What carpet is best for stairs?

Stairs are the most common place to add carpeting, but choosing the right type of carpeting for your stairs is key to ensuring its durability and to reducing maintenance costs. Here are a few areas to consider when selecting carpeting for your stairs.

Carpet quality – Your stairs will have a lot of traffic as they will be in constant use. Therefore, it is best to use the highest quality carpeting you can afford, as it will end up lasting you a lot longer.

Durability – Look for carpeting that is made for stairs and those that provide sufficient padding.

Thickness – Ensure that your carpet is the right thickness, as a carpet that is too thick can be a safety hazard. When a carpet is too thick, it can leave the foot with less support, causing slips, and falls. Plus, you will find that carpet installers will not like to work with thick carpets on stairs, as it can be difficult to wrap the mat on the stairs. Look at a carpet with a pile height of 1/2 inch or less and a carpet padding of 7/16 inch or less with a pile density rating of at least 8 pounds.

Soil resistance – Stain resistance is not that important as your carpet will not get too many spills. However soil resistance is essential especially if your stairs are very close to an outdoor entrance. To reduce residue, look at placing a mat to remind family and guests to clean their feet before they come into your home. You could also ask people to remove all footwear before they enter your home.

 

Why Your Next House Should be a Tiny Home

Summary: Living in a small house may not sound ideal to many but there are plenty of benefits to opting for cozy living quarters.

 

Many dream of living in a spacious home with many rooms. Having a large house has its advantages, such as having more physical space to move around and more storage space for your belongings. Despite the average family size decreasing, the average house size has steadily increased.

 

Is more space always better? During the past decade or so there has been a wave of people moving in the opposite direction by seeking out or even creating houses that are intentionally small. “Tiny homes” are, on average, no bigger than 8 feet by 20 feet, with the total livable area averaging around 120 square-feet. The small size of these houses makes them easy to tow and actually prevents owners from needing building permits. There are a wide variety of reasons why you may want to look into getting your own tiny home.

 

The Ability to Move Around

 

Tiny homes are unique in that, legally speaking, they are not quite classified the same way standard houses and apartments are. Tiny homes are seen as ambiguous crosses between mobile homes and camper vans, allowing people to move around. Unlike a standard house, a tiny home can be attached to the back of a truck and get towed around on the road, from city to city.

 

A tiny home can allow you to travel around the country with the familiar comfort of the bed you made out of RV cushions and being able to make dinner in your own little kitchen. These homes are incredibly mobile and can be parked wherever it meets local zoning department codes.

 

Communities

 

The “tiny home movement” is a rather niche group that is starting to gain traction. From figuring out where you can park your home to figuring out how to set up a functioning plumbing system, there is a community out there filled with people excited to help. The movement represents more than just a preference for cozy homes, but also a mobile and minimalistic lifestyle.

 

Very Customizable

 

Since tiny homes are usually built from scratch, this gives tiny home owners the freedom to really customize the house as they see fit. If you want to build a bed that can convert into a dining table, you can head over to The Foam Factory for supplies and design it the way you want.

 

From the materials used to the layout, tiny homes truly force owners to focus on what is essential to them. The small size really gives you the freedom to customize the house to fit your personality and way of living.