pretty stair runner idea. We have hardwood on stairs in our new house and i already regret we didn't do a runner to begin with. Blackie, my standard poodle, hates the stairs, especially going down, and I don't want him to mess up his hips. And my son and all his friends are going to need the runner when they wipe out on the stairs -- which they will. After the holidays, I'm going to seriously investigate. Love this pattern!