Since it was founded in 1983, Addison/Dicus & Bailey has installed thousands of stair runners. We have an earned reputation for making them stable and lasting, pattern-true, symetrical and beautiful.
The reputation was established by master carpet installers, Bob Ford, Jr. and his father Bob Sr. We have often featured their work on this blog.
Several years ago, Chris Sharpless came to work for us and has been installing spectacular stair runners since.
"I'm grateful to Bob Ford Jr. for teaching me, and still teaching me, the fabrication side of carpet," said Chris. "I'm thankful that Addison/Dicus & Bailey has given me the opportunity to practice this craft."
Here is a small showcase of his recent work.
Animal patterns are difficult because they are non-linear in the extreme. Making them look natural on a curved staircase is an artisanal skill.
A Job from the Beginning
Here you can see what Chris saw at the beginning of the installation job, a measurement challenge. This must be right from the start.
Jobs like these require time and patience. Our aim is to order the carpet that will be needed and get it installed and looking great without a lot of leftovers.
A Trim Pattern
This is a cozy look, made warm and inviting by a trim installation.
Plain and Elegant
The Pattern Follows the Curve and Flairs at the Bottom
Intricate Pattern Matched in 180 Degree Direction Change
We are glad to have Chris Sharpless on board and continue to admire his work.