When choosing a stairlift, there’s more to consider than just the basic model. Ensuring you customise your stairlift can make all the difference in comfort, convenience, and safety.
Superglide Stairlifts offers several options to ensure your stairlift is tailored to your needs.
This blog will discuss some of the customisation options available from Superglide Stairlifts.
Customise your stairlift
One essential feature to consider when customising your stairlift is swivel seats.
All stairlifts come with a manual swivel as standard, which allows you to rotate away from the staircase when mounting the lift. For ease of use and useful for those with further mobility issues, a powered swivel is available on some models. This automatically turns the seat at the end of travel.
The swivel mechanism locks in place before the lift operates, ensuring the seat won’t move while in transit.
Choice of Upholstery
While the choice of upholstery may not be a top priority for everyone, some users may want to change their stairlift’s padded seating to better suit their home’s style.
Superglide Stairlifts can often tailor the colour and material of your padded seat. Contact them before purchasing to ensure your chosen model has removable seating that can be altered.
Choice of Control Arm
Superglide Stairlifts offers a choice between right-handed and left-handed controls, depending on your needs.
All our stairlifts come with remote controls which allow the stairlift to be called up and down the stairs from the opposite end of the staircase, useful for if multiple people plan on using the stairlift.
Perch seats are an excellent option for those who find sitting down uncomfortable or have extremely narrow staircases.
This alternative to traditional seated stairlifts provides much-needed convenience and accessibility.
All stairlifts come equipped with a footrest platform for resting your feet. When not in use, the footrest can be folded to prevent obstruction.
However, some users may need help to fold the footrest automatically. In this case, a powered footplate that can be folded away via the use of a button is a good option. Contact us to find out which models have this option.
Hinged Tracks / Slide Tracks
Hinged rails are helpful when there is an obstruction such as a doorway at the foot of the stairway or where the rail could cause a tripping hazard such as a walkway across the front of the stairs.
The hinge is manually operated and can be folded up when the lift is not used, allowing full access to the doorway or previously obstructed space.
A Slide Track offers an alternative solution by moving up the staircase simultaneously with the seat, leaving the doorway at the base of your stairs unobstructed.
This track is slightly shorter than the length of your staircase and works automatically when activated by the toggle or remote control.
Customising your stairlift from Superglide Stairlifts can significantly enhance your comfort and convenience.
By considering options such as swivel seats, choice of upholstery, remote controls, perch seats, powered footplates, and hinged or slide tracks, you can ensure that your stairlift is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Don’t hesitate to contact Superglide Stairlifts for more information on how to customise your stairlift to make it the perfect fit for your home.