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 »

What is the minimum height of handrail?

3 feetThe ideal height is 33" with an acceptable range of 3". In other words it can be anywhere between 30" and 36" above the nose of the tread to the top of the rail. But if you want to be sure an... Read More »

What is the standard height for a stair handrail?

A standard stair handrail should sit 34 to 38 inches from the top of the handrail to the stair. Handrails should run the entire length of the stairs and should be rounded at the end or returned to... Read More »

What is the standard height for handrail in Canada?

Now if you notice there are children and adults in this world. So one height is not standard. 30 to 36 inches is normal. Depending on occupants. There are 2 standard heights for exterior railings i... Read More »