Hollow vs. Solid Iron BalustersOne of the most asked questions we receive is about the difference between hollow and solid, as we have variations of both in our top selling lines, the Twist and Basket and Versatile series balusters. Hollow balusters are becoming the #1 seller for a few reasons. Hollow iron balusters are lighter to ship which means lower shipping costs. They are easier to install because they are lighter, easier to handle and easier to cut. They also look exactly the same as solid iron balusters once installed as they have the same measurements and same specs. Hollow iron balusters are also just as strong as the solid variation because it is made out of a higher grade of steel. The only noticeable difference comes on the Satin Black finish, where the solid variation has a slight iron texture where the hollow is machine smooth. If you are on the fence about which version to get, I recommend the hollow.
Choosing the Right Iron Baluster StyleThe next most asked question we receive is about what style of baluster you need for your home. This is a harder question to answer as every home's decor and style is different, but we do have enough styles to match just about every home decor setup. For Traditional styles, we have the Twist and Basket, Ribbon, Round and Designer series. For those with a more Rustic style, the any Hammered series will work for you. Aalto and Versatile are the best choices for those with a more modern / contemporary option. Once you chose your baluster style, next choose a finish. Satin Black is the most basic finish and goes well with just about any style. Oil rubbed bronze, oil rubbed copper and copper vein also work well in Traditional styles and Rustic styles. Ash Grey is are #1 selling modern / contemporary finish.