A step ladder is a portable ladder made with fewer and wider steps than a standard ladder. It has two sets of supports held together at the top by collapsible hinges. Usually made with a durable aluminum frame, it comes in standard, foldable, and rolling models. It is commonly used at home for reaching into tall kitchen cabinets, sweeping cobwebs off ceilings, and mounting frames and decorative items on high walls.
Types of Step Ladders
Kinds of Step Ladders include the following:
Standard step ladder
A standard step ladders has a lightweight aluminum frame.
It has at least three steps.
It is commonly used at home.
Foldable step ladder
A foldable step ladder collapses into itself for easy storage and ease of movement.
It has an adjustable height.
Rolling step ladder
A rolling step ladder has built-in caster wheels for maximum mobility.
The wheels are locked in place when it is stepped on.
It can have two or three steps.
Choosing Step Ladders (Buying tips)
Steps: Choose a step ladder with rubber steps to prevent you from slipping and injuring yourself. Make sure the rubber pads are grooved or indented for traction. For maximum support, choose a step ladder with steps at least eight inches wide. Weight capacity: Choose a step ladder that can support 300 pounds or more.
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