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Comparing Wood, Metal and Glass Stairs

Posted in Stairs

If you are adding a staircase to the interior your home or business, you have many different choices to make regarding the design. The first basic decision of the staircase material. Wooden staircases are the most common in homes but they are not the only option. Wood, metal and glass are some of the materials that can be used to create the perfect staircase for your needs. Here are the benefits of each material and how they can enhance your new staircase.

Wood Stairs

Wood is a classic material for staircases and can be used for simple or intricate designs. Wood risers, treads, balusters and railings can be stained, painted or carved. Many staircases are completely made from wood but it is also common to pair wooden treads with metal or glass railings and balusters. A solid wood staircase can last for decades, even centuries.

Metal Stairs

Metal can be a modern or contemporary option for stairs. Talented metal fabricators can create any size or style of metal railings or full staircases. From sleek stainless steel to artistic wrought iron, metal can bring a beautiful element to a staircase design.

Glass, Cable and Other Elements

Cables, glass and other elements can offer a unique style for your staircase. Glass and cables for handrail systems are popular in modern-style homes or businesses for a clean, simple appearance. Both can be paired with wood or metal treads to create the desired look.

You can think outside of the box and create a staircase that is functional and stylish. Contact a staircase designer to explore all the materials and style available to find the right options to create your perfect staircase.

Posted on behalf of:
Southern Staircase/Artistic Stairs
6025 Shiloh Rd, Ste E
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(888) 510-0342

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