Long and rectangular rugs often used in hallways, living rooms or any other room in the house are called carpet runners. These are used where there is narrow and long space thereby adding a decorative element to the wooden floor. Placing carpet runners can also be very comfortable to walk on and also give a warmer ambience, and at the same time prevent floor damage.
Carpet runners are excellent for the kitchen too. They look quite nice and attractive if placed near the cabinet or counter thus providing a cushioned feel while cooking or doing the dishes. Make sure that carpet runners for the kitchen should be made of a synthetic fiber instead of wool as they are generally easier to clean and can withstand water. Such runners can be installed on the stairs too but this should be always done by a professional to avoid any accident due to tripping.
Carpet runners come in plenty of versatile designs and materials that include both traditional and contemporary. Cotton, polyester, wool, silk and jute are the fabrics available but the most popular are the natural or synthetic fibers because of their soft and durable nature. Silk runners can be used in low-traffic areas while wool and other durable fibers can be used in the high traffic-areas. Carpets are usually bought from home improvement stores by the foot. The required length is cut and can be installed by you by following the instructions or installation can be done by hiring a professional. Go for a runner that suits the aesthetics of the space where it has to be placed.