USA: Stair Rods: Manufacturers
ABOUT STAIR RODS
Stair Rods are a traditional means of holding stair runner carpets in place. They may be made of brass, beaten steel, or wood. Simple designs have plain round rods, simple geometric brackets, and plain round finials. More elaborate designs may have pineapple finials, and decorative rope-shaped rods. Wood stair rods are usually triangular in shape. Brass stair rods are available in a wide range of finishes, including Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Dark Bronze, and Pewter.
The leading manufacturers, described below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colours and materials, and care and maintenance.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
Zoroufy. Zoroufy, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, is a family owned business that has been manufacturing stair rods since 1984. Zoroufy makes seven designs: Inspiration, Select, Sovereign, Heritage, Dynasty, and Grand Dynasty. Each is available in a variety of finials, finishes, and rod lengths. For example, the Inspiration rod is available in Pineapple, Urn, or Round Finials, and in Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Brushed Brass, or Satin Nickel. Standard rod lengths are 28.5 inches, 36 inches, and 48 inches. Zoroufy also supplies Stair Hold Clips, in seven finishes.
Stairrods Canada. Stairrods Canada, which is headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a manufacturer of steel, brass and wooden rods for stair carpets. Its product range includes: Vision, Blacksmith, Premier, Country, Royale, Crystal, Tudor, Victorian, HomePride, and Victorian Stair Clips. The Blacksmith range are hand beaten steel, with a wide choice of finials. The Tudor range is made of triangular section hardwood, in light oak or dark oak finish. Brass tips and brackets are supplied in a range of finishes.
Hardware Hut. Hardware Hut, which is a division of Spokane Harware Supply Inc., supplies a comprehensive range of architectural hardware, including rods for retaining stair carpets. The Hardware Hut range of rods
includes solid brass brackets in both simple and decorative design. These are available in Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Dark Bronze, and Pewter. Finials are available in round or pineapple designs. Rod Tubing is available in hollow brass, with polished, antique or bronze finish. Tubing may be plain round, or of decorative rope design.
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