Stair carpet holders and replacement brackets
Choose from 10 quality finishes and 2 diameters
- Two sizes: suitable for 12mm and 16mm diameter rods. See here for a choice of stair rods including brackets.
- Stair rod holders are available in ten metal finishes: polished brass, antique or satin brass, antique bronze, polished chrome, brushed chrome, satin and polished nickel, pewter and black.
- Choose from Runner Brackets, Front Fix Brackets or Side Fix brackets (see diagrams below).
- Sold in pairs.
- Should your stair rods be old, you may find they differ in diameter to those currently in the marketplace. We can supply small foam inserts (free of charge) for our brackets, should your rods be slightly smaller or you can make something similar yourself to prevent your stair rods from ‘rattling’.
- The cylindrical Runner brackets for runner rods are hinged, with the stair rod clamped in place through the centre, and held in place with two screws on either side of the runner. The Front Fix brackets are suitable for fitted carpets and clamp over the top of the rod and are held in place with two screws through the carpet, whilst the Side Fix brackets are also suitable for fitted carpets and are screwed into the stringboard but are not suitable for winder staircases.
Tips on fitting stair carpet holders
- The stair rod brackets are supplied with No. 6 screws: drill a pilot hole before fixing the brackets to the staircase, then drill a 4mm clearance hole for the screw shank. It is suggested for softwood: drill a 2.5mm pilot hole and hardwood a 3mm pilot hole. To avoid damaging the screws it is suggested you use a low drill speed.
- Runner rod holders: separate, by sliding the top from the bottom of the bracket to reveal the screw holes. Fit the bottom section first, and then place the rod in before sliding the top bracket section into place and securing with the supplied domed-head screw.
- Fitted carpet Front Fix brackets: place the rod on the stair carpet and place the Front Fix brackets over the rod face, screwing them through the carpet. We recommend that you leave at least a 25-50mm (1-2″) gap between the stringboard (side of staircase) and tip of the rod, on both sides of the staircase.
Cleaning your cylindrical brackets
- These brackets have an invisible lacquer to protect them and keep them looking pristine.
- Simply wipe clean occasionally, and do not polish.
- If you use any household cleaners to clean surrounding wood and paintwork, this should be applied to the cloth and not directly sprayed on the surface of the staircase, as the cleaner can react with the finish of the rods.