Vinyl Stair Case Using Quick Step Flooring

What Type of Flooring Can You Use On Stairs?

The flooring you have in your home is a big decision. Not only is it about what you prefer, and what makes you feel most comfortable, but if you have young children and pets, they will also affect the choice you make regarding the type of flooring you have in your home - especially when it comes to your stairs.

If you go into many UK homes, you’ll find that stairs are nearly always carpeted - even if the rest of the house is hardwood flooring.

Much of this is to do with safety, as people typically believe that any other kind of flooring, such as hardwood, or tile flooring is going to be slippery and dangerous.

However, this simply isn’t the case. If you visit homes in any other part of the world, especially in Europe and Asia, you’ll find that tile flooring and even hardwood flooring is often the preferred choice. In fact, in many countries, carpet simply isn’t a thing in homes at all - even in colder countries.

Whether you’re simply bored of carpet, straight up don’t like it, or are just considering other options for the flooring on your stairs, here are our top recommendations for the type of flooring you can use on stairs.

Hardwood Flooring

What Type of Flooring Can You Use On Stairs?

Hardwood flooring on your stairs offers a classic, beautiful, yet modern look, and with so many options to choose from when it comes to hardwood flooring for staircases, including oak, mahogany, maple, and more, you can easily inject new life into your stairway, add more light, and create a sense of more space.

Aside from being beautiful to look at, hardwood flooring staircases are easy to clean, durable, and add warmth to a home. 

If you’re worried that the stairs will become worn down after some time due to people constantly going up and down, there are also hardwood flooring options that are especially designed for high traffic areas.

Vinyl Flooring

Staircase in Laminate Flooring

When you think of vinyl flooring, a staircase is probably not the first place you would imagine laying this, but vinyl flooring on staircases is actually a great option for busy homes or families. 

Not only is vinyl easy to keep clean, but it’s highly durable, slip-resistant, and nowadays comes in a huge range of styles, colours, and patterns that are indistinguishable from real hardwood. 

Since vinyl flooring is a lot cheaper than hardwood flooring, it’s a perfect option if you’re on a budget, but still want to create the look and feel of hardwood floors. It’s also easy to install yourself without any tools, or having to hire a professional.

When it comes to vinyl flooring for stairs, you can choose from options like Luxury Vinyl Tile, vinyl planks, or even sheet vinyl. If you’re looking for a true hardwood floor effect look, or even tile effect or marble effect flooring, you’ll find a range of styles within our range of vinyl flooring.

Marble Flooring

What Type of Flooring Can You Use On Stairs?

Marble staircases are a beautiful and unique option for your home, especially if you love a clean, classic, yet modern look. Marble flooring for staircases is available in a variety of colours and styles, so you can create a look that truly matches your taste.

Marble staircases are durable and scratch resistant, as well as being stain resistant and easy to clean, so if you have a busy household or pets, marble flooring is a good option.

Although marble staircases can be a bit more expensive than other options, they’re definitely going to last for decades if looked after correctly, so they’re generally considered a good investment.

Ceramic Tile Stairs

What Type of Flooring Can You Use On Stairs?

Ceramic tile staircases are a durable and easy to clean option, and will definitely give your home a modern edge. 

Ceramic tile staircases come in a variety of colours, patterns, and sizes, so you can easily design your staircase to match the style and decor of your home. With tile stairs, you have to take a bit more care, since some types of tile can be damaged easier than other types of flooring, such as vinyl. 

They can also be a bit slippery, so it’s always best to check this before buying ceramic tile flooring for your stairs - especially if you have young children or pets that use the stairs.

If you do want to have tile flooring on your stairs, but are concerned about the safety aspect, then you can add a carpet runner, or stair grips to prevent injuries.

Let Us Help

We understand how overwhelming it can sometimes be to pick the right flooring for any room in your home, but especially for your stairs where there are so many things to consider.

So, whether you prefer to shop online and browse our extensive range of EasyClic vinyl flooring solutions, or you’d like to visit our fully-stocked Warrington showroom, our team of friendly experts at Floor Land are here to help with any questions you have.

From help with design and planning, to choosing the right type of materials, we’re here to ensure you find the right type of flooring for you, at the best possible price. 

If you’re looking for the best quality herringbone flooring Warrington, or simply want to learn more about the different types of vinyl herringbone flooring on offer, you’ve come to the right place. 

So, give us a call today on 0800 996 1922 to have a chat about your next project.


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