Content Updated on: October 11, 2019 by Carpenter
Whether you’re looking for something traditional, elegant, modern or timeless, we’ll ensure that your chosen handrail creates the perfect finishing touch to your staircase. Staircase handrails can be supplied to suit any spindle, and are available in straight lengths, to be used with newels and caps.
The handrail of the stairs serves as support for your hand when you go up or down. The handrail also serves as an attaching point of the top part of balusters. At first view everything seems very simple, it is an ordinary wooden batten of fashioned section parallel to the pitch line, imaginary line joining the upper edges of treads. But it is not as simple as it seems. The form of the handrail shall be chosen in compliance with the general design of stairs, their size and intended purpose. There are numerous variants of handrail designs, forms, and sections. Let’s discuss in detail what types of handrails are currently available, and in what cases they should be used.
Some types of handrails have a time-proved classical form, other types of handrails have modern design and simple forms.
When you choose a handrail type for your stairs, you shall take into account the entire design of your stairs and their separate elements, so that the form the handrail can be in harmony with them.
Handrails of simple forms look good at the stairs in minimalist style. Handrails of elegant forms with curves look good at the stairs of classical design. Most types of handrails are manufactured in two flavors – with a trench on the reverse side and without it. Therefore as we have already mentioned in the section Assembling Stairs, if you use balusters with round edges, choose a handrail without a trench at the reverse side, and if you use balusters with square edges, choose a handrail with a trench at the reverse side.