Measuring - more information with photo/video content coming soon!
Measuring for a stair runner on a straight staircase is as simple as an accurate stair count and calculation. 
Example:  A straight staircase in a home with standard first floor ceiling height of 8 feet will often have *12 treads and 13 risers. 
*Tread = the part you walk on.
*Riser = the vertical component of a step.

CLICK our caluculator to quickly estimate footage for your STRAIGHT Staircase:

The calulator will ask simply for your tread count, automatically filling the riser count, and your footage result.

The calculation allows for 19" per step. A typical total step measurement is between 18 and 19 inches
A total step measurement = Tread Depth + Wrapping the Nosing + Riser Height: 

Straight Staircase Variation:

 - A split staircase - that is one with more than one run of steps or separate sepctions of steps require the stair count calculation be broken down for each section. You will have one more riser than tread since there is a riser at the top and one at the bottom, in a single run of steps.  Simply add together the footage calulated for each to determine the total footage to order. In most cases this should be ordered in a single full length piece since a runner is generally cut to its final length on site while installing.

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