Is hardwood flooring better than carpet for staircases?

Is hardwood flooring better than carpet for staircases?

The beauty and durability for which hardwood flooring is known makes it perfect for placement on a staircase, especially if that staircase is positioned in a prominent location in your home.

Folks who live in the DFW area in Texas go to All Pro Floors in Arlington to find a great selection of hardwood planks in the trendiest styles.

Benefits of hardwood floors

Although wood floors are more expensive than carpeting, you can expect an impressive return on investment if you sell your home. Moreover, wood stairs span four decades or more, while carpeted stairs last about one decade.

Finally, your cleaning routine for wood flooring will be more straightforward if you can use a microfiber mop rather than a vacuum cleaner.

Wood Species

Common wood species used for stair treads, or the horizontal part of the step you stand on, include red or white oak, maple, walnut, hickory, and ash. Stair treads may be finished with a stain that matches the home decor and a protective coat of polyurethane.

The risers, or vertical space between one step and another, can feature matching hardwood flooring or painted pine wood.


If you are concerned about the safety of some family members, add a runner rug to cover the middle of each stairstep. Choose carpeting with a low pile to reduce tripping hazards and maximize resilience to foot traffic. Non-slip carpet or rubber stair treads are another option, or you can place transparent anti-slip tape on each step.

Visit our hardwood flooring store 

All Pro Floors installs wood floors in Arlington, TX, and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Mansfield. We offer free flooring estimates, hardwood refinishing, area rug binding, and more. Shop for hardwood flooring at our showroom today, or enjoy the convenience of our shop-at-home service.