So I finally got to installing these and I was very disappointed to realize that it will not extend to 48 inches as it claims. I'm past the return time frame and now I'm stuck with rods that do not function as they promised. Very disappointed
I bought 2 rod sets in white. They are substantial in size and arrived in three days. All the necessary hanging equipment was included. The wall brackets extend enough to put over blinds on the window. That size is really difficult to find, Also the quality of the pole is good. Where the pieces attach is covered with a soft material inside the pole. Now when you are threading the rod pocket it doesn't stuck on a sharp edge.
I bought two of these rods for curtains in my son and daughter's room. I'm satisfied; they do the job. The attachment hardware is easier than other rods to put up because they thoughtfully made the holder piece into two, so it's much easier to drill into the wall. The only sort of draw back to these rods is that, even though they feel very heavy and solid and well-made, they don't necessarily look it. The gold that I ordered looks like plastic when it's up on the wall. For me, this isn't really a bad thing because it's for my kids' room and the cartoonish-plastic look is a stylishly fun vibe, but it would definitely look very cheap and out of place in another room, like my living room.