Width of a Stair Runner

Shop for stair runners by Width. The largest hall and stair runner selection exists in 2 width categories:  26″ to 27″ runner width is most common for a staircase width of 39 inches or less.  30″ to 31″ runner width is often best for stairs 40 inches wide or more. Although fewer choices – 36″ wide runners (and a small group at 41″) are available for extra wide stairs, more than 44 inches for example. Use filters when searching our runner selection to sort the best width for your project. 

When searching this topic, you’ll find questions like these with oversimplified answers: “How Wide Should a Stair Runner Be?” OR “How wide should a carpet runner be on stairs?”  You may prefer a runner width in relation to your stair widths that falls outside of the suggestions you’ll find.

It is important to understand that stair and hall widths vary more than runner product widths – and most often within one staircase or hall there are a variety of widths. It is less common for a staircase or hallway to be a consistent width throughout. There are no “rules” as to the reveal. (Reveal = the exposed area alongside the runner)  If you’ve been told or read that a specific reveal is the rule – this will likely result in a runner which must be entirely custom made throughout and therefore a more expensive project. Flexibility on the reveal allows the runner to be a standard width. However, custom widths are available in some runner products, handled on a case-by-case basis. Also,a stair runner project can utilize a hybrid approach – partially custom with standard material on the remaining areas.  Please Inquire. 

All stated stair runner widths are approximate. 

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