Choosing the right railings for any building can be a tricky task. That’s because railings have a way of being both very important in a building’s appearance while also going unnoticed most of the time. Combine considerations for appearance with considerations for functionality and safety and you’ve got yourself a lot to think about. Luckily, Toronto’s leading railing manufacturers are here to help.
Commercial Safety Standards
The first think you need to remember about choosing your new commercial railings is that there are often strict safety standards. Take a moment and check out the safety standards for commercial railings in Ontario before you continue your search.
Now that you know what guidelines you have to follow, you can find the right material for your building.
The first material up for consideration is the strong and refined iron. Iron is a great choice buildings made of natural materials. Stone or brick buildings with iron railings look even more rich and bold than before. Your iron railings can be designed in any number of ways. Want something strong and straightforward? Try regular, vertical bars. Want something elegant instead? Art nouveau railings are still alive and well. Commercial buildings all need something different though, so pick the style that suits yours best.
Sleek and Stainless
Iron might not be quite what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something strong, that can handle hundreds of people a day leaning on it, sitting on it, and otherwise relying on its durability, stainless steel is a fantastic idea.
Stainless steel has a lot of benefits to its use. For one thing, it really is incredibly strong. Stainless steel railings can really take a beating – and not just for one day, but thousands. You can count on stainless steel railings to last many years and still retain their original strength. This makes them great for buildings with heavy traffic, like malls and such.
For some buildings, appearance is more important than strength. For instance, offices or other work buildings that will primarily have adults in them. If there’s not a great need for strength, elegance is a great feature to have instead. These buildings are a great place to install glass railings.
Glass railings are great for visibility and style. These modern fixtures maximize light flow and give any building they’re installed in a touch of class. Plus, they’re easy to clean and safe for small children.
If you want the best railings for commercial buildings in Toronto, Pro Weld is the place to be. Come check out our work in person or give us a call to learn more. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you with your order.