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Exploring Textures and Materials in Carpet Tile Stair Design

Carpet can be an excellent choice for covering stairs due to its soft feel and traditional appearance. Indeed, if the same type of flooring is already used elsewhere in the property, it makes sense to maintain consistency by using carpet on the stairs as well.

However, carpet roll can be an awkward choice for stairs, as it needs to be carefully cut to the right dimensions before installation can begin. Also, cutting up this carpet could leave you with a lot of excess fabric that would be difficult to repurpose. 

That’s why many people turn to carpet tiles instead. Since they come in relatively small sizes, it’s much easier to source only the amount of carpet you actually need. Plus, you have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of textures and materials when it comes to carpet tiles.


Choosing Textures for Your Carpet Tiles

Of course, you might already have an idea of what you want to feel under your feet when walking across carpet tiles on stairs. However, the choice of specific textures for these tiles may vary depending on the building in which they are to be installed. Here are some options you could consider:

  • Berber: If the stairs experience heavy foot traffic and the wider property has a contemporary design, Berber carpet tiles could be an excellent choice. Their durability and modern aesthetic make them hard to beat in such scenarios.
  • Frieze: If your lifestyle is quite casual and you prefer not to replace or repair carpeting too often, Frieze carpet tiles are a great option. They excel at concealing wear and tear, ensuring longevity and maintaining a fresh appearance for longer periods.
  • Textured cut pile: This is not so much one texture but several in one, leaving it with a quirky look that would suit similarly eclectic spaces, e.g. graphic design studios.
  • Loop pile: This lends itself well to corporate spaces, as loop-pile carpeting is highly durable and is unlikely to incur serious damage that could hamper the company’s professional image.


What Materials Could You Consider for Carpet Tiles?

Many people are understandably eager to choose flooring made of eco-friendly materials. However, it’s important to ensure that the materials you select for carpet tiles also meet your day-to-day practical needs. Here are some options you could consider:

  • Nylon: If the property has a period style, nylon can be a suitable choice for carpet tiles from an aesthetic standpoint. Additionally, nylon is highly durable, making it a major selling point for use in such spaces.
  • Polyester: It looks great, but polyester is relatively low in durability and so should probably be reserved for stairs that are only occasionally used, like those leading up to a converted loft.
  • Bamboo: If you prioritise eco-friendliness in your building’s fittings, consider bamboo for your stairs. Bamboo not only supports sustainability but also brings a pleasingly clean look to your staircase.


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