rug. We found them to not only be extremely competitive with their pricing compared to the standard “super” stores, but their personal touch and assistance in the selection of the best pattern for our house was really quite unusual and very much appreciated. We give them our whole hearted recommendation!" --Nick & Arlene, Trumbull CT

Stair Runners - Decorative and Functional

Your home is a reflection of your lifestyle and taste. An essential part of your home’s décor is carpet and area rugs. They add color and warmth to a room and protect not only your valuable hardwood flooring and stairs, but also the safety of your family. Uncarpeted stairs are an often-overlooked safety hazard. A properly installed stair runner addresses safety concerns and adds a major decorative element to your entrance. A combination of runners or coordinating area rugs in the foyer or surrounding hallways not only add beauty, but offer the added benefit of cutting down on echoes that often exist in areas of the home where there are hard surface floor coverings.

Please Contact us with any questions about your runner project. We will help you to find the best product for your decor, your budget and your lifestyle.

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