Lets Dig Inside Some of The Variable Factors:
As we said, it’s not straightforward to decide which baby gate you should install for your stairs for spindles. There are so many variable factors that may shape your decision. We will discuss some of the issues below-
Type of Staircase:
You may have a Straight staircase, or you may have a Spiral or Curved staircase. Now the staircase shape will determine what kind of baby gate works best on your home’s stairs! For a straight staircase, any kind of baby gate will do the trick.However, if your stair has spirals or curves, it’s best to purchase one that mounts on an angle.
Your staircase can have spindles on both sides. Or it may have spindles on one side, while another side is just a plain wall. So the mounting points may not be straight across from each other. In such a situation, once again, an angle-mounted baby gate can be very convenient.
Materials Used in Spindles:
Spindles are either made with wood or wrought iron. When you have your spindle made of wrought iron, then drilling holes in it to install a baby gate just isn’t an option. So you may use some sort of baby gate installation kit to install the baby gate.
Even for those wooden ones, we can sometimes choose these kits as well so that there are no drilling marks on our decorating masterpiece!
The shape of Spindles:
There are also variations in the shape of wall posts or the spindles. Like, you may have round or square-shaped spindles or a combination of both. These variations will also dictate the choice of baby gate and installation kit you may want to use.
Now let’s talk about the installation kit. The kit includes solid wood boards with a number of zip ties or straps and some Banister Clamps. These zip ties or Banister Clamps are used to attach the wood boards with spindles. Any drilling or pressure mounting will be over the wood board.
For very slim-sized spindles, you may choose a Y-shaped banister adapter. These banister adapters are designed to be used with pressure mount baby gates only.