Q Barrier Floor Socket

Designed as a more permanent solution for guiding and directing visitors without clashing with the display or decor.

$336.63 (ex VAT)

Product Description

We designed this Floor Socket version of our Q barrier system for more permanent installations. It is ideally suited to directing the flow of visitors at entrances to exhibits, for ticketing, or where there is a requirement for people to wait in a queue. It is both a physical and visual message dictating accessibility and ensuring that queuing is an orderly and defined process.

Suitable for static situations, the barrier post screws into a floor socket providing a rigid installation to support our discreet elasticated cord that offers an upgraded, modern alternative to the traditional droopy rope installations.

The proportions and detailing have been designed to complement museum and gallery environments with clean lines and neutral finishes. Our Signage Plate will attach easily and securely to the barrier using a Q Barrier Signage Adaptor to assist with informing and directing visitors.

Key Features of the Q Barrier Floor Socket Stanchion Barrier:

  • Our most discreet Q Barrier solution
  • Neutral, clean lines that blend with the environment
  • Ideal permanent solution for directing visitors
  • Suitable for stone, marble and concrete floors
  • Can also be used on timber flooring - please speak to one of our Team if you require this option
  • Elasticated cord that gently tugs without tripping
  • Modular components to accommodate informative signage and tie-back to wall


Product Specification

Diagram explaining the Q Barrier Floor Socket dimensions and installation point.

Type: Stanchion Barrier (Fixed Position)

Material & Finish:  Stainless steel

Dimensions:  900mm high x 32mm diameter upright, socket 100mm high x 45mm wide.

UK Installation Instructions PDF:  Click here to download

USA Installation Instructions PDF:  Click here to download


Expert Advice


> Read our expert guide: Choosing Art Barriers for Traditional, Transitional and Contemporary Spaces - Click here to read


We recommend up to 2.5 metres as the ideal spacing between barriers, but this can be adjusted slightly to suit individual layouts.

For the best finish, it is important to ensure that the cord maintains a level straight line between barriers.

The floor socket has recently been completely redesigned. The Q Barrier post now snaps firmly into place with a secure mechanism that ensures it's always pointing in the right direction. Thanks to this new beautifully simple system, altering the layout is very easy, doing away with the need to match each upright to its own floor socket.

With the upright being so easy to remove thanks to this new system, altering the layout is easy. However, when the upright is removed, the exposed hole of the socket is left visible. This can fill up with dirt and grime, potentially affecting the mechanism. We have designed the Q Barrier Floor Mounted Blanking Plug to slot into the socket, creating a flush finish. This not only makes the socket more visually attractive when the upright is removed, but also protects the mechanism inside the socket.

For more temporary installations, please see our Freestanding version.

What's Included


  • 1 x Upright with Stainless Steel Top Cap
  • 1 x Floor Socket


Not included/You may also require:

Museum Grade

Museum grade products, designed for all settings. We design and manufacture high quality products in the UK to display, protect and explain artworks as well as to guide and inform visitors. Absolute has built a reputation for innovative, high-specification solutions for museums and galleries around the world, which are available for use in all types of environments, from attractions and hospitality venues to airports, restaurants and everything in between. For more information about how our product solutions could support or enhance your space, please contact us.

Delivery Information

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