Different Types of Stairs

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In most houses a staircase is just a means of moving from one floor to another. Usually, there is nothing special about a staircase, though some are more beautiful and charming than the others. Closed or open sided staircases, and natural or painted wood, these are some of the choices that used to available. But all these now seem a bit dull when compared to the collections that the decor houses have these days for outstanding and individual staircases.

Designer staircases not only enhance the overall look of the living space, but also provide custom functionality by making the best use of the available space.

Here are some types of staircases:

Straight Stairs

Generally for homes with small area, straight stairs provide a space efficient option and the available width of the staircase is very retractable. Due to this, this type of straight stairs are often used in conditions in straight runs are required between two floors. These staircases may consist of one flight or more than one flight with a landing.

Quarter Turn Stairs

The quarter turn staircase turns either to the right or to the left and provides a quarter space landing or winders at the turn. In this type of staircase, the stairs turns a complete 90 degrees at the landing as it rises to connect two different floors. Due to its shape, it is also called as L-stair.

 Bifurcated stairs

Bifurcated staircases are more commonly used in public buildings. These are usually installed at the entrance of these buildings. These have a larger flight width at the bottom, which bisects into two narrower flights, one turning to the either sides, at the landing. These stairs require a larger area to install and hence are perfect for homes with larger ground area.

Circular Stairs

Circular stairs also called spiral stairs are usually placed at positions where there is limited space area. These stairs are mostly used as emergency stairs, and are provided at the back of a building. Although these are not very comfortable but provide a good and charming look to the house.

Helical Stairs

A helical staircase looks very good but is complicated in structural design and construction. It is usually made out of R.C.C using a large portion of steel to resist bending, shear and torsion.

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Shopping for stairs? We’ll help

At Zen Interiors, our experts help our clients to find the best staircases that suits their home interiors, and adds a charm and style to their abode

Hunting for domestic staircases can be a pain. There are many sorts of stairs that we can build or add railings to. This rundown portrays some of the more famous stair types:

Straight Stairs

This is the most common type of staircase setting found in most homes and offices.

Benefits straight Stairs:

  • Straight stairs have a tendency to be the least demanding to go here and there or ascend/descend  as we say in the business.
  • They are normally the least demanding to construct however this depends on the level of detail in the plan.
  • Straight stairs only need be connected at the top and the base (no middle supporting structure is required).
  • They function admirably with moderate designed homes because of their inherent simplicity.
  • By choosing more slender treads, open risers and thin metal stringers, straight stairs can be made more transparent than different sorts of stairs enabling less obstruction to the view past.
  • No landing is required if the quantity of risers are kept under 16 or the general vertical stature is under 12 feet.
  • Its moderately simple to assemble railings and handrails for straight stairs.
  • Measuring for railings is less complex also.

L Shaped Stair (or often called quarter turn stairs)

The L molded stair is a variety of the straight stair with a twist in some segment of the stair. This twist is typically accomplished by including an arrival at the twist change point. The twist is frequently 90 degrees, be that as it may it doesn’t need to be. In the event that the landing is nearer to the best or base of the stairs it is sometimes called as a long L stair.

Points of interest of L formed Stairs:

  • L Stairs can be all the more outwardly appealing.
  • They give a visual hindrance between floors so they can include some privacy.
  • Also L Stairs can assist to some degree with sound transmission between floors if the stairs are contained inside dividers.
  • Some believe that they are more secure than straight stairs as the focal landing decreases the quantity of treads one could fall in a given flight.
  • The landing can give a place to stop and rest while ascending.
  • They can be situated in an edge of a room if this works better for your plan.


U molded Stairs (or some of the time called half turn stairs or bend stairs)

U Shaped stairs are fundamentally 2 parallel flights of straight stairs joined by a getting that requires 180 degree hand over the walk line. This is a more complicated sort of the domestic staircases and if often used only because of the visual appeal.

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A stairway is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles.

Special types of stairs include escalators and ladders. Some alternatives to stairs are elevators, stair lifts and inclined moving walkways as well as stationary inclined sidewalk.

Stairs may be in a straight run, leading from one floor to another without a turn or change in direction. Stairs may change direction, commonly by two straight flights. Stairs may also return onto themselves forming a vertical stairway commonly used in multistory and high rise buildings. Many variations of geometrical stairs may be formed of circular, elliptical and irregular constructions.

What are they made of?

Staircases can now be made from a wide range of materials. The most common is timber set of stairs which can be made out of different woods.Another very popular type of material for staircases is a mixture of steel stairs and supports and glass panels. These create a really modern look along with creating a sense of space.

Different types

Probably the most well-known staircase type is a straight style. These are usually in a single set or are set at an L shape, with one flight leading from the next. Most homes will have stairs like this as standard as they are very easy to install.

Spiral staircases are great if you are short on space. They are good for putting in the corner of the room as they rise straight up. In addition to this a spiral staircase will only need a small amount of floor space and will not cut across the room.

Freestanding stairs will not be attached to a wall and will tend to run through the middle of a room. Often the actual stairs will look as though they are almost floating hence giving it a really unique look.

Single open-under stairs are similar to freestanding stairs, but they are attached to one wall. This means they only have one side that looks ‘open’ and many people prefer this style. Not only do these types of stairs look good they also create the impression of more space, so they can work well in small houses.

With so many different types of staircases it can be hard to make a decision on what you would like. However, it makes sense to think about the practicalities that the types of staircases offer before making a choice. Do this and the ideal staircase for your home will become clear.

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