CAT Solid Brass Stair Rods
The Akeman Collection
CAT manfacture high-quality solid brass stair rods in 10mm, 12.5mm, 16mm and 19mm diameter brass rod. Brass finishes include polished brass, satin brass, antique brass, antique bronze. Silver stair rods include, chrome, satin chrome, nickel and satin nickel.
Measuring And Installation - Carpet Runners
For rods with turned finials, measure the full width of the runner and add a minimum of 100mm for 10mm, 12.5mm and 16mm rods.
For 19mm rods, rods with large finials & triangular rods, an additional 150mm is desirable having considered the width of the staircase available.
E.g. 1 - rods with turned finials, if carpet runner is 686mm (27”), overall rod size required tip to tip is 786mm minimum.
E.g. 2 - rods with large finials and triangular rods, carpet runner is 686mm (27”), overall rod size required tip to tip is 836mm minimum.
Fix eyes into the tread riser directly alongside the edge of the carpet runner, leaving a gap of approximately 3mm (1/8”).
For concrete stairs use rawl plugs for screw fixings.
When fixing to timber stairs, direct screw into tread and riser. Note, if the wood is particularly hard, it may be required to pilot drill before fixing with screws.
Stair rods are for aesthetic purposes only. Always use wooden carpet gripper to fully secure the carpet on stairs.
The CAT customer service team is always happy to provide technical advice and assistance on how to measure the rods and eyes.