How To Install Stair Rods : (Step-By-Step Professional Guide)

by Robert Barney on Aug 14, 2023

How To Install Stair Rods : (Step-By-Step Professional Guide)

Are you here to learn how to fit stair rods perfectly? If yes, then you are in right place. In this article, we will see a step-by-step installation guideline.

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Why Should I Install Stair Rods?

Stair rods not only hold runner carpet in place but also contribute to making stair runner safer.  And it enhanced the looks of the newly fitted runner. Rod is very easy to install and DIY-friendly. And most importantly, it has low maintenance. Stair rods are not very expensive so you can buy them online at a very affordable price.

If you want something that can give your runner a classic look then you should try rods on your stair runner. It will also increase the value of your property.

In this article, we will see how to fit rods on a stair runner. Follow this step-by-step guide to install stair rods easily.

Important tools

  1. Screwdriver
  2. Measurement scale
  3. Drill machine
  4. Hacksaw to cut rods
  5. And table

Step-1:  Measurements

For fitted stair rods on stair runner, you have to take a proper measurement of your stair and cut rods as required. And make sure the length is perfectly matched with a runner. My suggestion is to count some cm (10-15cm) extra when ordering the rods. But again it depends on the rods category.

You should read the product's specifications when you order. Or talk to the supplier about specifications. It will help to fit rods easily on the runner. 

After successfully taking the measure of your stair runner add an extra 4cm extra for calculating the perfect rod size.

For example: If the total length of the stair runner is 20cm then the rods will be (20+4) = 24 cm.

Step-2: Finials Set Up

After cutting the rods, now it’s time to attach the rods with finials. For this, you will need a screwdriver.

Take the screw and pop it on the end of your screwdriver. Then put it through the bracket. And screw the finial. And it will be fitted with rods.

Step-3: Set Brackets

First of all, put it up to the edge of the carpet so tightly. Secondly, hold it carefully and make holes in stair through the bracket’s pilot holes. After that take the screw and put it in stairs through pilot holes of the brackets.

And you did it for one side. Repeat the same process for another side.

So easy if you understand the process.

Video Installations Guide of Stair rods


Some Q & A

Q: How can I cut stair rods?
Ans: Use a hacksaw to cut rods equally. Take rods and put it on the table and cut according to the measurement.

Q: Is fitting stair rods worthy?

Ans: Yes, Rods enhance the looks of the stair runner. And increase the overall value of the property. Most importantly, make it safer for the children and old family members.

Q: Can I install rods myself?

Ans: if you follow these details instructions then defiantly you can fit rods on your stair.