The handrail is an important part of a staircase, as important as the steps themselves. Climbing a staircase with a missing or broken handrail can be dangerous. Handrails are commonly wood, but may also be wrought iron, chrome or other materials.
Stone handrails are especially fancy when made of marble but require more in the way of support than wooden or metal rails. Install beautiful wooden handrails to protect indoor staircases and iron handrails to protect outdoor ones.