Introduction: Staircases are more than just a means of moving from one floor to another; they can be an essential focal point of your home’s interior design. When it comes to adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your staircase, Jubilee Stair Rods are a top-notch choice. With their exceptional quality, ease of installation, […]Read more
Most stair rods are custom-manufactured so as to ensure they are the perfect fit for the specific width of your steps and stair runners. Purchasing your made-to-measure stair rods direct means you will have the optimum choice of designs and convenient delivery straight to your door. We also provide a wealth of advice to our […]Read more
Discover what attributes to look for when choosing your carpet runner rods Having chosen a smart carpet runner for your staircase, the next question is which stair rods to install.? Do you opt for quality stair rods or purchase off-the-peg runner rods? Here we consider what to look for when making your choice as there […]Read more
Posted by Andy Harrison, on February 18, 2022.
Stair carpet clips are an alternative to stair rods and make an attractive decorative feature on a staircase which is fitted with a stair runner. Fitted on either side of a stair runner carpet, on each step, they add character and have a certain eye-catching appeal. The detailed embellishment for the Victorian Stair Clips make […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on October 1, 2021.
Take a look at these trends in stair carpet rods, which have become the go-to accessories to deliver a stunning design aesthetic to staircases. By far and away the most popular style is to pair with a smart stair runner which runs up the central area of a staircase, revealing the painted wood of the […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on September 7, 2021.
Decorating with black might sound risky. However, using black as an accent colour in a decorating scheme can be liberating, dramatic and glamorous. Black stair rods have the ability to elevate a humdrum, practical flight of steps into a dynamic statement staircase. Simple to install at the time of fitting a new stair carpet or […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on July 1, 2021.
By far and away the most popular diameter for stair runner rods is 12mm, or ½” in old money. These are ideal for runners up to around 1m wide (3 feet 3”) and therefore standard for most houses. However, there is a view that your stair carpet runner rails should be chunkier than that for […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on May 25, 2021.
Moving house and discovering a set of old brass stair rods in the loft is surprisingly common, judging by the calls we receive. If you like to revive preloved items for your home and give them a new lease of life, here are a few ideas which may help you turn a mound of metal […]Read more
Spring is in the air and it’s a great time of the year to chase away the winter blues with a touch of decorating. Here we take a look at three fresh ideas for stair carpet runners to rejuvenate that dull old staircase at the heart of your home. Naturally inclined with wooden stair rods […]Read more
Posted by Andy Harrison, on July 23, 2020.
Fitting stair rods for runners introduces instant style and an eye-catching feature to a staircase. There are over 40 different designs from which to choose in an array of finishes, from matt black to polished chrome, antique brass to pewter. Whether you are looking for classic appeal or decorating with bold glamour in mind, stair […]Read more
Posted by Andy Harrison, on April 2, 2020. Tags: door thresholds
Stuck at home due to Covid-19, many of us are noticing home improvements we’d really like to crack on with. Replacing dented, scratched and poorly fitting door threshold strips throughout the house so that they all match and look pristine is one such satisfying job. So, how to install a door threshold if you’ve never […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on March 4, 2020. Tags: stair carpet clips
The following interior designer ideas illustrate how modern stair rods are currently used in fashionable decorative schemes. No longer simply a design feature for period houses, today they are regularly specified in contemporary show-homes. Whether you are looking for quirky, glamour, humour or fine design, stair carpet rods have a lot to offer. Pack a […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on February 18, 2020.
Recently, I was staying at a rather nice bijou hotel with an eclectic décor scheme, complete with a worn stair runner and old stair rods. The “shabby chic” staircase had certainly gone beyond any claim to style and instead just looked forlorn and unwelcoming. Certainly not in-keeping with the image of the hotel. First impressions […]Read more
Carpet stair rods have been around for a century or more and yet they have never been more popular and fashionable than now. And so, for anyone thinking of installing them on their staircase, I’ve listed some of the latest trends in stair rods for 2020. Slender 9mm diameter rods In recent years, there has […]Read more
CarpetRunners.co.uk has been supplying modern stair carpet rods for over 15 years. Here are the questions we are most frequently asked by customers looking to purchase a set for their staircase, along with answers and expert tips. If your question is not covered here, feel free to get in touch. Q: Do modern stair rods hold […]Read more
This guide to choosing the right stair carpet rods for your home provides a check-list of what to consider before ordering. Whilst choosing the finial design and the finish of your carpet rods is important, you do need to make sure you are ordering the correct type of bracket and length for your particular project. […]Read more
New stair rods are typically sold complete with a pair of brackets, which you use to attach the rod securely to the staircase. The bracket design is different depending on whether you are fitting a stair runner carpet or a fitted stair carpet. So, do make sure you choose the correct type when ordering. Runner […]Read more
For those who want cheap stair bars and are simply after the look rather than stair rods which will last a lifetime, then here are my top recommendations. But do beware, as with so many things in life, they are cheap for a reason. Typically, that means there is a difference in specification from the […]Read more
On a recent visit to Eltham Palace in Greenwich, London I was interested to find antique brass stair clips in a dull dark-grey, almost pewter finish, gracing the gently curving staircases. I was standing in the ‘lineresque’ entrance hall, complete with circular 1930s geometric-styled rug. Decorative stair rod clips ‘Sweeping’ does come to mind when […]Read more
Do you ever open your front door, walk into your house and just feel it looks, well…dreary and boring? The secret style tip is to add immediate character with some quality stair carpet rods. Easily fitted to an existing stair runner or carpet, a pristine set of decorative carpet rods provides a welcoming touch of […]Read more
Posted by Andy Harrison, on March 9, 2019. Tags: stair runner rods
‘What length stair rods do I need?’ is a common question. We always double-check with all our customers that they have ordered the correct length before placing their order on the factory. Whilst most have calculated the length(s) correctly, around 15% have got it wrong. Let’s take a look at where the confusion lies: How […]Read more
We’ve been selling flooring supplies since 2003 and specialise in high-quality flooring products which are not readily available on the high street or in the shops. Our suppliers are UK manufacturers and we ship direct from them, ensuring as rapid a delivery service as possible. So, no need to struggle home on public transport trying […]Read more
We have been sent this picture taken in South Africa of some period styled stair rods. Evidently, there is a lovely guest house in Franschoek, which is in the wine area near Cape Town, and these vintage runner rods are fitted all the way up the 19th century stairs. They certainly appear to be old […]Read more
When you come to choosing stair rods for your home, we always recommend taking your time. The choice is significant and they last a life-time, so best to be sure before making the commitment. Thankfully, making your final selection has been made that much easier and pleasurable and you can view stair rods as videos […]Read more
Stair runner rods come in all sorts of designs and sizes and in many finishes. We offer more than 100 different styles and it is interesting to see what is trending and which are the most popular carpet rods, currently. Whatever the design of your stair runner carpet, for many adding a flight of stair […]Read more