For most homes, the stairs are one of the first things you see when the door opens. Since first impressions are everything when entering a home, you want to choose a floor covering that will give your home a new and amazing look.

While each flooring option for your stairs has its pros and cons in terms of aesthetics, it pays to consider your lifestyle as well as your needs and safety when exploring flooring options for your stairway. Also, you want to choose sturdier floors that can stand up to heavy traffic.

Denver Carpet and Flooring is happy to help you make a decision. Here’s a list of the best options of flooring for your stairs.

Cork Flooring

Cork is an excellent stairway flooring choice. Not only is it easy to clean and maintain, it is also renewable and eco-friendly. It has a non-slip surface that is slightly warmer and softer than traditional wood. Of the eco-friendly surfaces, cork is the least resistant to water damage.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate can be a great flooring choice, especially for homeowners who want the look of wood, but not the cost. Because laminate is easy to clean, less slippery and extremely resistant to scuffing, scratching and fading, it is an ideal for choice for your stairs. Although many products include snap-and-lock technology, installation can be a bit tricky for stairs. This is because the depth of most stair treads is often wider than the flooring planks.

Carpet Flooring

Carpet is one of the most popular floorings for covering stairs. Not only does it reduce the likelihood of slips and falls, it also provides added comfort while insulating against noise. Because of these benefits, carpet is recommended for families with young children. Plus, it comes in a wide variety of colors and materials.

The biggest downside, however, is that it requires regular cleaning and vacuuming. Neglecting maintenance may result to poor indoor quality, which may lead to allergy symptoms and trigger asthma attacks.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood can offer a sleek, elegant look that’s very popular right now. Installing hardwood on your stairs can help highlight its beauty, especially if you have a large set of stairs. Plus, it is durable and long lasting. However, it doesn’t have the cushion or safety benefits that carpeting provides.

Contact Denver Carpet and Flooring for more information your stairs’ flooring options.