Handrail is not the only feature you have to add to give more safety to your staircase when you are walking up and down, but spindles also should be considered. Only adding handrail is not enough to ensure you are safe. Spindles will guarantee you get the best and the most recommended safety to walk up and down your staircase. Talking about staircase spindles, it will directly lead you to the number of spindles you need for your staircase. Calculating the number of spindles for your staircase is an easy job. You can do it easily using a piece of paper, a pen and a calculator.
To calculate the number of staircase spindles, you need to measure the distance between the two base supports of your staircase. The supports are the border of staircase where the area will be used to install spindles. After measuring, you can write it down in a piece of paper. After that, you can measure the width of the spindles and write it down. Determine the spacing width of your spindles as you desire and add it to the width of your spindles. It can be 2 inches or more as you desire. After adding to the width, you can divide the measurement of the distance by the multiplied of width and spacing between spindles. The result will be the number of spindles needed. After that, multiply the result by the width of the spindle and subtract the result with the distance. The result is the total spacing of your spindles. Now you can determine the horizontal spacing by adding one to the number of spindles and divide the total spacing by this.
This is how you can calculate the number of staircase spindles needed for your staircase. You can purchase the spindles easier if you know how many you need them.
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