When you have decided to improve access for everyone in your house to the upper areas, and your stairs are nothing but straight, you will need to look into curved stair lift manufacturers.
In the past, stair lifts were for kings only (Henry the Eighth is credited with commissioning the first, manually driven stairlift), and not too long ago curved stair lifts were extremely expensive. Times are changing, though, and today, installing a curved stairlift is a viable alternative to many households. Alternative to moving out of the house, or having the upper quarters become a ghost town due to no traffic!
The manufacturing process of a curved rail has been dramatically simplified by CAD, computer aided design, and CAM, computer aided manufacturing. So while, yes, all curved stairlifts are custom made and fitted to your specific requirements, the process does not require as much time and labor as it used to.
Additionally, a recent invention of a modular curved rail has reduced the prices even further. Simply imagine creating a solid, sturdy curved stairlift rail to be as easy as connecting a series of LEGO bricks together. Real simple.
The top companies in the world are taking advantage of the computers in the manufacturing and design process and are creating fantastically usable, modular stairlifts that will make your home completely accessible in a week or two, and will cost much less than the cost of house remodeling, or the cost of moving to another house.
The top three stair lift manufacturers of curved stairlifts today are TK Access, Acorn, and Bruno. Let’s go over each one of them in more detail.
TK Access is the US arm of ThyssenKrupp AG, based in Germany. TK Access today is the largest manufacturer of stairlifts in the world. Their top curved stairlift product is named TK Access Flow II, although they still produce the 60-year old original curved stairlift named “TK Access Stair-Glide”.
Acorn’s curved stairlift is called Acorn 80 Superglide. Acorn is the largest seller of stairlifts in the USA.
Bruno is a Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA family-owned company that has been in business for over 25 years. Their flagship curved rail stair lift is named Electra-Ride III.