Before pneumatic carpet nailers, handsome metal rods secured stair runners. Similar to shown: Zorrods Standard Stair Rod in oil-rubbed bronze, about $19; Floors and Surfaces. Photo: Dominic Blackmore/IPC Images | thisoldhouse.com
The Vision stair rods feature modern finial designs. The rods are heavy gauge hollow 1/2" (12.5mm) diameter with a choice of Sphere, Piston, Arrow and Balladeer finials. They were designed to complement contemporary stair cases and carpet designs. They are a great choice for those looking for something different to the norm.