What would you prefer in your modern home, steel staircase railing or glass railing?
Before making a choice, you need to carefully understand the pros and cons of both.
- The most popular metal railings are stainless steel and aluminum, followed closely by steel, wrought iron and cast iron.
Stainless steel: While usually an indoor choice, its outdoor counterpart requires a weatherproof coating to maintain its shine. Stainless steel is one of the most corrosion-resistant materials on the market.
Aluminum: Resistance to rust and corrosion. It’s light and durable. It has a clean look and is maintenance-free, but it is not suitable for all types of buildings.
Steel: This includes all variants of steel, which is a fairly heavy material, similar to wrought iron. The material must be protected from rust by varnish or paint.
- Glass balustrades provide a pleasing aesthetic experience as they allow you to see your surroundings and also add lighting and tint as well as etched designs. However, glass railings can require frequent cleaning and can be quite expensive. The glass panels are fitted with aluminum rail posts. Unlike hardwood railings, toughened glass is less prone to surface cracking when exposed to extreme temperatures. Advantages are the best safety, little or no water damage, will not crack. The downside is that it may require frequent cleaning and be expensive.
For modern stair glass railing, I think glass railing is a better choice, atmospheric simplicity.
Modern staircase glass railing design
According to the actual situation of modern stair glass balustrades, we summarize 10 design ways.
1.Steel and concrete single stringer with glass railing
This modern mono stringer is made from a mixture of walnut, concrete, steel and glass. Clamped glass railings are perfect for this.
2.Perchless mono stringer with glass railing
This modern custom staircase is an oak uncushioned wood single strayer with dadoed and support glass balustrade. The glass opens up the view and highlights the clean lines of the staircase.
- Rustic modern stairs with reclaimed wood
- Open maple stairs with curved balustrades
The curved glass stair balustrade is combined with the long glass balcony balustrade to inject modern style into the entire home.
- Oak and fir single stringer
6.Dadoed Glass railing
- Open white oak staircase with glass balustrade
- Open walnut staircase with curved glass balustrades
The staircase features a system of stainless steel columns and stunning curved clamped glass. Smooth lines and curved glass give this home’s front door a warm and modern feel.
- Elegant curved glass railings
- White oak mono stringer with glass and stainless steel railing
Modern staircase glass railing cost
First, let’s cut to the chase. Stair glass railing price is how, this is almost all customers will encounter the problem. But, in reality, every glass add-on has a cost. So, make these railings. Because they are made of glass (usually safe standard glass), they can be tricky to install. In addition, increased customization may also increase the cost of glass stair railings. So, yes, glass stair railings aren’t that cheap.
Quoting the exact cost of the glass staircase is not easy. The type of glass you choose, the railing design, and additional customization all change the cost of a glass railing. Typically, costs range from $200 to $550 per foot.
Now, depending on the size of the staircase, you can calculate the actual installation cost. As mentioned earlier, if your budget is limited, you must choose all materials carefully.
Modern staircase glass railing safety
When choosing glass stair railings, many families will worry about safety issues, such as the limited weight of the glass, it will be easy to break and so on.
In fact, glass railings are as strong as other materials if custom railings or glass stair railings kits come from reputable sources and are installed according to best practices.
- The material of glass
Glass railings are mainly composed of tempered glass (safety tempered glass), which has great strength and will not be easily broken. Even if it is damaged, it will crumble into harmless cubes.
- Use of high quality fasteners
Quality fasteners enhance the stability and safety of glass railings and increase the load-bearing capacity.
The best glass railing for modern staircase
Choosing the right glass option can be a challenge for customers because there are so many types of glass to choose from, and
Laminated glass is arguably the best safety standard glass available. Its strength, durability and impact resistance are unmatched. It won’t even break on impact. Instead, its glass particles remain intact within its frame. If you have the budget, we recommend laminated glass. Make sure to buy from a reputable glass seller.
Modern staircase glass railing style
With cutting-edge modern styles, we are constantly looking for modern balustrade options. Glass balustrades are a sure way to bring this style to your stairs. Glass balustrades easily highlight clean architectural lines, a minimalist aesthetic and an open space and feel. We love how glass facilitates the flow of light in the home and brings a modern texture to the space through the combination of glass, stainless steel and wood.
According to your needs, we can design different styles, combine various fashion elements, make a unique style of modern stair glass railings.
The glass material of the glass railing of the modern staircase
- Clear glass
Clear glass panels are clear and transparent. People can easily see through the clear glass. Because of their transparency, they create the illusion of a wider space.
Therefore, many people choose clear glass to make their home interior decoration more lively and elegant.
- Frosted glass
Frosted glass can be called privacy glass for short. That’s because frosted glass panels have an opaque surface. This type of glass won’t let anyone see through it. But light can pass through it.
- Tempered glass
Toughened glass is an ideal glass choice for decent safety and protection. It is often referred to as tempered glass because of its strength and durability. The glass panel will not break into small pieces on impact. In addition, it is cheaper than laminated glass. This makes tempered glass a good choice for safety glass.
- laminated glass
Laminated glass is a composite glass product consisting of two or more pieces of glass, sandwiched between one or more layers of organic polymer intermediate film, after special high temperature prepressing (or vacuum) and high temperature and high pressure processing, so that the glass and the intermediate film permanent bonding as one. Laminated glass is arguably the best safety standard glass available. It’s also hard to break if hit.
How to measure modern staircase glass railing?
When determining the overall length, measure the horizontal distance from the entrance edge on the first pedal at the bottom of the stairs to the entrance edge on the floor/landing at the top of the stairs. To get this measurement, measure the length of a finished tread (front to back).