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Baluster or Banister? Parts of a Custom Staircase Alpharetta, GA

Baluster or Banister? Parts of a Custom Staircase

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One of the most common confusions in staircase terminology is the use of “balusters” or “banisters”. Here at Southern Staircase, our expert custom staircase builders are more adapted to using “baluster.” Customers always ask, “Does it really matter if you say baluster or banister?” No, it doesn’t, as both can be used to describe the support systems of a staircase. Let’s explore the importance and beauty of balusters.

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So, what exactly is a baluster?

As mentioned above, a baluster is the support system of any staircase. More previously known as spindles, balusters hold up the handrail. They can be made of a multitude of materials, such as wood, glass, stainless steel, or wrought iron. Whether for residential or commercial stairs, balusters are an extremely important part of any exterior or interior staircase.

Think of the balusters as what hold any staircase together, the bones. You may not need an entirely new staircase. Yet, sprucing up stairs with new balusters is like giving an old car shiny, new tires. If you are looking to spruce up a room, think about what a new baluster pattern can do.

A custom staircase design or remodel creates endless possibilities for balusters.

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Balusters are often the pivotal element of staircase design and can be crafted to match whatever style you are seeking for. In this picture, wooden balusters are used to create a traditional and timeless style.

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In the next featured photo, an intricate metal baluster staircase design is used to create an air of luxury and elegance with curved stairs. You might as well call it a piece of art.

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Recently, the most popular baluster design has been the installation of a cable railing. With surprising durability, clean horizontal lines, and modern class, the cable railing is the new face of contemporary balusters.

Are you having trouble deciding on what type of balusters would look best? Let our expertise help you. Check out our blog on metal versus wooden balusters.

You can also scroll through our extensive product brochure for more ideas.

Custom Staircase Railing Builders Near Me

Southern Staircase has completed beautiful custom staircases and baluster renovations across the country in a wide range of areas. We have formed solid relationships with building partners in every state. This has allowed us to construct high-quality stair work in countless homes, stores, community buildings, offices, and more. Below are some of our most common staircases we have built and renovated.

·      Grand staircases

·      Open risers

·      Straight stairs

·      Spiral Stairs

Are you inspired yet?

Whether traditional or modern, stock or custom, our team creates and builds the highest quality balusters, railing designs, and custom stairs. We follow a turn-key approach to ensure all phases of the design process and construction.

From inspiration to installation, we are dedicated to client satisfaction and superb customer service. Learn more about what makes Southern Staircase special.

Contact us with any questions, to discuss your upcoming home design project, or for a free quote. Southern Staircase has been there for hundreds of custom and commercial stair solutions.

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6025 Shiloh Road, Suite E
Alpharetta, GA, 30005

Phone: (770) 888-7333

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