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Comparing Several Types of Decorative Metals for Your Handrail

Posted by Leander Rabe on Fri, Mar 07, 2014

From aluminum to iron and stainless steel, railings can be made using a variety of mediums.

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Tags: metal railings, metal railing, stainless, railing, decorative metals

West Michigan Design & Construction Expo - DeltaPlex - Oct. 17, 2013

Posted by Daniel Couturier on Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Couturier Iron Craft, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2013 West Michigan Design and Construction Expo on October 17th at the DeltaPLex in Grand Rapids MI. Stop by our booth #612 and see the wide range of decorative metal railing and staircase products offered to meet your project requirements.

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Tags: metal railing, curved stairs, construction industry, stairs, CSI, West Michigan Design and construction expo

The Couturier Way to Crafting the Perfect Stainless Steel Railing

Posted by Daniel Couturier on Mon, Jul 22, 2013

Indoors or out, stairways and railings can transcend functionality to blend beautifully with their surrounding or make a unique statement. But crafting the perfect stainless steel railing requires a specialized approach – one that unites artistry with engineering.

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Four Warning Signs You Have the Wrong Metal Railing Install

Posted by Leander Rabe on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

Metal railings require as much thought and careful choosing as any other design element. If your space doesn’t seem to look its best, consider how your railings might be affecting aesthetics and function.

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Pros and Cons - Custom Metal Railings Vs. Component Railing System

Posted by Daniel Couturier on Mon, Jun 17, 2013

The term metal railings sounds a bit dull, doesn't it?  When it comes to designing stairways, balconies, and other architectural elements that require metal railings, custom designs are often a far better choice than pre-packaged railing systems.  Why limit your options and even those of your client when there are other more unique, distinct options available?

Whether for an executive business center, hospital, museum, college, airport, or even private residence, custom metal railings make it possible to achieve far better results in terms of design, style, and appeal.  Of course railings are used for a purpose (usually for safety), but they certainly don't have to have a utilitarian look.

What are the pros and cons of custom metal railings versus those systems that are pre-packaged?

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Tags: metal railings, metal railing, component railing