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Choose Right Material for Railing System

Choose Right Material for Railing System

29 Oct, 2021

Beginning a new design project can be overwhelming, especially a large and significant project that needs to be practical, safe, and functional design. When we get the larger project, we can break it down into a gradual process. For example, selecting the materials. The selecting procedure is not overly difficult and over-simple. Also, you can start with selecting the material of the railings system. The selection of the materials of the railings system is the pedestal of the overall function of the whole project. Only you choose the right material, you make a great start for the project. When you are choosing the material, you should consider appearance, durability, and maintenance. To help you make a great start for the project, I am going to list 3 common and great materials railings systems.

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is regarded as one of the most significant discoveries in human history. Different from normal steel, it is not easily corroded, rusted, or soiled. Second, it also has great features that are relatively low price and low maintenance cost. Therefore, stainless steel is the most common and popular material in construction projects and decoration projects. In architecture, stainless steel used for both aesthetic and practical purposes with its outstanding performance in anti-corrosion, anti-rust makes the structures is capable to maintain the original appearance. The stairs at home are no exception to this. The stainless steel railings not only free the owner's hands from hard cleaning the stains but also add modern elements to the home decoration.

stainless steel railings system

Aluminum Railings

First, aluminum is a lightweight and high durability material for the railing system. If you choose lighter aluminum railings, it could eliminate the heaviness of your decoration. As a matter of fact, from the perspective of chemistry, aluminum weighs one-third the amount of steel. That means you could more easily install the aluminum railings. Second, the aluminum railings can be powder coated. Powder coating is a great solution to make your railings withstand extreme temperatures. No matter what kind of harsh environment, such as snow, rain, or sun, you don’t have to worry too much about the rusting or rotting issue. Furthermore, you also customize the color of the powder coating to find the perfect shade for your design.

aluminum railings system

Glass Railings

The glass railings provide a clean and modern look that exceeds other railing systems. Furthermore, with the transparent feature of the glass, the glass railing system allows the passerby can see the beautiful views through the transparent glass. You can add lighting and color tints as well as etched designs to make the glass railings more colorful and modern. However, the glass also requires frequent cleaning to maintain a clear surface.

glass railings system


Stainless steel is a great material in railings systems in comprehensive aspects. Compared with other materials, aluminum has superiority in weight. If you want to get a relatively easy installation in the railing system, you could choose the aluminum railings. Glass is both functional and aesthetic material in the railings system.

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