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What flooring do you have on your stairs and landing?

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eggsforbreakfast Tue 08-Oct-13 17:03:17

We are going to replace the manky carpet on our stairs and landing but don't know what to go for.

Personally I love wood ( we have painted white floors downstairs and varnished floorboards in bedrooms upstairs ) but DH concerned about noise if we have all wood on stairs/landing too ( semi detached house with very thin walls).

Can anyone help please? My style is modern/scandinavian to give you an idea. I just don't really like carpet if I'm honest but interested to hear from others re what you've done.


Talkinpeace Tue 08-Oct-13 17:49:55

wooden stairs are too loud unless VERY solid planks
downstairs hall etc are bamboo

EastwickWitch Tue 08-Oct-13 19:45:15

Manky Carpet here too.
I have a yen for a white painted wooden staircase with a stripy runner.
Might be hard to keep clean though.

BellaI Tue 08-Oct-13 23:11:55

Stripey carpet would look good.

eggsforbreakfast Wed 09-Oct-13 12:43:22

Thanks everyone. Might go for carpeted runner which then continues along hallway at top of stairs.

Talkinpeace Wed 09-Oct-13 15:28:12

runner and white sides with brass stair rods : what I had in my last house!

BrownSauceSandwich Wed 09-Oct-13 17:57:26

Stair runner same as landing carpet, inherited from previous occupant, and perfectly acceptable for now.

MrsTaraPlumbing Wed 09-Oct-13 19:40:20

Carpet here as well. I like the idea of runner.
Also, darkish colour with fleck pattern so as not to show the "bits".
Don't want to have to hoover it too often!

eggsforbreakfast Wed 09-Oct-13 22:04:57

Thank you. Just got to choose the carpet now! Decisions decisions...

Misty9 Thu 10-Oct-13 20:53:56

Underlay at the moment ;) but it will be striped carpet after next Thursday. Adam kasbah in cashew. Love it and will definitely make a statement! We've got little ones so ruled out a runner and bars for safety/noise reasons (he uses the edges to climb the stairs!). They also collect dust bunnies like you wouldn't believe.

triplets Thu 10-Oct-13 23:22:18

My hall and stairs have been stripped for 9 months ready to re decorate. I am the one putting off doing it as my dh and I can`t agree. He wants walls painted and stairs carpeted. I want main wall papered to give it warmth and stairs painted. We have almost 16yr old triplets and most of their friends!! They all come in and traipse upstairs with their shoes on, carpet is going to be filthy in no time. Noisy yes............forever cleaning a carpet.........NO!

eggsforbreakfast Sun 13-Oct-13 11:47:56

Thanks misty9 and triplets. Triplets hope you can compromise somewhere along the line!

mrsminiverscharlady Sun 13-Oct-13 17:45:00

We had painted stairs until very recently. They collected dust like you wouldn't believe and needed vacuuming every day to look halfway decent and the paintwork needed wiping frequently. Have replaced with stripy carpet and love it.

OnePlanOnHouzz Sun 13-Oct-13 18:36:38

You can have much more fun with painted stairs ...

LaCerbiatta Sun 13-Oct-13 18:41:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LaCerbiatta Sun 13-Oct-13 18:43:34

And it's very good for hiding dirt!

SadPander Sun 13-Oct-13 18:48:35

I'm not a big fan of carpet either, but am quite liking Berber, for example

Also saw some lovely stairs in a magazine once which were part papered, DH would not go for this but i think it looks great!

OnePlanOnHouzz Sun 13-Oct-13 19:14:31

Lovely !

Varya Sun 13-Oct-13 19:16:34

Scrubbable carpet was our choice. Morrocan Spice was the colour. Fine except where our Lab dug a hole!

triplets Sun 13-Oct-13 23:08:35

Hi Tugamommy love your grey carpet, think I would consider something like that, thanks!

LaCerbiatta Mon 14-Oct-13 08:41:29


eggsforbreakfast Tue 15-Oct-13 23:31:51

Thanks everybody, think we are decided on grey sisal runner now.

LaCerbiatta Wed 16-Oct-13 08:40:18

Good choice! smile

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