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Carpet Rods

Carpet rods that transform stairs

Carpet rods for stairs are an instant way to create a striking focal point to a staircase and brighten up the most mundane. Appreciated for their decorative style, rods fitted across each step can also create an impression of breadth and spaciousness, for even the most cramped of stairs. The result is a lovely ‘open’ feel to the centre of your home.

We offer an amazing selection of over 40 different designs of stair carpet rods, in many different finishes, rod styles and sizes. Take a look and find one to suit your home or project.

Premier carpet rods and stair rods
Fitting carpet rods to your stairs can make the narrowest of staircases appear spacious

So what is the difference between a carpet rod and a stair rod?

Both terms are widely use and are interchangeable.

Are carpet runner rods suitable for fitted carpets?

Many of the carpet rod ranges we offer are available in a choice of Carpet Runner Rods, Front Fix or Side Fix. Carpet stair rods for a runner sit either side of the runner, which runs up the middle of your staircase. If your carpet is fitted, then you can choose either the Front Fix options, which fits across the centre section of your staircase and is screwed through the carpet, or the Side Fix option, which attaches to the side of your staircase. Choose the appropriate version in your shopping basket.

What length of carpet rods do we order?

Most of our ranges are made-to-measure and it is the tip-to-tip measurement which you order i.e. the length of the rod and the finials added together, including allowance for any over-hang on the runner rods. This measurement may vary from step to step in some houses, so do check first. We deliver these stairrods ready to fit, with no adjustments required.

The Jubilee and Homepride stair rods are offered in four fixed lengths and you then cut them to size. These are our value ranges, designed to meet a budget.

Can you use carpet runner rods with natural flooring?

Yes. Carpet rods for stairs are designed for stair carpets or natural flooring fitted with underlay. The standard 12mm (1/2”) bracket has a 14mm clearance, allowing for underlay and carpet or natural flooring.

Should we match our stair carpet with rods?

If you prefer something more subtle in appearance, then choose a matching finish such as chrome on a pale grey carpet or polished brass on a busy, patterned design featuring amber, yellows and mid brown tones. Whereas, if you wish your stair rods to stand out and make a striking statement, then choose a contrasting finish.

Sphere stair rods in pewter fitted on striped runner carpet
The pewter finish of these Sphere carpet rods provide an accent

Which carpet rods for stairs do you suggest for a period property?

The Royale, Premier and Country ranges feature finial designs which resonate with period features. The fleur-de-lys styling of the Victorian Stair Clip is an alternative option.

We have a rounded bottom step – can we fit a carpet rod?

The two popular options are to either fit a standard, straight stair rod for runner, across the central, straight section, or to have a special, curved rod bespoke-made for your bottom step. The latter involves making a template and is available in the Premier and Country designs of carpet rods only. This is a bespoke, hand-crafted option complete with irregularities.

Can you fit carpet stair rods on a winder staircase?

Yes, you can but it is best to talk to your fitter first as it is a skilled job involving setting the carpet rod brackets at the correct angle. You may require a mixture of Side Fix and Runner brackets for such staircases, in which case do feel free to give us a ring to discuss your requirements and check you are ordering the correct fittings. Alternatively, the Blacksmith brackets are easily set at the right angle. The Blacksmith design is such that there is only one screw to attach the bracket to the staircase, which allows it to be set at a variety of angles to suit your stairs.

Can we DIY fit our stair carpet with rods?

Yes, fitting carpet stair rods is straightforward for anyone who is DIY savvy. We provide clear instructions on the product specification pages for each range.

How do I clean carpet stair rods?

Our stair rods are supplied coated in an invisible lacquer; this means you should just dust or clean them with a damp cloth. Wonderfully simple!

Blacksmith carpet rods fitted on winder stairs
Winder stairs featuring the Blacksmith ball design
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