When is a Glass Balustrade Needed?

Glass Balustrade Benefits –

A glass balustrade creates space in a room and protects stairway users from potential falls. Stylish and elegant, balustrades can be made to fit any shape staircase and work with any décor theme.

What is a Balustrade?

Most staircases and stairwells have a set of railings or a barrier along their open side. This side barrier prevents falling and supports the handrail that goes along the top. Otherwise known as a balustrade; acting as a vital part of safety for a stairway. A balustrade is set apart from a handrail by its barrier and support function. A handrail is simply a railing for users of a staircase, while a balustrade supports the handrail.

When choosing a balustrade for your home or business, consider a toughened glass balustrade. Perfect as an internal glass balustrade, the toughened glass available from The Glass Warehouse is a sturdy, safe and stylish way to make your staircase stand out!

Why Choose a Glass Balustrade?

A glass balustrade has a number of advantages over other materials, like wood or concrete. These advantages include:

  • Versatility

The Glass Warehouse are able to be adapted to any design or shape, made to your exact specifications. These balustrades are available in a selection of glass types, including low-iron, frosted and tinted, to match any style! If you’d like a more modern look, you can even opt for a crackled glass balustrade. Creating a chic, unified appearance and giving the illusion of space as it lets more light through.

  • Easy Maintenance

A glass stair balustrade is a great choice both inside and outside. Tough and easy to maintain, tempered glass balustrades from The Glass Warehouse are resistant to the elements and easy to clean. No matter how dirty they may seem, a simple wipe clean will restore them to their former glory.

An internal glass balustrade is even easier to maintain. Without the elements to contend with, and far less cleaning required, a simple wipe-down and polish will keep your balustrades looking great for all the time you have them.

  • Safety

A toughened glass stair balustrade is an excellent way to boost the safety of your staircase. Made from toughened glass, these balustrades are much stronger than other glass types, and much harder to break. If they do break, the glass will shatter into small, rounded pieces, rather than long jagged shards. This makes it a much safer type of glass, and the enhanced strength of tempered glass balustrades even makes them more durable than many wood balustrades!

  • Style and Modernity

A glass balustrade is perfect for adding a little more “wow” to your home or business. Able to let light through and create the illusion of more space, an internal glass balustrade can accent the most modern designs or add a little space and light to classic or vintage décor themes.

When is a Balustrade Needed?

A balustrade is necessary in any situation where one or both sides of a staircase are open, creating the risk of a fall and making it difficult to set a handrail. A balustrade acts to create a barrier to falling, and supports the handrail, making the staircase safe for use.

Get in Touch!

If you are interested in a glass balustrade from The Glass Warehouse, or you would like more information get in touch today on 020 8500 1188. The glass experts at The Glass Warehouse head office will be happy to help you find exactly what you need.

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