Brass Fittings

Written by Krystin Spellman
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Brass fittings provide the sturdiest and highest quality connections. Solid brass is revered as the cream of the crop among metal hardware. Brass is available in a number of different finishes and colors, and look good both new and old. Brass will never rust away or crumble, making it the ideal support for any project.

Brass Fitting Options

When installing railing, brass makes an excellent choice for fittings, regardless of the rail material. Brass flanges provide a great deal of support for heavier railing, allowing a tight fit to be positioned flush against the floor or wall. Anchors should always be used on drywall, unless you are fortunate enough to have the ability to position the fittings directly at the wall studs.

Brackets provide another mounting option, allowing the railing to be exposed at its edges. Anchors can also offer additional support for this attachment option. Brass brackets enable people to install their railing further from the wall, making them ideal for foot railing systems. Many decorative brackets are now available to give customers a wide selection to choose from, ranging from the ornate to the simplest of designs.

End caps and ball fittings provide the finishing effect when using bracket attachments. Over the years, the popularity of decorative hardware has increased, leading to a larger selection of end caps and other end fittings. These fittings now come in a variety of materials, finish colors, and shapes, giving detail to the smallest touches. These details work to give railing a more customized, unique look while drawing attention to its functional capabilities.

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