A poorly designed staircase suffers lack of strength, beauty, convenience and durability. However, all these factors also depend on the material that is used to build stairs. Many options are available when it comes to material. But first you need to choose right type of stairs.
If your are choosing straight staircases, then here are some different options that you would like to see in your house.
- Straight run with a single flight
- straight run with a series of flight
- Parallel stairs
- Angle stairs
- Scissors stairs
After choosing the right type, you can move on to the materials. Following are some of these options:
- Timber: It is the traditional option, which is strong, versatile, and easy to work with. It may require regular maintenance but a wooden staircase looks elegant and versatile. Every single piece of timber is different from the other piece, so it provides versatility. It also increases value because of the color difference in all pieces. Choose the kind of wood and color that will suit your staircase the best.
- Glass: Glass staircases allow the light to flow easily between rooms and different levels in a house. These stairways are made up of two or three layers of glass that are laminated together to make the structure strong. It offers a large variety in colors and designs. It is a good option to add contemporary glamour to your interior. Glass stairs are well complemented with metallic handrails.
- Metal: These are less heavy in appearance than timber and perfect for straight or spiral stairs. They look great with glass railings.
- Stone or concrete: Stone or concrete stairs will give your house a traditional look. For interiors, stones like marble and granite, are used as a cladding material for concrete and brick staircase. Stone is extremely durable, easy to maintain and moisture resistant.
All these materials will significantly help to add to the elegance of your home. Look of the staircase will lend the desired theme to your home.