Monthly archives for February, 2015

A dog named Spike.

A dog named Spike.
“Loft area”A dog named Spikelanding with two mitersThis story began with a dog named Spike. Spike was not able to navigate the stairs, so a runner was the solution. The challenge was that the house had three sets of stairs with a total of 10 turns. The customer also needed two hallway runners to match. Finding someone who could [...]

Internet customer with 4 turned stair...

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The customer, Marybeth, was having a difficult time finding an installer to install her stairs. She had 4 stairs which curved to the right. These steps are known as “pies”. She was being told that it was not possible to get the borders to line up when using an oriental style runner. She called The Rug Depot, spoke to Meg and [...]

Approaching your stair landing in two...

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Our internet customer needed a runner for new wood stairs. Here challenge was that as you walked up the stairs, you could approach the landing in two different direction. After conversations, the customer chose to have The Rug Depot custom make stair treads vs using the stair runner, for they did not want to cover up all their hard wood. The [...]

Coordinating existing area rugs to a ...

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Trying to choose a runner to match an existing area rug? The best approach is to work with the same types of colors & scale of color. This is the approach that Susan took. She had purchased locally a Central “Infinity” area rug for her Living room. She needed a dinning room rug, stair runner and a hallway runner to coordin [...]

Who said that “pie” shape...

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Many local stores could not fabricate treads for “pie” shaped steps. Our customer Lynn, called us to help. She needed treads for 6 regular shaped stairs and 5 “pie” shaped steps. Trying to use a “regular tread” on a pie shaped step would not fit nor look proper. The Rug Depot took on the project. Since the [...]

Marley – no fear of climbing st...

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Rene called in to discuss options and qualities for her stairs. She has two stair cases that need to have a stair runner. A high quality and a high performance product was the goal. Understanding the differences in qualities, samples were ordered. Meg, “The samples arrived today. Thanks so much for getting these to us so quickly and fo [...]

Custom fabricated landing

Custom fabricated landing
Our customer Priscilla under took a project to recover an antique set of stairs. The stairs had a 90 degree turn that led to two more stairs, but the customer only wanted to cover the straight set of steps. I strongly recommended that Priscilla cover all the steps & the landing, for it would look awkward that the entire stairs were not [...]