The exposed portion of the step, landing or hall alongside the runner.

This is something to consider when choosing your runner Width.  There are no “rules” as to the reveal. Stair and hall widths vary more than runner product widths. Most often you’ll find that your space has varied widths and therefore your reveal will need to vary within a single staircase or hall. 


  • Often our customers have been told or read that a specific reveal is the rule or that the reveal must be exactly the same throughout the project – our advice is more  specific to your project. There are no “rules” in our experience since there are so many variables in hall and stair projects.
  • Consider that flexibility on the reveal may allow you to use a ready-made runner in a standard width. However, there are cases where a custom width makes sense for all or part of the project. 
  • Attempting to achieve the exact same reveal throughout the project generally results instead in a runner that may appear very inconsistent in its own appearance – so you may need to prioritize a consistent runner width or a consistent reveal. Our approach is generally to strike a balance that is aesthetically appealing overall – rather than one that focuses on a single criteria.

All stated runner widths are approximate.