For those home owners who own a staircase with a curved section or even a spiral staircase, there are two stair rod ranges which are designed to suit. The Blacksmith carpet rods are designed for stair runners and are supplied with universal styled brackets as standard, which makes them ideal stair rods for winding staircases or spiral steps.
A standard stair rod bracket for a runner carpet has to be set at a different angle for each step as it winds. This can be quite tricky to achieve. This can be seen in the image below which features a Masai Emerald runner from Roger Oates and Premier Stair rods.
Universal stair rod brackets
A far simpler approach is to use a universal bracket. Unlike a standard bracket, which attaches top and bottom, a universal bracket is attached with one screw at the top, allowing it to be easily positioned at the correct angle for each winding step. For anyone fitting their own stair rods, this is an ideal DIY solution.
Blacksmith stair rods on winders are a simple solution
The Blacksmith carpet rods are rustic in their design, featuring a wrought iron finish with a protective coating against rust. They are made by Stairrods (UK), the specialist stair rod manufacturer, and were originally designed by a Northumbrian blacksmith called Rodney Brittain. Each rod is half inch in diameter and hand worked and beaten into shape so that every single one is unique. There are three different designs, which would all make a lovely feature to a staircase.