Pinner said: DIY getting rid of carpet stairs Oh my goodness this saved us so much. We just finished our stairs and they look beautiful. Our stairs cost us about $50, we didn't know under the carpet we had were painted wood stairs with adhesive tile on them. Now they look like this.
I chose a wool sisal style staircase runner with very narrow binding. It's installed about 3 inches from the sides (and cut out around the newel post). The big area rug is the same, but with a different binding. Larger area rugs do wonders for small spaces! A mostly wool and sisal blend or Just plain wool or nylon because sisal is slippery and stains definitively.