Curved staircases are more intricate than straight staircases because they consist of curved or angled steps. Curved stairlifts are designed to manoeuvre around the staircase’s bends and turns, ensuring a safe and comfortable ride.
Curved staircases are typically found in larger homes and apartments, designed to fit into smaller spaces. They have a series of curved or angled steps and are more complicated than straight staircases. Circular, elliptical, and spiral configurations with two curved staircases are all possible for curved staircases.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Fitting a Stairlift on a Curved Staircase
One of the primary benefits of installing a stairlift on a curved staircase is the ability to provide mobility on a more intricate set of curved stairs. Because curved stairlifts can navigate bends and turns, they can be installed on virtually any curved staircase.
Additionally, curved stairlifts can be tailored to the user’s specific needs, making the ride more comfortable and secure. Other advantages include safety measures such as a swivel seat allowing the user to enter and exit the stair lift safely.
A disadvantage of curved stairlifts is that they are usually more expensive than straight stairlifts. Additionally, because curved staircases require custom-made tracks, installation can be time-consuming and costly. Moreover, some curved stairlifts take up more space than straight stairlifts, making them less ideal for smaller areas.
Overall, the advantages of installing a custom stairlift part on a curved staircase outweigh the disadvantages. The cost, time spent on installation and custom-made parts are worth it to provide mobility and safety to individuals with limited mobility.
However, the higher installation cost of a curved staircase is also a disadvantage. Curved stairlifts are more expensive and require more time and effort to install than straight stairlifts. In addition, curved stairlifts have a lower weight capacity, making them unsuitable for more significant users.