Banister to Banister Stair Barriers
The following will help you determine if you need a REGULAR or WIDE Stair Barrier.
Measuring for Banister to Banister:
Measure from the innermost edge of the 1st banister (see arrow marked in Fig. 1) to the innermost edge of the 2nd banister. For staircases measuring 36-42 inches between the banisters, you need a Regular Stair Barrier. For stairs measuring greater than 42 inches, but no wider than 52 inches between the banisters, order a Wide Stair Barrier. If you have volute (curved) banisters where the spindles wrap around the banister, measure from spindle to spindle, as seen in Fig. 2.
Measuring for Wall to Banister:
Measure from the wall to the innermost edge of the banister (see arrow marked in Fig. 1). For staircases measuring 36-43 inches between the wall and banister, you need a Regular Stair Barrier. For stairs measuring greater than 43 inches, but no wider than 52 inches between the wall and banister, order a Wide Stair Barrier. If you have volute (curved) banisters where the spindles wrap around the banister, measure from spindle to wall, as seen in Fig. 2.
What if the width of your stairs are not exactly 42 inches or 52 inches?
If you have extra fabric you can always wrap around banisters and/or spindles. With the many variations in stairs, there is not one process for installation that applies to all homes. With the Stair Barrier you can use the banisters, spindles, multiple spindles and combination of both to install the product. The key is to try multiple options and find the tightest fit that works for your stairs.
Our Banister to Banister gates install in minutes without tools. In the video below, you will see how easy it is to install our baby gate to your banisters by simply clipping them in place and pulling the polypropylene webbing snug.
Our Wall to Banister stair gates requires minimal drilling on the wall side of your staircase. The video below explains where to position the wall side brackets and how to install our Wall to Banister gate.
COMMON INSTALLATION QUESTIONS
Q. What tools are required to install a Stair Barrier?
A. Banister to Banister Stair Barriers do not require tools or drilling for installation. Wall to Banister gates require the following tools: hammer, screw driver, stud finder and a level.
Q. Do I need to purchase additional installation kits for the Wall to Banister gate?
A. No. The installation kit is included with the gate and includes the following: 8 screws, 8 anchors, 2 spacers (spacers are used if you have molding on the bottom of the wall side), 2 brackets and a rod. The brackets and rod are made of steel and are black.
The Stair Barrier gates measure 32” tall, are constructed with Class 1 Upholstery grade fabric on the exterior and rigid plastic struts and heavy duty polypropylene webbing on the interior. Our bottom of stairs gates are handcrafted in the USA and designed to strike the perfect balance between stylish elegance and functional safety. Whether you need a pet gate or a child safety gate, the Stair Barrier is the perfect solution. All of our safety gates meet the Performance Requirements of ASTM F1004, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures.
Try it in your home for 30 days. If our gate doesn't work out, you send it back. We want our customers to be completely satisfied and we understand that stairs and homes come in all shapes and sizes.
Non-personalized gates ship in 24 hours Monday through Fridays.
Banister to Banister Features:
- Requires no drilling for installation
- Rolls neatly to one side for stair access
- Can be installed on an angle
- Does not require two flat surfaces for installation
- Lightweight and portable for play dates and travel
- Adaptable to volute/curved banisters and all banister shapes
- Requires unbuckling of 3 dual-sided release buckles on one side
- Available in two outdoor fabrics (Noted on Fabrics as Indoor-Outdoor)