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Solid wood stairs or carpet on stairs...which would you do?

14 years ago

I am debating on whether or not to do wood stair treads or carpeted. I currently have picked out a very beautiful patterned carpet for our stairs; I figured I'd rather have carpet because I have small kiddos and I like the comfort of carpet there.

BUT, I just found out that the carpet I picked for the stairs COSTS THE SAME as doing all wood. Leave it to me to break the bank on carpet! I wondered if I should just go ahead and do the wood stairs after all.

I'd probably end up putting a runner on them at some point, though, so I'm back at thinking maybe I should stick with carpet.

Anyone have wood stairs with little kids? Has it been a problem? Are they still bare, or have you needed to come back and cover them?

Thanks for your help!

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