Perhaps, few of us know how to choose the right staircase, which will not only become a fashionable attribute, but also refresh the look of your home.
In working to create a harmonious interior style with a staircase, interior designers try to follow the rule that the style solution of all floors and rooms of the house was tied together. This can be achieved through proper lighting, color contrast and the formation of a range of objects that can decorate flights of stairs. The staircase is able to create a harmonious transition from one style to another.
Regardless of the material, style and functional characteristics, it is customary to classify all stairs into two groups: interfloor stairs, as well as stairs that have a special purpose in the house. Of course, interfloor stairs are used much more often, as they have not a decorative, but a functional purpose. What are the basic requirements for an interfloor staircase? First of all, ease of use, durability. The indicator of convenience is determined by the following features: the angle of elevation, the width of the passage, the turn of the turning sections, the number of turns, the presence or absence of safe fences.
If you are sure that your house is fireproof, we suggest that you mount a wooden staircase between the floors. The same staircase can be used, for example, in order to provide access to the attic and other rooms on the roof, such as the attic. A wooden staircase is very valuable, as it is made of natural, environmentally friendly materials. It is important that this material is easily amenable to various types of chemical processing. This allows you to create stairs of the most unimaginable shapes and types.
The wooden surface does not need additional decoration, as it itself has a beautiful natural pattern, creates an atmosphere of warmth and comfort, and with the help of special wood processing products, the natural pattern will receive additional shine and a new look. But despite many advantages, the tree also has very negative properties: it ignites easily, and begins to creak over time. Therefore, special attention should be paid to the care of wood. This material should not be in an excessively humid environment: even if it is covered with high-quality varnish, sooner or later the wood will begin to swell.
Usually wooden ladders are attached to the wall, but if the room is narrow enough and does not allow the ladder to be installed in this way, then it is placed between two walls.
Fortunately, wooden stairs come in many configurations: spiral and arcuate, with wedge-shaped and rectangular steps. The design of the stairs does not depend on its complexity. But if it has many spans, steps, sharp turns, then you need to seriously prepare in advance for the design of the stairs.
Ladders that are cast from a special composition are called monolithic. They are installed for casting already at the place of your choice. First, formwork is installed, which will bear the entire load.
Today, the configurations and external characteristics of monolithic stairs are very diverse. Let’s talk about the features that unite all types of monolithic stairs. Establishing a connection between the intermediate and lower elements of the stairs is carried out by regulating the connection points of the steps. Also, when designing stairs, it is necessary to measure the thickness of the flight of stairs. If the platforms have different thicknesses, it is worth using one construction solution: to connect flights of stairs with a thicker ceiling at the floor level. At the same time, the thickness of the floor should not be more than the thickness of a narrow landing. This will create a harmonious and reliable design that will last for many years.
The popularity of monolithic stairs over the years is due to the mass of their positive properties: the material used in the manufacture is of high quality, it is durable and easy to process, which allows you to create a custom-made staircase. The technology of mounting a monolithic staircase is also very simple. Thanks to these properties, both the customer and the designer have a large number of options for action.
From time immemorial, in the manufacture of stairs, preference was given to natural materials, which were distinguished by their lightness and strength, for example, wood. Similar raw materials have been used since the ancient Egyptian civilization. A noticeable improvement in technology and an expansion of the list of materials used occurred in Europe during the Renaissance. But the modern era has brought with it a dynamic rhythm of life, high-quality technologies in production and a new look at things and their operation. Therefore, today an alternative to traditional materials is glass, which is widely used by designers when creating stairs.
Of course, we are not talking about ordinary glass. In the manufacture of stairs, glass is used, consisting of three layers. Each of them is glued to a special polymer film, which increases the safety of using glass. In combination with other materials, such as marble, three-layer glass (Triplex) will create a special atmosphere in the house.
When choosing among various materials and designs of stairs, first of all, focus on safety, aesthetics and functionality. Then the new staircase will become a harmonious and comfortable attribute of your home. Read about the types of stairs in the following material.
One of the most important elements of styling country house interior is the staircase. When choosing a staircase for your home, carefully compare the appearance of the future gangway and the style picture of the real-life interior. It is important that they do not enter into dissonance. Today, the construction market is rich in a wide variety of types of stairs: spiral and mid-flight, wooden and glass, attic, interfloor and outdoor.