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Safety + Style Make The Stair Barrier A Favorite of Baby and Pet Parents

Written by Karie Reynolds


Posted on October 20 2021

You’ve worked hard to create a beautiful nest for yourself and your family and put in the time, effort, and money to make it a true expression of yourself. Now that you're adding a baby or pet to your family, you’re going to need a safety gate, especially if you have a staircase. Most baby and pet gates are a series of white bars or retractable mesh. But what if the modern look of these gates isn’t your style? Of course safety is the number one priority, but do you have to sacrifice your style to keep your baby or pet safe? With a Stair Barrier, the answer to that question is a resounding “No!”

The Stair Barrier's reinforced baby and pet gates are ASTM Safety Tested & Certified and have three configuration options: banister to banister, wall to banister, and wall to wall. Our banister to banister and wall to banister baby and pet gates are specifically designed for staircases with banisters, and our unique straps and buckle system enable our gates to be adaptable to volute/curved banisters and all banister shapes. Stair Barriers do not require two flat surfaces for installation or additional installation kits. 

Our wall to wall gates feature a single panel swing gate feature a hand-constructed fabric slipcover on the exterior and an aluminum black frame on the interior with a latch system that allows for one-handed operation. These baby and pet gates install at angles up to 30 degrees allowing the location of a stud when mounting on drywall. 

This flexibility is great, but what makes The Stair Barrier the best-looking baby gate out there? Your choice of 20+ upholstery grade fabrics that you can match to your home’s décor no matter what your style

Here the Crypton Modern Loft Snow banister to banister gate makes a great complement to the traditional style of this home (as well as those adorable kids):

banister to banister stair gate

Crypton Modern Loft Snow Image via @aheartcomplete

We also carry a range of neutrals from cream to mocha to black to go with any color scheme. For those looking to make a bolder statement, our baby and pet gates are offered in solids, from bold turquoise Crypton Sea Side, House Beautiful's pick for pet-friendly decorating ideas, to soft neutrals like Crypton Blush, as well as a wide range of stripes and patterns. 

House Beautiful Recommends The Stair Barrier for Pet Parents

If sustainability is at the top of your list, check out our Repreve® Recycled Woven Fabrics, which are woven with a fiber derived from recycled plastic water bottles, and Crypton Performance FabricsCrypton® Home Fabrics are the only fabrics approved by the EPA to be disinfected. Perfect for homes with pets and small children, these fabrics resist stains, repel water, prevent odors, and inhibit the growth of bacteria without sacrificing aesthetics or breathability.  

Crypton Blush eco-friendly stair gate

Crypton Blush Image via @jenjeanpierre

Regardless of your fabric choice, you can rest easy knowing safety is The Stair Barrier’s first priority. Our gates are rigorously safety tested and meet the General and Performance Requirements of ASTM F1004, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures. To get the tightest fit across your stairs, be sure to follow our install instructions, position The Stair Barrier at the back of the first step and attach the buckles to banisters, spindles, multiple spindles, or a combination of both. 

Stair Barrier install examples

If you have any questions about which Stair Barrier you need to keep your baby or pets off your staircase, please reach out. Our customer service team is happy to help you find the perfect baby or pet gate for your home.



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