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From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Greetings! My name is Adam. I work in the advertising industry as a brand developer. I also teach surfing lessons and spend a lot of time volunteering with an animal hospital. When I was on a gap year, I took a job in a pen factory. Through that experience, I learned a great deal about how pens were made, but I also learned a lot about industrial work and manufacturing in general. In this blog, I plan to write about all aspects of these topics, and I hope that this information is interesting and informative to you. Please, grab a tea and start looking around. If you like my blogs, share them. Thanks.




From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Handrails And Senior Citizens: 2 Frequently Asked Questions

by Daniel Wilson

Senior citizens continue to face unique challenges in their attempts to undertake day-to-day activities on their own. For a large number of senior citizens, mobility becomes a challenge when undertaking daily tasks in the early stages of their senior years.

The installation of stainless steel handrails in different parts of the house is among the best ways to counter the challenge of mobility, thereby making life easier for the seniors. This article provides answers to two common questions about stainless steel handrails for the benefit of those who love grandma and grandpa.

What Are The Benefits Of Stainless Steel Handrails?

There are many benefits of stainless steel handrails. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Durability: Steel is among the sturdiest materials used in the fabrication of residential handrails. The sturdy nature of this material translates into commendable strength in the structure of a stainless steel handrail. Thus, these handrails are less vulnerable to physical damage such as breakage as compared to other handrail materials such as wood.
  • Resistance to bacteria: Stainless steel is an unattractive surface for a large number of bacteria. This helps to explain why stainless steel handrails are recommended for use in the food processing industry where there may be an abundance of such bacteria.  Resistance to bacteria is an important benefit considering that exposure to such bacteria may be detrimental to the already fragile health of a senior citizen.

Which Is The Best Type Of Finish For Stainless Steel Handrails?

There's also great importance attached to the type of finishing used on a stainless steel handrail. Common finishes to expect when shopping for stainless steel handrails include the following:

  • The polished finish: This type of finish is largely preferred for its shiny appearance that gives it a high aesthetic value. However, the smooth surface of a polish-finished stainless steel handrail will make it difficult for senior citizens to have a firm grip on the handrail.
  • The epoxy-paint finish: Handrails that have an epoxy-paint finish are warm to the touch. The epoxy paint coating helps to prevent condensation of vapour on the handrail, thereby keeping corrosion at bay.
  • The textured and deep textured finish: This is the best type of finish for handrails meant to assist senior citizens. Texturing on stainless steel handrails is achieved through the incorporation of patterns on handrail surfaces. These patterns make it easy for senior citizens to have a firm grip on the handrail. This reduces the likelihood of fall-related accidents.