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.
We sell a comprehensive choice of quality stair rods, delivered direct to your door. But is fitting stair rods for runners a simple job? Many of our customers successfully install their own. Below, I have provided the answers to the most commonly asked questions. Do rods come with rod holders? We supply all our stair […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on June 8, 2020.
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
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
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