The best flooring for staircases might surprise you

The best flooring for staircases might surprise you

Shopping for new floors for the staircase can take time and effort. People and pets run up and down all day, so it needs to be durable. Also, safety is an issue; there needs to be a solid, flat, even surface on which to walk.

But it's also a focal point, the first thing people see when they walk into your house. So style is of paramount importance.

Decorative tile

Wood-and-stone looks, decorative ceramics, and an assortment of colors, patterns, and textures—when installed on the risers, these can make a stunning visual. Feel free to explore our showroom. You'll see eye-poppers from Daltile, Florida Tile, Interceramic, etc., at our flooring company.

Tile is durable, easy to clean, and eco-friendly. However, the tile is heavy, so be sure your stairs can withstand the weight.


If you have memories of the vinyl of decades past, this will surprise you. Today's vinyl has a high-end style with wood and stone looks and all the latest trends. Some are even cut into long planks or square, groutable tile-sized pieces.

There's more, like herringbone and chevron patterns and colorful geometrics. Vinyl is durable, waterproof, affordable, and easy to care for.


Carpets are considered the safest choice. It's also stylish with designs like Envy from Dixie Home in our flooring store.

Low pile and looped styles are the most durable and easy to care for. In addition, the carpet comes with durable, stain-resistant, hypoallergenic fibers and is easy to clean.


If you think "luxury" translates to high maintenance, this will surprise you. With long-lasting natural beauty and allure, hardwood is also durable and easy to clean.

You only need to dust, mop, vacuum, and clean a few times a year. That's it!

Flooring excellence in Wilkesboro, NC

At McLean Floor Coverings, we're locally owned and have been operating since 1997. Our knowledgeable staff will show you how suitable new floors transform any space.

Visit our showroom in Wilkesboro, NC
. You'll see flooring top brands like Dixie Home, Mohawk, US Floors, and more. We work on residential and commercial projects of all sizes in Wilkesboro, Boone, Hickory, Lenoir, Mooresville, Morganton, Mount Airy, Statesville, and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.