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nuLOOM Elijah Natural Seagrass Farmhouse Runner Rug, 2' 6" x 8', Beige

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The big take-away from my installation experience was to staple under the top edge of the treads after installing the runner all the way up. That way you have a nice, tight installation on each tread. (The step-by-step tutorial is linked at the end of this post.) Step 9: Cut the bottom of the rug just above the shoe molding with very sharp scissors. Don’t staple all the way down the sides quite yet. Remove the ribbon edge from end of the scrap rug piece. Hot glue that ribbon onto the bottom of the stair rug. Now you can finish stapling.

Seagrass rugs and carpet are darlings of the design world because they introduce a natural element into design landscapes and play well with a range of both timeless and on-trend interior styles. A straw- or hay-like smell is common in new seagrass products. Many seagrass rug owners report that this odor dissipates within a few weeks and is replaced by a more subtle smell that many find refreshing. Humidity can increase the smell, so expect a strong scent if you are returning to your home or vacation hideaway that has been sealed up for weeks or months.Seagrass’s grass-like fibers are susceptible to mold and mildew growth with prolonged exposure to humidity or moisture. To avoid this undesirable outcome, make sure that you only install wall-to-wall in a dry, climate-controlled setting. Those in humid environments will need proper air conditioning to keep mold at bay. This step takes muscle!) Push the staple gun hard right under the bullnose and pull the trigger, making sure you are shooting into the riser NOT into the bullnose. I stapled every inch or so, working from one side to the other. ( green dots)

Maybe you are considering buying a seagrass rug or installing seagrass wall-to-wall and have questions, like: What are the pros and cons of seagrass flooring? Will a seagrass rug match my style? Where can I buy a seagrass rug? (Hint: here!) Can I use a seagrass rug outdoors?Sisal natural runners add a luxury element to any room of your home. They’re a durable material, so they may feel rough to the touch, but will soften over time. Its versatility and high performance fibres also makes Sisal runners the ideal fit for commercial spaces. Storage & organisation Furniture Textiles Kitchenware & tableware Kitchens Lighting Decoration Rugs, mats & flooring Beds & mattresses Baby & children Smart home Bathroom products Laundry & cleaning Plants & plant pots Home electronics Home improvement Outdoor living Food & beverages Christmas Shop Shop by room The painted staircase makeover has brightened up this part of the house and now will look so much nicer since it is open to the newly remodeled kitchen. Many designers think of the floor as the “fifth wall.” Together with the lighting, wall color, furniture and gallery-worthy art groupings, a perfect floor covering brings the whole vision into focus. Stylistic versatility is a hallmark of seagrass rugs and carpet. Their neutral palette is the perfect template to build your unique look. Not only are Seagrass rugs visually appealing, but they are also highly durable, making them suitable for high-traffic areas. Their stain-resistant nature ensures that they can withstand the demands of daily use while maintaining their natural beauty. The resilience of Seagrass fibers makes them an excellent choice for households with pets and children.

Our future plan is to put hardwood flooring upstairs but we’ll have to wait a bit, hence why you see the unfinished edge at the top of the landing. COMFORTABLE? Seagrass is definitely NOT as soft and comfy as a regular carpet. However, we’ve had natural fiber rugs in our homes for years and we don’t mind the texture, even on bare feet. Step 2: Vacuum the step until completely clean. Onceyou have removed the carpet you will either be blessed to reveal real hardwood under your carpet or be cursed like me and reveal MDF treads and rough plywood risers. If you have MDF and plywood then you will need plan on covering up the plywood with a thin vaneer of finishing plywood. Step 6: Paint Staircase with 2 coats of semi-gloss latex paint. It looks so nice and fresh I almost left it as is, but I know that with 4 kids, those white steps wouldn’t stay white for long. This was the first runner I ever installed myself and so there was a bit of a learning curve. I worked my way up from the bottom, and the first couple of steps are a little looser than the rest.

Step 7:Time to install the seagrass runner! Woo hoo! Unroll the seagrass runner and allow it to sit flat overnight. Measure the width of the runner and take that measurement and center it on your staircase. For mine, I needed to maintain a 2.5″ space on either side of the seagrass runner. In my experience with natural fiber area rugs in other parts of our home, if food or something solid (like play-do for instance) is on the rug, it’s best to let it dry, and then scrape it up and vacuum out the bits that are left. Stay tuned for some tips on cleaning natural fiber rugs in the near future. Step 5: Covering the stair risers. Cut the finishing plywood into strips that are the width and length of your stair risers. Nail them to the risers with a finishing nail gun. Fill any nail holes in both the plywood and MDF with wood filler, then lightly sand any grit away. Caulk ALLedges with paintable caulk and then prime the staircase treads and risers with quality primer. Use painter’s tape to mark the exact perimeters of your stair runner. This is a very important step. If you do not do this, then the stair runner can easily get misaligned. If you do end up with mold, we recommend treating the area with a mild bleach solution (one part bleach to six parts water). Always test the solution on an inconspicuous area of your rug (not on the binding)—you do not want it to bleach the fibers. Once deemed safe, lightly apply the solution to the area with a soft brush. Let sit for five to ten minutes and then rub with a clean cloth. Repeat if necessary. Be sure to dry the rug thoroughly. Our Care Guides offer more detailed instructions.

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