By providing a sturdy surface to grip and a barrier between stairs and lower floor, railings make a stairway safe and easy to use. They are also central to a stairway’s architectural impact.
What we commonly refer to as a railing actually refers to a combination of components – in most cases, handrails (the smooth surface you hold on to), balusters (the vertical members that help support the handrail as well as restrict the size of the openings within the balustrade), and newels (the posts usually located at the beginning and end of a flight of stairs as well as at other key structural points). Each component comes with a wide variety of options. Glen Rock Stairs will assist you in selecting the styles and materials best suited for your project.