Difference Between Straight and Curved Stairlifts

Although you may not think it is an important feature, you should always choose the right option between straight and curved stairlifts. There is now a huge selection of stairlift models available to select and our guide below should explain what stairlift is right for you.

Purely Stairlifts are stairlift specialists and can advise you regarding all the stairlift products we have available. We make sure you find the perfect products for your specific requirements.

What Are Straight Stairlifts?

Straight stairlifts are the most common type of stairlifts, being placed on staircases which have no turns, bends, corners or landings. This means the stairlift will run in a straight line from the bottom of the staircase through to the top of the staircase.

A straight staircase is also the cheapest option. As the stairlift goes in a straight line, this means that a straight rail is required, meaning it is a slightly cheaper option when it comes to installing your stairlift. To have a straight stairlift installed, you must make sure there is enough space at the top and bottom landing for the chair to be installed carefully, making this comfortable for you to use.

What Are Curved Stairlifts?

Curved stairlifts are required for any staircase which do have corners, bends or landings between staircases. As these stairlifts are built to glide across landings and around bends, they can be slightly more expensive.

If your current staircase is not one straight line, you have no alternative other than to get a curved stairlift. For curved stairlifts, we will need to measure your staircase specifically for the curved stairlift. Regardless of how large or small the staircase it, stairlift rails can always be made to measure for your exact property.

Other Stairlift Styles

Whilst straight and curved stairlifts are more focused around the style of railing that needs to be installed, there are also several other stairlift model styles that you can choose from. Other stairlift models include:

Outdoor Stairlifts
Perch Stairlifts
Seated Stairlifts

We can talk you through all the different stairlifts that are available and which option is best for your property. There are several models available all at very competitive prices. You can always find one that fits within your budget and still meets all your specifications.

Why Do You Need Stairlifts?

Whether you need curved or straight stairlifts for your property, it is important to have this installed if you are struggling to freely move up and down the stairs. The rails that we install can go all the way up your staircase, ensuring this part of your day becomes much simpler. Not only will it be more comfortable to help you avoid pain, it could also prevent an accident from occurring.

Your wellbeing is always of the highest priority and we make sure the right stairlift model and rails are always available to be installed. This will ensure you have the highest level of safety going up and down the stairs, as well as complete comfort to deal with any physical problems you are encountering.

Regardless of your staircase design or the angle of the stairs, we will find an ideal choice for your needs. This will be installed carefully so that it always meets the criteria of your staircase.

Contact Us

For more information regarding curved, straight and all other stairlifts that are available, get in touch with Purely Stairlifts today. You will receive a fast response and personal service, ensuring we help you find the best option for you and your home. Call us on 0800 612 6542, 07831 318 041 or fill in our contact form to make an enquiry.