How to Choose the Handrail for Your Staircase?

Installing new handrails is an easy way to improve the safety and appearance of your staircase. With the right handrails, you can give your home a stylish update while providing better support when using the stairs.

handrails for stairs interior

Handrails should be installed 34-38 inches above each stair tread. Having rails on both sides boosts safety, especially in homes with kids or elderly residents prone to falls.The handrail provides safety, visual appeal, and an enhanced user experience. Here are some tips on how to choose the best handrail for stairs from the experts at Muzata:


    Handrails come in different materials - wrought iron, wood, aluminum, stainless steel. Consider the overall design aesthetic you want to achieve. Wrought iron and wood have an elegant, traditional look. Stainless steel and glass are modern and contemporary. Aluminum handrails strikes a balance between tradition and modernity.


    The stair handrail must be sturdy enough to support a person's weight and graspable for balance. Metal and wood handrails have strength. Glass needs metal supports. Consider thickness - thin materials may flex. Make sure there are no sharp edges.

    Thickness and Diameters of handrail

    Thickness and diameters impacts comfort and safety. The more common diameters include 1/8 inch (approximately 3.2 millimeters) and 3/16 inch (approximately 4.8 millimeters). Muzata's stainless steel handrails come in 1.5mm, 1.2mm thickness options to provide. And aluminum handrails come in 2mm and 3mm. Also decorative handrails and wall returns allow 1.5" clearance.


Handrail systems can be Wall surface mounting or Mounted on top of post. If anyone using the stairs has mobility issues, allow for an extra gripable horizontal handrail at an appropriate height. Extending the handrail beyond the stairs helps visually impaired people.Muzata offers a complete cable railing system solution, including stair handrails, posts and all accessories.

handrail height for stairs

    Finishes for Functionality

    Muzata's black powder coated post is made of quality aluminum with great rust resistance and will work for a long lifetime. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. If your project is located near the seaside or humid areas, aluminum handrails are highly recommended for its super strong salt tolerance.

metal handrail for stairs

Muzata's stainless steel handrails and stair handrails have all of the benefits of stainless steel and glass: they're strong, durable, and attractive, and they're excellent for both indoor and outdoor locations. you're sure to find the perfect match for safety, looks and functionality. We also offer a Free Design Service for handrail solutions. Contact us today to get your staircase started!