This may appear a stupid question but I am going to ask it anyway. We bought our house in December 2014 and have had the metal bannisters removed and replaced with ash and glass. It seemed a waste to renew the whole staircase as a metal one will never rot. The carpet that was already down was glued to the stairs but obviously I want to replace it. I want to put underfelt pads on with the carpet over but how do we get the carpet to stay. All the rods I have seen are screwed into the riser and step. What does everybody else do? The steps on our stairs are timber but the risers are metal. Any ideas welcome.

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Thank you. The wood isn’t in good enough condition to just sand and paint so I did need to cover it. I will use those without any decoration on the front.

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Hi and welcome, ours is held by the normal gripper strips (wooden strips with little metal points). I presume they are glued to the stairs, as no nails or screws show through underneath.


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