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3 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Stair Rods

Whether you’ve had stair rods in your home for a while, or you’re simply browsing, there may be a few things you don’t know yet. With that in mind, we’ve compiled three interesting facts about stair rods that might just surprise you. Once you’ve read through them, you’ll find plenty of great stair rods options in the Stair Rods Direct online shop.

#3: Stair rods are not used to secure carpet

Because stair rods are installed very close to the surface of the stair or runner, it’s easy to see why many people assume they hold the carpet in place. This is in fact something of a myth. In fact, with very few exceptions, almost all stair rods are completely aesthetic in nature. That means that while they serve no technical function, they do give your staircase a fantastic sense of character and style. If you’ve been planning to secure your stair carpet using stair rods, we’d recommend you discuss alternatives with a professional.

#2: You should never polish your stair rods

Stair rods are designed to be as eye-catching as possible, which is why we use some of the world’s finest finishes – including brass, bronze, and chrome. However, these premium finishes don’t actually require any polishing. We apply a specialised lacquer to all of our stair rods to ensure they stand the test of time without losing any of their lustre. That means that if you try to use polish or other cleaning products on the stair rods, you may actually damage the surface. If there are smears or marks on your stair rods, you can simply wipe them clean with a damp cloth – easy!

#1: Stair rods don’t (usually) require professional fitting

Again because of the high-end look that most stair rods offer, it’s easy to assume that fitting will require a professional team. However, once again, that’s simply not the case for most stair rods. All you’ll need to fit your own stair runners is an everyday screwdriver and a hand tool known as a ‘bradawl’ to be used for marking guide holes. With these simple tools in hand, you’ll be able to align, mark, and install your stair rods, brackets and clips as necessary. Who knew you had it in you? 

So there you have it: three facts about stair rods you may not have known. Now that you’re up on the details, be sure to check out our full range of stair rods, or simply call the team today on 0845 838 8638.