Introduce warm honey tones to your staircase with the Tudor light carpet rods
Choose rods that are made-to-measure to fit your stairs
- The Tudor carpet rod Light has a gentle hue and appealing, flat faced design. Otherwise, known as a “triangular stair rod”, the outward facing section of the Tudor measures around 25mm (1″) across.
- Made from hardwood, this elegant design is trimmed with metal tips. There are ten different finishes from which to choose, which complement the pair of bracket holders , likewise supplied with each rod.
- Similar to the the alternative Dark Tudor option, the Light wood patina suits both period and more modern styled properties.
- The flat face of the Tudor rods is complemented with stair rod brackets, which feature a fleur-de-lys decoration.
- The Tudor design of stairrods is suitable for both stair runners and fitted carpets (Front Fix) – just select the appropriate bracket option at the time of ordering.
- Meanwhile, each rod is especially made-to-measure to fit your stair carpet and dimensions.
- Manufactured with a protective finish that ensures they are easy to wipe clean.
What length to order
- For runner stair carpets use the RUNNER option stair rods: simply add around 100mm (around 4”) to the width of your runner to give you the tip-to-tip measurement of stair rod to order. For example: if your runner is 690mm (around 27”) wide then you would order 790mm (around 31”) length rods. Note: the tip-to-tip measurement you order INCLUDES the finials. The standard 12mm (1/2”) bracket supplied has a 14mm clearance to allow for the underlay and carpet.
- For fitted stair carpets use the FRONT FIX stair rod option: it is advisable to leave a 25-50mm (up to 2”) gap on both sides, between the end of the finial (end piece) and the edge of your staircase (stringboard). For example: if your staircase measures 890mm (around 35”) across, then a 790mm (around 31”) stair rod would look well-balanced. Note: the tip-to-tip measurement you order INCLUDES the finials.
- It is important to note that, like other stair runner rods, the Tudor stairrods are purely decorative and do not fix the carpet to the stairs; a stair runner must be secured by another means of installation such as gripper.
- For further information read this guide.
Tips on fitting the Tudor wood stair rods for carpets
- 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 rods brackets: 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 gap between the stringboard (side of staircase) and tip of the rod, on both sides of the staircase.
Style tips for the Tudor carpet rods light
- Fitting a stairrod to the bottom step (hall or landing level) is a popular option, as it helps to complete the look and creates a sense of flow from top to bottom of the house.
Cleaning is simple
- We recommend wiping clean occasionally with a damp cloth 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 cause a speckling effect on the lacquered rods.
Tudor Light stair rods: how to measure up, which bracket type to order, cleaning & fitting tips
Please follow these links for further information about:
- Further information on ordering the correct length of rods and how to measure-up
- Cleaning tips
- Fitting & which type of brackets to order for Tudor carpet rods