Whether its home decorating or home renovation – the first thing that comes to mind is stairways renovation. Stairways have to be secure else there is always a risk of accident. However, one cannot deny the fact that these stairways also make our home beautiful. So, what are the solutions- what type of balusters will fulfill both the needs? When thinking about this, two types of balusters come to mind- Wrought iron balusters and wooden balusters. I am sure, most of the people reading this must be having wood balusters at their homes. And if you are thinking of home renovation, then there is no better idea than a wrought iron baluster. Here we will compare these balusters with wooden balusters and will also come to know what advantages does iron has over the wood!
Durability- Iron is definitely durable than wood. Wood balusters get decayed over time. They are also susceptible to vermin and termites. Balusters made from wrought iron do not have all these problems. Once installed, they will be there for lifelong. Now comes the question of getting bored of seeing these balusters year after year. That also has a solution. Get them painted in your choice of color after a certain period of time. There is nothing against balusters made from wood if one can afford to change them over short period of times. If not, its better to get iron balusters installed at your stairways.
Ductility- Wrought iron is malleable and can be molded and given any shape. Thus, these balusters are more decorative than wooden balusters. Wood, as is known, can not be molded to give curvy or decorative shapes while the metal can be twisted into intricate and complicated designs. As a result, you have many options with wrought iron balusters and can let your imagination loose when decorating your home.
Easy Availability- Due to the changed interests of home dwellers and decorators, craftsmen are more inclined towards making balusters out of wrought iron. They are hesitant in experimenting with wooden baluster designs. As a result, these iron balusters are available in showrooms and even smaller shops in most of the cities and towns. They are available on Internet too and can be purchased online sitting right at your home.
As far as cost is concerned, it all depends upon the place where you stay and how much of this metal is dealt with there. Depending upon the quality of wrought iron and on the craftsmanship (the more detailed and intricate the designs, more will be cost), it can be both- cheaper or costlier than wooden balusters. You are now the sole authority to decide whether you need wrought iron balusters in place of your old wooden balusters or not?