Stairlifts for Narrow Staircases

If you have a narrow staircase in your home, you may believe that a stairlift is not a viable option for you.
However, with the Flow X stairlift, you can still enjoy the benefits of a stairlift even if your staircase is narrow. Specifically designed to accommodate narrow staircases, so you can still enjoy the many benefits of a stairlift. With a variety of rail start and end options available, we ensure that your staircase remains accessible and safe for everyone in your household.

How do stairlifts work on narrow staircases?

The Flow X stairlift is an ideal solution for people who have narrow staircases and need support to move around their home. It can be installed close to the wall, making it less obtrusive. This compact design also ensures that your staircase remains accessible for other family members in your home. Our Advanced Swivel and Levelling technology (ASL) allows it to be fitted on staircases as narrow as 610mm (24″). This feature, unique to Flow X, enables your stairlift to rotate while in motion, making it one of the most versatile stairlifts in the world.

How do stairlifts work on narrow staircases?

Enoy the benefits of a narrow stairlift

Space-saving design

Stairlifts designed for narrow staircases are specifically tailored to fit in limited spaces. They feature compact designs that utilise minimal space, allowing individuals to navigate narrow staircases comfortably.

Contemporary design

Flow X, designed for narrow staircases, has been designed with aesthetics in mind. The sleek and unobtrusive stairlift blends with the existing decor, without compromising functionality.

Increased accessibility

By installing a stairlift on a narrow staircase, you can enable people to move between floors independently and safely without the need for assistance or moving home.

What is considered a narrow staircase?

It’s important to know that the minimum width of a stair tread that standard-size stairlifts can fit into is 73cm (29 inches). If the stairs have narrower treads than this, then they are considered to be narrow and may pose a safety risk if a standard stairlift is installed in such a small space. This could lead to users injuring themselves by knocking into the wall or bannister, and other people using the stairs may need more space to walk past the lift without banging into it or tripping.

What is considered a narrow staircase?

Flow X for narrow staircases

Flow X is an innovative stairlift designed for those who need assistance moving up and down stairs. It offers outstanding comfort, craftsmanship, and swivel technology, making it suitable for all types of narrow stairs, straight or curved. Installation is quick and efficient, with little disruption and damage to your home. The Flow X blends seamlessly into your home decor, thanks to a range of fabric options. The seat has a large backrest, a five-degree recline feature, and a footrest, providing maximum comfort.

The Flow X is designed and tested to the highest standards, meeting the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and EN81-40:2020 standards, ensuring it is safe and reliable.

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Narrow Stairlift FAQ’s

Can a stairlift for narrow staircases be fitted on a curved staircase?

The Flow X is designed for both straight and curved staircases. An engineer will assess the design for your staircase and install a customised railing to match the design of your staircase and the number of landing spots.

Are there any restrictions on stairlift for narrow staircases?

Narrow stairlifts are more versatile than their standard counterparts in terms of space. But like our other options, they have a weight capacity of up to 275 kg, depending on whether it is a straight or curved stairlift.

What are the staircase size requirements for a stairlift?

Standard stairlifts require about 29″ of staircase width to be installed. If your staircase is narrower than this, you should consider installing a narrow stairlift. The Flow X stairlift can be fittent onto a staircase as narrow as 24″.

What is the best curved stairlift for narrow stairs?

The Flow X Curved Stairlift is an innovative solution for narrow staircases. It comes with a programmable seat that can automatically rotate around tight corners on the staircase, thus avoiding any clash points. The Flow X can be installed on a staircase as narrow as 610mm, making it a versatile and practical option.