The risers on my carpeted steps are losing yarn.some have bald areas.
Jan29785039 on Jan 02, 2018The "balding" of the carpet on stair risers would be scuff marks if the carpet wasn't there. It is from shoes bumping the risers.Helpful Reply
Jeanette S on Jan 02, 2018The risers are "balding" because the steps are probably rather shallow...meaning not much room front to back so people's feet are rubbing the risers. If you have big folks with large feet, this is the reason.I would take up the carpet, and investigate different ways to finish out stairs. Some people would go for the quirky designs...even using ceramic tile on the risers... while others prefer the classic. Or you could purchase several carpet runners and fit them to your stairs with screws...this is what we did with the 4 steps up to our kitchen.Helpful Reply
Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2018Cut out the carpet on the risers and replace with Vinyl in a tile pattern maybe.........Helpful Reply
Hillela G. on Jan 03, 2018I agree vinyl is a good more durable optionHelpful Reply
Barbara on Jan 03, 2018Check out some of the ideas for replacing the carpet on your steps at Pinterest. There are a few pretty inexpensive ideas that look great.Helpful Reply
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