Tudor stair rods inspired by nature and elegantly simple in design
The Tudor stair rods collection of stair carpet rods has a natural harmony. The design features a flat faced rod which is around 25mm (1”) across and is commonly referred to as ‘triangular’, as are our Royale Collection rods. Made from wood, finished off with metal tips, which match the metal finish of the stair rod brackets supplied, the Tudor works well in both period and more modern styled properties, patterned and plain runners.
The flat face of the Tudor rods are complemented with stair rod brackets which feature fleur-de-lys decoration. They are suitable for both stair runners and fitted carpets – just select the appropriate bracket option at the time of ordering.
Key design elements
- High quality, ‘triangular’ rods featuring a visible flat face, measuring approximately 1” (25mm) across.
- Offered in two wood tones: light and dark
- Metal tips offered in ten metal finishes: polished, antique or satin brass, antique bronze, polished chrome, brushed chrome, satin and polished nickel, pewter and black.
- Suitable for runners and fitted carpets.
- Made-to-measure to fit your stairs.
- Supplied with a pair of matching-finished, fleur-de-lys styled stair rod brackets with screws, suitable for installation with carpets or natural flooring fitted with underlay. Suitable for fitting on stair runners or fitted carpets.
- Protective finish – easy to wipe clean.
What length to order
- For runner stair carpets: simply add around 10 cm (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 69cm (27”) wide then you would order 79cm (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 FRONT FIX fitted stair carpets: it is advisable to leave a 5cm (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 89cm (35”) across, then a 79cm (31”) stair rod would look well-balanced. Note: the tip-to-tip measurement you order INCLUDES the finials.
- For SIDE FIX fitted stair carpets: measure the width of your staircase less approximately 1cm and this is the tip to tip measurement to order.
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.
Tips on fitting the Tudor carpet rods for stairs
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 2.5-5cm gap between the stringboard (side of staircase) and tip of the rod, on both sides of the staircase.
- Fitted carpet Side Fix brackets: screw one bracket into the wood side of the staircase before slotting in the supplied rod and then fixing the second bracket to the side of the staircase.
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.
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.
We supply the Tudor stair rods direct to your door and typically deliver within 5-6 working days in the UK. Delivery is free of charge for most orders over £75.00, depending on the delivery location.