Types of Frameless Railing Mounting Hardware
Railings are an essential part of your stairway system. They not only provide safety for those traveling up or down, but they provide an aesthetic focal point of your entire space. If you are looking for an upgrade to your railing, an excellent option to consider is that of a frameless glass railing. Glass railing installation has some flexibility for the installer to choose specific hardware options, that can change the overall appearance of the railing. Some frameless railing mounting hardware to consider in clude :
- Clamps, adaptors, cables and rods
- Handrail brackets
Being a frameless design, frameless railing systems do not require the use of posts or supports. Instead, the frameless glass railings require clamps to securely fasten the glass panels in a seamless, integrated way. These clamps also improve the stability of the glass panels. These fastening devices are not only functional, but can also provide specific aesthetic appeal. It is important to choose clamp hardware that matches the desired look of your frameless railing.
Glass railings may also have a handrail on the top or mounted through the side of the glass. Handrails may also be on the wall opposite if the railing is up or down a stairway. There are many styles to choose from when considering where and what brackets to choose. Traditions options are to go for chrome and rounded appearance, but modern choices look for right angles and a brushed nickel look.
It is also important to make sure you choose a handrail that matches the desired look of the space. Similar to the handrail brackets, these handrails come in many options, ranging from rounded chrome, to rectangular, brushed nickel looks.
Whatever choices you make, the hardware that you select for your frameless glass railing system should work together to create the desired look and match the décor of your space. Hardware is an often overlooked, but integral part of the system, and selecting the right pieces will give you a clean, modern result that you can enjoy for years to come.