More than the aesthetic appeal, safety should be given utmost priority when renovating a staircase. This is particularly true if you have seniors and children around. There should be a light turned on at the top and bottom section of the stairs. There shouldn’t be uneven surfaces, protruding nails, or bunched-up stair-covering. The carpenter should correct any uneven steps because they are a major hazard. Enhance each step’s visibility by painting a contrasting colors on the edge of concrete or wooden steps (top to bottom steps), or applying special strips.
If you’re planning to renovate your staircase, you might as well consider removing carpeting because it is a major cause of slips, or have it replaced with a quality rubber stair treading. Ensure that the handrail is properly secured and you’re able to get a full hand around the handrail. There must be a handrail on at least one side of the stairway, and it should be at least 34 to 38 inches in height. It can be tempting placing decorative pieces or displays like vases on the stairway, most especially for wide areas, but this should be avoided because they may result in slips and falls. Any loose throw rug or carpet should be replaced with ones having a rubber backing.
A the staircase is a grand feature of every home, and there are many great ideas and designs to choose from, whether you want it to be simply an integral and working function in your home or a focal point. The location of the staircase is a crucial factor when renovating or building a new staircase. In order to ensure safety, the standard of staircase design and measurements should be taken into consideration. When it comes to the recommended maximum height from the top, it should be 190 mm and the minimum height should be 195mm. For the run, the recommended minimum depth should be 240 mm and the maximum depth should be 355mm. The space is another determining element that affects the overall design of your staircase. Spiral staircases are a great way to reducing the use of large space for a staircase. These spiral staircases have a circular design where the treads wind around the post in the center of one piece.
There are different materials used for staircases such as glass, hardwood treads, stainless steel sheeting, and concrete stairs. Concrete staircases need to be planned properly, steel sheeting can be cut and embossed, and hardwood and glass are great but more expensive. Learn about the newest trend in staircase renovation by checking our homepage or website now.