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How to carpet your Victorian stairs

Carpet Victorian stairs

In a period house, stairs somehow look incomplete without a carpet on your Victorian stairs. There are different types of stair carpet you can use on your stairs. The main choice to make is whether you want the carpet to come to the very sides of your stairs…

How to carpet your Victorian stairs

15 Jul 2015

In a period house, stairs somehow look incomplete without a carpet on your Victorian stairs. There are different types of stair carpet you can use on your stairs. The main choice to make is whether you want the carpet to come to the very sides of your stairs and meet the wall, which tends to be a more contemporary look, or whether you want to use a stair runner, which is a carpet that runs down the centre of the stairs leaving the edges…

Hall runner carpets

Hall runner carpets

Hall runner carpets are commonly required because a period house has a long corridor or hallway, and the addition of a hall runner carpet makes the floor warmer on the feet than plain floorboards or tiles. It also makes the hall appear more homely and saves…

Hall runner carpets

31 Jan 2014

Hall runner carpets are commonly required because a period house has a long corridor or hallway, and the addition of a hall runner carpet makes the floor warmer on the feet than plain floorboards or tiles. It also makes the hall appear more homely and saves wear and tear on your floor tiles or boards.

How To Fit Stair Rods: Reproduction and Antique

How To Fit Stair Rods: Reproduction and Antique

Stair rods are available in brass, chrome, nickel, pewter and black finishes, and as plain, reeded or spiral rods. They can be used on runner carpet or fully fitted stair carpet.

How To Fit Stair Rods: Reproduction and Antique

22 Jan 2013

Stair rods are traditionally used with stair runner carpet to give the appearance of securing the carpet to the staircase. However although originally stair rods were used as the primary means of fixing a carpet to a staircase, they are not actually safe to use in this way as has been demonstrated by many people falling down the stairs having tripped on loose carpet. Therefore nowadays stair rods are purely decorative and embellish the…

How To Fit Stair Runner Carpet

How To Fit Stair Runner Carpet

Stair runner carpet is simply a carpet that runs down the center of a staircase and over landings. Typically the type of staircase that will suit one would need to be sanded and finished in Danish oil or Varnish. Here's some top tips!

How To Fit Stair Runner Carpet

22 Jan 2013

Stair runner carpet is simply a carpet that runs down the centre of a staircase and over landings, usually used in conjunction with stair rods. This is a traditional, yet stylish Victorian home decor element that can give any property an authentic, period feel.

Flooring and carpets

Flooring and carpets

While flooring goes back thousands of years, it was only in the eighteenth century with the development of weaving looms of an industrial scale that carpets were beginning to be used on the floor.

Flooring and carpets

24 Jan 2012

The practice of using stone as flooring goes back thousands of years but in the Middle Ages it began to be recorded that flags (or rushes) would be laid across the stone to sweeten the air when trodden upon, thus giving rise to the word ‘flagstone’ as a description of stone flooring. Sweet smelling herbs such as lavender, camomile, rose petals, daisies and fennel were added to disguise somewhat prevalent bad smells.