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3 Considerations For Selecting The Right Stainless Steel Bollard

Crowd control plays a critical role in the safety of retail settings and public events. Bollards can be useful tools in helping direct the flow of foot traffic, and they can prevent access to restricted areas. Stainless steel bollards are popular among modern consumers.

If you are thinking of investing in stainless steel bollards, factor in these three important considerations.

1. Dimensions

Before ordering stainless steel bollards, you need to determine which dimensions will best meet your needs. Local building codes might have strict requirements about the length of bollard that must be buried in the concrete. This can affect the total length of the bollards you order, depending on the height requirements you have.

You also need to consider the diameter of each bollard. Thick bollards work best for controlling large crowds of people, while a thinner bollard may be sufficient to direct light foot traffic effectively.

2. Permanence

Another factor that you need to consider carefully before placing an order for stainless steel bollards is how permanent you want your bollards to be. If you host the occasional event at your retail store, you might not have a need for bollards on a continual basis.

You can consider investing in removable bollards instead. These stainless steel bollards can be moved from one location to another to help change the flow of traffic or open up a particular space.

3. Design 

The design of your stainless steel bollards can have an impact on the curb appeal of your retail location. Stainless steel is a versatile material that allows for extreme flexibility when it comes to design. Bollards typically come in either satin or glossy finishes.

You can choose between a flat top or a dome top for your bollards. The architecture of your building and your preferred design aesthetic can influence the type of bollard that will look best installed on your property.

Bollards can be seen in most public areas. You probably haven't given much thought to the nuances involved in selecting bollards for your business.

If you fail to take your size requirements, need to relocate your bollards, or take the overall design of your bollards into consideration before placing an order, you might end up with bollards that detract from the beauty of your property.

Work with an experienced bollard manufacturer to ensure that your stainless steel bollards will meet your crowd control and aesthetic needs over time.