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Stair Runner Rods and Why You Need Them

Stair Runner Rods

Stair runner rods are an essential addition to a staircase that has a stair carpet runner. Not only will a runner rod act to secure the carpet to the stairs, but it can also greatly add to the design.

In this guide from your stair accessory experts at Stair Rods Direct, we will take you through what stair runner rods are, how they work, and how to choose the right ones for you. 

We’ve also picked out our favourite stair runner rods from our impressive range – where you’ll see why we’re one of the leading suppliers in the UK.

You can view our full range of quality stair runner rods or keep reading for some essential information.

What Is a Stair Runner Rod?

A stair runner rod is also known as a carpet rod or simply a stair rod. It essentially has two functions: to secure a stair carpet runner to a hard floor staircase and to look good doing it. 

Runner rods are usually made of metal and consist of a thin strip of material that fits horizontally along the corner where one stair’s tread meets another stair’s riser – these are just names for the different parts of a staircase. This rod is then securely attached at each end with brackets, which can come in a range of styles, like front-fix or side-fix brackets.

What Are the Benefits of Stair Carpet Runner Rods?

Stair runner rods aren’t the only way to secure carpet to stairs. You can also use stair clips or carpet press studs. However, runner rods are a very sound investment for a number of reasons:

  • Practicality: Runner rods are one of the most secure ways to keep a carpet runner fastened to your staircase. It prevents the carpet from slipping or bunching up, so you can ensure safety on the staircase and prevent trips and falls.
  • Elevated Aesthetic: Stair rods can be beautifully designed, matching with a runner to make a cohesive design look. Whether you go for simple metal or something embellished, there are so many options for runner rods. You can pick a runner rod to make a statement or to blend seamlessly into your carpet runner, the choice is yours.
  • Simple to Install: For all the aesthetic and functional benefits they bring, stair runner rods are surprisingly easy to install. You can cut them to measure your stairs, especially useful if you have multiple steps of differing widths. 

Our Impressive Range of Quality Stair Runner Rods

We are proud to have one of the widest and most affordable ranges of stair runner rods, all of which are made to the highest quality. At Stair Rods Direct, it’s just what we do.

Below are some top picks from our range, or you can view the full range to browse even more.

Premier Stair Runner Rods

These runner rods are one of the finest stair products, effortlessly oozing quality and style. They are simple but sophisticated, meaning you can easily match them to an existing carpet runner. Adding to the versatility, you can choose between finials or no finials.

Royale Stair Runner Rods

The flat styling of the Royale range give a sleek effect that’s a little different to the usual cylindrical look. With either Beaumont or Louis finials, the Royale runner rod is elegant and can make a great addition to a traditional home.

Eastern Promise Stair Runner Rods

The beautiful heavy feel of these runner rods add a classic authenticity to a staircase, with the decorative finials adding a touch of flair.

Blacksmith Rods

The Blacksmith range is versatile, looking appropriately “olde worlde” in a rural home or chic and sleek in a contemporary home with the solid black line. You can also get this option in stainless steel for a more modern feel.

What Finishes Are Available For Stair Runner Rods?

Nearly every runner rod in our collection is available in a selection of 11 gorgeous finishes, with brass stair rods being one of the most popular:

  • Polished brass
  • Satin brass
  • Antique brass
  • Antique bronze
  • Polished Chrome
  • Brushed chrome
  • Pewter
  • Polished nickel
  • Satin nickel
  • Black
  • Wood

This large amount of choice means you can get a runner rod for any type of stair carpet runner, no matter the style. You can even search by your desired material, to find matching accessories for the rest of your home. 

Find Out How You Could Get Free UK Delivery on Runner Rods

Our stair runner rods are some of the best on the market, with quality and ease of installation ensured. Why not make sure your rods match your runners with our amazing range of stair carpet runners? These come in a selection of modern and traditional styles, funky or simple, to suit any home.

At Stair Rods Direct, you only need to spend £75 on some of the finest home accessory products around to qualify for free UK delivery. Browse our full range to find everything you need to give your home a fantastically flawless finish.