Runners are the second most common sizes on carpets. The very long and narrow size make them very suitbable for example in corridors, hallways or stairways.
When it comes to runners it can be good to know that these often have fringes on one of the shorter sides and a more flatwoven surface on the other short side. The reason for this is that the flat side is supposed to face the door so no fringes can be jammed or be torn away by the door.
The use of runners is far more common in America than in Europe. In a traditional decorated persian home runners are used, along the edges of a larger rectangular carpet, to sit on when dining for example.
Oval carpets are very rare and there are no standardized sizes on these. They are measured the same way as rectangular carpets.
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