I couldn’t wait to get rid of all my carpet….including the stairs.  After slipping several times and almost breaking a hip I realized it wasn’t a good idea.  Even the dogs slid down the stairs before I realized it wasn’t going to work.   Wood Stairs      Note to self:  $4,000 for wood stairs and then you need to add a carpet runner down the middle?  Next time:  wood on the outside of a carpet runner.  Safety first.