When designing a perfect indoor or outdoor space, it can be tempting to get too creative with your visual flourishes. Believe it or not, sometimes the basics are the best option. Learn why you should consider black aluminum handrails for your next home or business renovation.
Why You Should Consider Black Aluminum Handrails
With the variety of beautiful and durable handrails available today, it can be easy to get carried away looking for something unique. After all, who doesn’t want the perfect finishing touch for their home or business renovation? Exploring your options is excellent, but don’t count the old classics out before you learn about their benefits. If you don’t know why you should consider black aluminum handrails for your next project, let us tell you why they’re our number one choice.
Black Aluminum Has a Sleek Look That Doesn’t Distract the Eye
Why do so many people choose black aluminum railing? Unlike more ornamental railings, black handrails know when to fade into the background. They blend into most indoor spaces and won’t distract from the other aesthetic choices you’ve made in your home or business. Black is also an excellent color for outdoor environments with limited lighting, such as heavily wooded or mountainous areas. In a situation where a white or metallic railing will stick out obnoxiously, a black railing will give you the support you need without distractions.
Black Handrails Are Easier to Clean and Maintain
Aluminum handrails require very little maintenance, but some unavoidable chores come with every railing, no matter what they’re made of. An aluminum handrail typically only needs a lot of attention when a build-up of dirt or handprints makes them unsightly. Black handrails can help you limit the time you spend cleaning because they don’t show dirt as quickly as a white or metallic handrail. Of course, they’ll still require a regular wipe-down on cleaning day, but an errant fingerprint or two won’t ruin their look. You probably won’t even notice it!
P.S. Check out our blog post How to Maintain an Aluminum Handrail.
Aluminum Is a Reliable Outdoor Material
Do you need an outdoor handrail that can withstand the elements? Aluminum is one of the most reliable materials a handrail can be made from since it does not experience weather damage and requires next-to-no upkeep. Aluminum is also a metal that deals with heat more efficiently than other options like stainless steel. That means that even if you have a black handrail in direct sunlight, the odds that it will get hot enough to burn you are very low. We can’t say the same for steel or wood, which absorb heat and dispel it at a much slower rate.
Black Handrails Can Let You Play with Color and Contrast
A handrail that won’t distract the eye can be nice, but sometimes you still want to play with styles and colors. For example, you might have a space where a colorful railing might feel overwhelming, but a black handrail feels too plain. If you want a black railing with a little flash, colorful wall mounts and posts can come to your rescue. With some intelligent color accessorizing, you can use your black handrail as a canvas for a more subtle — but still exciting — overall look.
Are you considering all your handrail options? If you still need some help choosing, feel free to give us a call.
At Aluminum Handrail Direct, we are committed to providing high-quality aluminum handrails that are durable, maintenance-free, affordable, and attractive. If you have questions about aluminum handrails or are searching for a handrail system that fits your needs, call us at 417-409-3179 or 888-518-9890 (toll-free) or visit Aluminum Handrail Direct’s online store today. We offer handrails, wall mounts, mounting screws and anchors, touch-up spray paint, and much more. We look forward to hearing from you!