How to measure glass balustrade for stairs
If you’re opting to renovate your staircase with a glass balustrade then you’ll need to know how to accurately measure the area first. If you are unsure about how to go about it, then our team are on hand to provide guidance. However, if you do want to try for yourself, here are some simple steps that you can follow:
- The first measurement you should take is between the face of one newel post – to the face of the next one along, horizontally. At this stage, there is no need to account for any fixtures, so don’t leave gaps when measuring, this is something that can be factored in later on.
- Once this is done, simply take a measurement from the underside of the handrail and the top of the base rail – and now you have your length and width for your piece of balustrade glass.
- Next, measure between the face of the newel post to the centreof the mitre, which will provide a clear idea of how big the gap will be.
- Once again measure from the top of the base rail to the underside of the handrail. As we said, there is no need to account for any fixtures you will later implement, as this is something that can be looked at later.
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Are glass stairs safe?
Implementing glass balustrades for stairs is one of the most effortless and stylish ways to revamp a plain and dated part of your home. Whilst there are a variety of options available, from frameless glass balustrade stairs to toughened glass for stairs – there is sure to be something that will fit your décor.
There are few other options out there as robust as glass, which can also offer the same level of style – and at Square 1 Balustrades, we pride ourselves on ensuring the glass we use is of the highest quality and standard. Our range of glass balustrade for stairs are versatile, and make for a secure feature of your home, so whether you have children or pets – you can rest assured that your staircase is safe with glass balustrades.
Are glass balustrades for stairs easy to clean?
When it comes to glass, we have all experienced how easily fingerprints can leave their mark – however, there are simple things you can do to keep your glass balustrade for stairs clean. Surprisingly, one of the best ways to clean your glass balustrade is by using a simple mixture of warm water with dish soap, using a soft washcloth. This method is cheap, easy to do and effective – and won’t leave behind any unsightly marks or streaks on the glass.