Friday, 7 November 2014

Stair Runners vs. Hallway Runners: What's The Difference?

Stair Runners vs. Hallway Runners: What's The Difference?

If you’re looking to do a little home improvement, you may already have considered a new rug or perhaps carpet.
But have you also considered a stair or hall runner? Whilst the two of these products are similar by design, they actually achieve two different objectives within the home. If you’re not 100% clear on the differences between stair runners and hallway runners, you’re certainly not alone, so allow us to shed some light on the key points of difference between stair runners and hall runners. After all, Rugs Direct is one of the UK’s premier sources of hallway runners (and we know some folks who can help with stair runners, too).

What is a hallway runner?

Both modern and traditional rugs tend to come in a variety of sizes, and most stockists you’ll find will offer a similar selection, generally speaking. For example, you’ll easily find circular rugs, ovular rugs and of course rectangular rugs – but what happens if you have a long corridor that you’d like to throw a rug on to bring that extra bit of charm? Well, short of grabbing a pair of pinking shears and trying to re-shape a regular rug, there is another solution – hallway runners. By investing in a high quality hallway runner, you can enjoy all of the benefits of a colourful room rug in a shape that’s perfectly suited to the space you need to fill. At Rugs Direct, we offer a wide variety of hallway runners, including modern designs, traditional designs and lots of eye-catching colours too.

What is a stair runner?

In many modern homes, and even in older ones, you’ll often find wooden staircases. And if you’re not a big fan of wood – or if you simply don’t like the carpet that’s on the stairs – you’ll want to find a way to cover the stairs up. That’s where stair runners come in. But far from disguising the stylishness of your stairs, these stair runners actually bring a sense of style that’s all their own. Available in a wide variety of patterns and designs, stair runners generally leave a space on either side of the staircase to draw the eye to the runner itself. Stair runners can also protect those feet from the cold wood in winter!

The bottom line

As you can see, there is actually a very clear difference between both hallway runners and stair runners. So the next time you want a new rug for your hall, you’ll know exactly what you want to be looking for: a hallway runner. Likewise in the case of a stair runner. If you have questions about hallway runners or anything else, you can get in touch with the Rugs Direct team on 0845 838 8638.


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