What are handrail posts called?

Answer The posts of a handrail are called balusters from the Italian "balustra," meaning "pomegranate flower," which looks like a post. The larger handrail posts at the bottom and top of a staircase are ... Read More »

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Can you install vinyl posts over existing 4-inch wood posts?

Vinyl post sleeves can be used over 4-inch-by-4-inch wood posts, providing the wood posts are securely anchored at their bases, and they are in good, solid condition. The wood posts can help to st... Read More »

How tall should a handrail be?

According to Section 1926.1052 of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration code, the top of the handrail should run from 30 through 37 inches from the top of the stair step. The optimum he... Read More »

How to Build a Handrail?

The stairways in your home are typically considered centerpieces due to their size and purpose. However, they rarely are customized to fit your personal style. Hiring a professional can be extremel... Read More »

ADA Handrail Regulations?

In 1990 the Federal government passed the American with Disabilities Act. One of the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is to ensure a safe path of travel for those with disab... Read More »