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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


Invest in Metal Staircases for Your Commercial Property

Posted in Metal Stairs

If you own a business, apartment complex or any type of industrial property with two or more levels, staircases are important to your investment. Both interior and exterior stairs must be built to last with safety as a top priority. When it comes time to replace older stairs or add new staircases to your property, consider the benefits of choosing metal staircases.

Benefits of Metal Staircases

For commercial use, metal outshines both wood and cement as the material of choice. Regardless of whether the stairs are interior or exterior, there are some excellent reasons to use metal instead of any other options. Consider these benefits:

  • Longevity. Metal staircases are strong and can outlast many other materials. When properly coated, they will withstand all types of elements and even chemical exposure.
  • Flexibility. When created by an experienced metal fabricator, metal staircases can be designed to fit in almost any area. Even small, confined areas can be easily equipped with a narrow metal staircase.
  • Design. Metal staircases can be customized for your industrial or aesthetic needs. Whether you need sturdy stairs that can withstand heavy loads or want a staircase that is stylized for your building’s design, metal can be formed to meet your project’s requirements.
  • Easy maintenance. Metal stairs are easy to clean and maintain, making them perfect for most commercial applications.

For your next commercial staircase project, find an experienced metal fabricator that can design the ultimate staircase for your property. With the right fabricator, you can quickly have a metal staircases designed and installed that will last for decades to come, making it a worthwhile investment.

Posted on behalf of:
LCG Welding, LLC
4625 Church Road
Cumming, GA 30028

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