November 18, 2015 1 min read
Gothic balusters add subtle lines, curves and designs to staircases that recreate the look of medieval Europe. If you are building a new staircase or looking to redesign your current one, Gothic balusters are a great option.
Gothic balusters are typically constructed using wrought iron. This iron is made by puddling molten pig iron. This results in a fibrous metal with grains running throughout. These grains give wrought iron a unique texture as most metals are flat with no texture.
This is one of the many reasons why so many people prefer it for inside the home over traditional types of metals. Wrought iron is undeniably attractive and offers the perfect blend of style and durability.
Being made of wrought iron, Gothic balusters are strong, durable, and beautiful. Once installed, the balusters will not break, bend, or damage. Gothic balusters are an excellent option for your indoor staircases.
Wrought iron’s lightweight construction and properties make it easy to install. Like other balusters, installing wrought iron Gothic balusters is just a matter of fitting them into the appropriate handrail slot.
Gothic balusters incorporate a wide variety of elements that focus on broad curvatures and large, extravagant designs. Designing your home around your wrought iron baluster using similar elements will naturally open up your home and give it a stylish edge.
Article by Amber Burkhart
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