Thinking About Staircases? - How To Choose On A Budget?
If you are planning to buy new staircase design, ask yourself these questions before moving forward. Can it take up much or less space? Will it use many or few like you, children, the elderly, pets? What if you get older? Through best to think about these things before you can make some choices.
Contemporary Glass staircases: There are a number of criteria that must meet a goal because we stairs up and down so often. It seems a banal utensil, but nothing could be less true. Thus, the size of the steps is of great importance. About 16 and 18 centimeters high and 22 to 32 centimeters depth is a good size to choose from. As the connection between them is fixed so the width of the stairs should never be less than 80 centimeters. Other key features include slip resistance, noise and creaking of the stairs, the safety of the handrail.
Generally, there are three types of staircases.
The straight stair, sometimes two or more separated by a staircase landing between the levels. This is to create the simplest and, therefore, the cheapest.
The angle or spiral staircase - a quarter circular stairs without resting place. The advantage of this step is space saving, but its greatest drawback - due to the limited width and turning radius no greater objects can be brought to the surface.
Materials for stairs
Three types of materials are used, and each has their own characteristics.
• Wood is the most commonly used and allows all shapes and embellishments. From straight to curved or twisted and sculpted. Preferred wood types that have a high wear resistance are oak, beech, and tropical woods. Wood also has the added advantage that the control of static electricity and thus collect less dust and dirt.
• Another type is natural stone or concrete. A concrete flight of stairs can be coated with any other material or can be left blank. You can choose a specific color and surface like smooth, polished, sandblasted, etc. A stone or concrete staircase has an excellent acoustic comfort, durability and requires minimal maintenance.
• The use of metal as fallen into oblivion, but with new materials such as stainless steel, enameled steel, and aluminum metal is increasingly used in a modern staircase. Often in combination with wood wherein the support structure and the backrest are in metal. In the uncoated concrete staircase, metallic provides a colder and more business effect.
Choosing the right staircase is no sinecure. It is a lifetime investment for a home. A wrong choice can bring a lifetime of exasperation. The right staircase on the other hand is a jewel for your home that you experience pleasure again and again. For more styles and material choices, visit Thestaircompanyuk.co.uk or call: 0114 285 4994