Key Differences Between Curved Stairlifts

Learn about the key differences between the curved stairlifts available on the market today.

Mr. Stairlift: Key Differences Between Curved Stairlifts

Curved stairlifts are significantly more expensive than straight stairlifts, with the rail being the primary cost driver. While a straight staircase requires only a standard length of aluminum rail cut to the proper length, a curved rail requires more sophisticated engineering and manufacturing.

The smoothness of a curved stairlift’s ride and fit on the stairs is dictated primarily by the rail design and fabrication processes. Bruno is the only manufacturer that handcrafts its curved rails. Each rail is completely unique and built to the exact specifications of a staircase.

Because they are handcrafted, the Bruno curved rail blends perfectly into every angle of a staircase. This translates to maximum open space on the steps and a graceful design. Another hallmark of the Bruno curved rail is its unique covered gear rack that minimizes exposure to grease or mechanical components.

Bruno curved rails take slightly longer to craft, but they are worth the wait. “Modular” curved stairlifts (offered by other manufacturers) can be installed in a week or less, but the precise fit is sacrificed -- resulting in a rail obstruction on the stairs.

Another type of curved rail available on the market is a twin tube rail. Because of the height of the twin rail and the exposed gear rack, grandchildren can potentially end up with greasy hands after mistakenly using the stair lift rail as the staircase hand rail. In addition, the weight capacity of twin tube rails is substantially less than Bruno’s curved stairlift.

Invest in a Bruno hand-crafted curved stairlift for unparalleled fit, ride and dependability.

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