Yes it's an apartment. And yes I have the owner's permission to put in new carpet. He and I were going to split the cost. Now I'm thinking I'd like to put a runner on the stairs. Question is, how complicated is it? Seeing as how I only moved in a few months back as seeing also as how I haven't actually tripped on the carpeting, I'm not too crazy about alienating the old fart that owns the building by taking him to court. Admittedly, replacing the carpet should be at his expense. On the other hand, this was how the carpet was when I moved in.