Consumer Reports no longer updates this product category and maintains it for archival purposes only. In almost all cases and especially with Glass Railing on both sides of the opening, the only Gates that have the fixtures which will work with the orientation of where the Gate Mount will need to be, are the Delux Safeway or Delux Wood Safeways. This fantastic Deluxe Stairway Simple to Secure Wood Gate will provide an attractive enclosure option for homes with natural wood trimmed doorways or hardwood floors. Pressure-mounted gates are often made of wood, enamel-coated steel, or aluminum tubing.
If you are a wide doorway person, you can find your people (and your gate) out there; there seem to be maybe 3 other people with narrow doorways they want gated, though. A baby gate with a built in pet door is ideal to let smaller animals like cats, rabbits and ferrets through while your big dog can do nothing else but sit back and stare at your baby on the other side.
The side panels are specially designed to keep the gate from tipping over, and fold in to take with you or to store. An excellent gate for those of you with babies that sit there and shake and bang at the baby gate. Available in white or black, the Stairway Special Gate will look good on the patio, porch, and near other necessary stairways to be coverage. This feature allows you to sneak past the baby gate even with your excited baby clinging to the door. Featuring a unique locking system, this pet gate allows you to secure the latch conveniently.
If you need more space, you can purchase a two panel extension separately that gives you that extra room you need. Pressure-mounted gates are suitable for use between rooms to keep your child in an approved area. Most traditional pressure gates have panels that slide past each other and are really barriers using a locking bar or other locking mechanism combined with rubber feet wedging the gate into place. They are not generally recommended for use at the top of stairs as they can potentially come loose when pushed on by little ones. Engineered using premium-quality materials, this pet gate is strong and long lasting.
Use should be discontinued if the child can open the gate independently, climb over it or if the height of the gate is one-quarter the height of the child. Wood surfaces should be smooth, splinter-free, and with rounded rather than squared edges. Made with the finest hardwoods, this gate will definitely complement the natural beauty of your house. The door has a childproof feature that will serve both as a dog gate and a children’s gate.
If you have a narrow doorway you will know how frustratingly difficult it can be to find a baby gate that will fit. The gate mount allows you drill as many holes as you need to adjust the gate properly without worrying about added holes. You have two choices of attachment with this gate: pressure mounted or additional secure mounting that is perfect for stairways. This gate has met expectations, I would recommend it to others and I will be purchasing another. You may consider adding additional height by installing the gates about 4-5 inches off the floor. Purchasing the right gate the first time around is important to eliminate the unnecessary returns.
Further, you can also find doggie gates that include small doors especially for cats. The KidCo® Angle Mount Wood Safeway® is the perfect gate for situations where mounting points are not straight across from each other. This little door is the perfect size for cats, so you can keep the dog contained while allowing the cat the freedom it needs. If you constantly panic that you didn’t lock your front door or that you left the stove on then a removable baby gate may not be ideal for you. You can also attach wood planks (we provide) to your drywall or paneling, and hinge to the plank (and latch to the one on the other side).
For areas of your house that have spacious door openings or odd angles, wide baby gates with special sizing and angles are made to accommodate tricky areas. Pro-Tip: You can fix hardware mounted baby gates to drywall using Drywall Anchors and flat washers (if necessary). This gate looks as if it is mounted on the wall; however, the gate is merely held by the pressure in between the walls. Hardware-mounted gates are suitable for use on stairs as they are securely mounted into the wall or banister in order to prevent your child from falling down the stairs. Entertain your guests without any worry of your pet dog with the Carlson Pet Design Studio Free-standing Pet Gate.
At 28 inches high the gate is just low enough that you can still watch your TV without packing the gate away (it won’t block the signal from your remote either). Thanks for the heads up, I will have a look at the Dreambaby extra tall baby gate when I update this guide. Thanks for weighing in. I completely agree with you and I hope all the other parents out there strongly consider not buying this type of baby gate.
Thanks for clarifying, I just wanted to make sure that it wasn’t just her baby gate that made this noise (some baby gates can be quite loud if they are not assembled correctly). So you are effectively fencing off not only the bottom of your stairs but some of the area around it. Not sure if we are still going to give that a try…but if we do decide to, the baby gate would have been a problem.
So while we would have spent $60 or $70 on a new gate if we could have, I’m pretty glad now that we didn’t have the opportunity. Client assumes all liability for the installation, operation, and maintenance of the gate and its hardware. The reason for this is that if the dog jumps up on the gate or pushes against it, pressure mounted gates could possibly be dislodged and falls, potentially causing injury to the dog if they fall with the gate. The gates with diamond-shaped spaces between the slats and V-shaped openings at the top pose safety hazards. The gate will be able to open and close smoothly and quickly and can reach across a span of 24” to 60”.
It’s an ideal solution if you are installing a baby gate where there are small posts. The Extending Wood Gate by Brica has no unsightly adjustment holes, and is equipped with a unique tilting spring mechanism to reduce stress on walls. For extra measure, we attached a 1×2 (painted the same color as the wall) to the wall for support and also so the gate could swing more freely. These top rated gates will keep your dog in the room you want them to be in and protect your pet as well as your belongings.
While it is nice to have the option of hardware mounting this gate, there are much better baby gates that can only be hardware mount. Okay, so my favorite wooden baby gate is the Summer Infant Deco Wood & Metal (which as the name suggests is both wood and metal) but I already covered that further up in the guide. Once you take your gate out of the box, you will be able to use it within moments. These should be included in the box seems like a greedy cash grab by Cardinal Gates. We’re moving from an apartment to a house and we’ve only needed one gate until now.
To mount it to the banister you can either use a piece of wood and some zip-ties or buy the banister adapter kit (which is just piece of wood and zip-ties but you pay $30 for the privilege). They can also be made of plastic, wire, nylon mesh, or plastic-coated wire, which might be framed with end tubes and top rails of either wood or coated metal. When choosing a baby gate it should be at least three quarters of your little ones height.