How To Space Your Balusters
December 14, 2018 Blog Category: Balusters, Iron Balusters, spacing, Wood Balusters, Spindles
Balusters—or spindles—are more than just the vertical supports for your handrail. They actually play a big part in the look of your stairway. In fact, upgrading your balusters is an easy, cost-effective way to give your railing or staircase a facelift.
Balusters are made from a variety of materials, including stone, wood, metal, and sometimes even plastic. The type of material you use can make an important aesthetic statement.
Wrought iron balusters, for example, add a classic and elegant twist to an otherwise ordinary staircase.
Although their visual impact is important, balusters also double as a protective guard by closing the gap between a stair’s treads and handrail.
Balusters are vital to the safety of your staircase--especially if you have small children or pets. Use this guide to help you calculate how many balusters to buy, and how far apart to space them.
Shop our selection of Iron and Wood Balusters to find the perfect fit for your home.
The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) dictates that a four inch sphere not be able to pass through any plane of your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are all sorts of ways to spruce up your staircase using balusters. Many people choose to mix-and-match different baluster profiles for a textured look. Learn more about each baluster style by checking out our Baluster Guide.
If you’re interested in seeing what iron balusters could look like in your own project, try using our Iron Baluster Design Tool. You can also download our free Iron Baluster Design Guide. If you have any questions about baluster or post spacing, give our talented team of experts a call. We’ll be happy to assist you!
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