There are many different methods of stopping your striped runner from sliding or creeping on the floor. The best way to hold a runner in place is by using a good quality rug/runner underlay. This will help stop your runner from moving on smooth floors or creeping on carpet. Not to mention it will also help reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls. If you need product advice, or inspiration, browse our Help & Advice section now.
When it comes to striped runners, they can help to create an illusion with their lines. If you’re wanting to make your hallway or landing look a little longer, try a striped runner with its lines running perpendicular to the long walls of the room - running ahead of you. This will have a visually widening and lengthening effect. If you’re in need of a little floor inspiration, where looking down definitely means perking up, don’t worry, at Alternative Flooring our Floor Gazing section is sure to have what you need to help you choose the right runner with stripes.
We love to go bespoke, and at Alternative Flooring, we have our easy to use Make Me A Rug or Runner designer which puts the power in your hands to create a completely personalised, made to measure striped runner. Mix, Match, Measure, Make; create your perfect, striking striped runner now.
Our selection of Everyday Favourite striped runner rugs are intended for flat areas, such as hallways or living rooms. However, we can of course make a bespoke striped stair carpet runner, completely personalised for your home. Simply pick your favourite striped carpet, border style, fabric and border colour; then speak to your local Alternative Retail Partner about organising a visit to measure your staircase and advise on installation. Find your nearest Alternative Retail Partner now using our handy Where to Buy.
Sometimes, when a striped carpet runner is first unrolled, they can be a little curly and turn up at the corners. This is perfectly normal and usually because the runner has been rolled up tightly post-crafting. This can easily be rectified with a few simple steps. Firstly try “reverse rolling” – essentially rolling the runner the other way and leave the striped runner rug like this for a couple of days. This should encourage the striped runner to lay flat. However, if it’s being particularly stubborn, get in touch with your local Alternative Retail Partner who will be able to offer you advice and help.
Our multicoloured striped runners add interest to your space while letting you play with colour and scale. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your runner is kept in beautiful condition. Our striped runner rugs are made from natural fibres such as 100% wool and speed is of the essence when there’s a spill or potential stain.
We recommend only using cleaning products with the WoolSafe Certification Mark on your striped runner. That way you can be reassured that the products have been tried and tested on all delicate, natural rug and carpeting materials. When it comes to striped wool runners, always blot and never rub, otherwise you run the risk of distorting or changing the direction of the pile. Never use any cleaners that are for household use, such as washing up liquid or soaps as they can cause rapid resoiling or colour bleeding. If you’re ever in any doubt as to what to do, get in contact with a WoolSafe expert.
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