Hardwood stairs are popular, big, a must-have in homes today. But the abuse they take from walking up and down - especially if you have pets - can cause them to look worn quickly. But carpet runners add beauty and help to protect the wood. Just how do you get runners (yes, they sell them as long rolls/spools of runners) and install them? Look, no more. Here is some helpful advice and beautiful examples (many on sale at what looks to be great prices.) Check out the links on installation and measuring. The site delivers to must U.S. states (sorry, my non-U.S. friends). Also, if you're interested in an area rug, they sell those too - many on sale. (My favorite, as you know.) So check out StairRunners USA and Rug Depot here.