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The Essential Buyer's Guide to Choosing Stair Rod Brackets

Stair rods are one of the best ways you can bring visual flair and real style to your staircase. But the process of buying your stair rods isn’t all about the rods themselves – you also need to think about brackets. With that in mind, below we’ll explain everything you need to know about stair rod brackets before taking the plunge. Ready to get started? 

What is a stair rod bracket? 

When installing a new set of stair rods alongside a carpet runner, the stair rod bracket is an essential piece of the puzzle. In a nutshell, stair rod brackets are used to secure the stair rod to the staircase to keep them in place. Generally speaking, there are three types of stair rod brackets: 

  • Standard or ‘runner’ stair rod brackets are perfect if your stair runner doesn’t extend across the full width of the stair. They can simply be secured by screws to the horizontal and vertical faces of the stairs.  

  • Front-fix stair rod brackets are designed so that the bracket is screwed into the stair step itself. This type of stair rod bracket can be used in situations where the carpet on the stairs extends across the full width of the stair.  

  • Side-fix stair rod brackets are similar to front-fix, except that they are screwed into the wall or banister base. Again, these can be used in cases where the carpet covers the full width of the stair. 

Design options for stair rod brackets 

Just like the stair rods themselves, you’ll find a wide variety of design options when it comes to the brackets. These are naturally quite subtle elements; however, they can really add a sense of style to a staircase. In our online stair rod shop, you’ll find stair rod brackets made from long-lasting quality materials like brass. In addition, you can choose from a selection of finishes to match your stair rods – both shiny and matte options are available.  

Why use stair rod brackets? 

On top of the visual appeal that a set of stair rod brackets will bring to your staircase, each pair of brackets will also provide security for the rods. While stair rods do not work to secure the carpet runner, they do need to be secured in themselves. That’s where stair rod brackets come in handy.  

Now that you’re a dab-hand at stair rod brackets and the benefits they can bring, it’s time to choose the perfect set for you! You’ll find a wide selection of stair rod brackets in our online shop, or you can discuss your options with our team on 0845 838 8638.