Floor Flanges

Written by Steven Alexander
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Floor flanges provide the necessary base support for most railing projects, ensuring a good connection for various degrees of weight. Most flanges are made out of a steel and are available in a variety of hardness levels. Generally speaking, the grade of steel greatly influences the strength of your connection points. As a result, stainless steel flanges offer the best support for the biggest projects.

Railing Flange Specifications

Floor flanges should be significantly heavier than wall flanges. While light pipe railings may only require flanges with two to three drilled connection points, floor flanges should be connected by six or more drilled points. Most stainless steel flanges are made to support heavy railing systems, giving installers the assurance that the railing is safe and secure.

Floor flanges are usually a great deal larger and heavier than wall flanges, and as a result are a bit more expensive. These flanges are typically placed four feet apart to provide adequate support to the overall structure. For extremely heavy railing, anchors may be used to provide additional support, especially for safety railing used on balconies and other high-risk areas.

Stainless steel also adds an attractive look to basic floor flanges, since it contains the ability to be polished to a high shine. Another strong option is brass-plated steel, allowing individuals who prefer the color of brass to still benefit from the necessary support of steel. With an enormous selection of finish colors to choose from, it will be easy to find floor flanges to attractively support your railing systems.

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