round metal balusters - a clean look - save money too
When using round balusters in your stair project, consider NOT using a base shoe. Your installer is drilling a round hole in your tread and handrail for each baluster, anyway. Why not install the round baluster into the round hole and skip the base shoe. It's elegant, a clean look, and you'll save a $1.00 - $1.50 per baluster from not purchasing the base shoes!