The step is a wonderful thing. It helps you to get from one level to another with minimum fuss. When a combination of steps are put together, these are usually known as stairs. Stairs can be found in both domestic and commercial environments, providing a way for people to get from one floor to the next, or sometimes just to get from the outside of the building and through the front doors. When stairs are used inside, combined with spindles, hand railings and other stair parts, the end result is known as a staircase.
In the modern age, staircases are more than just a few steps thrown together to help people to get from one floor to another. Staircases can play a massive role in the appearance of your home. Quite often, the staircase is the first thing you see when you walk through the door of homes and various other buildings. First impressions count, and this is probably one of the main reasons why it’s becoming more and more popular for people to customise their staircase and enhance the way the inside of their home looks as soon as you walk through the front door.
Staircases come with many different styles and options. Whether you are building a new staircase from scratch or looking to fix/improve your current one, there’s a range of options available to you. Popular options include chrome, oak and mahogany, although there are many more options available.
Improving your home can be done in a number of ways. You could paint the walls, buy new furniture, refurbish your kitchen or change the way your staircase looks.
Whether you are going for a more traditional look, or something slightly more contemporary, there’s a wide variety of staircase components available to help you along the way. From newel posts to newel caps, stair treads, risers, handrails and staircase spindles, there’s so many different ways you can improve your staircase and ultimately, your home.
Sometimes it can be easy to overlook the staircase when it comes to decorating and trying to improve the look and feel of your home. It’s important to consider the different avenues you can go down and take the time to discover all the options available. When you do this, it will be much easier to find the staircase parts which work for you and improve your staircase accordingly.
The staircase dates back hundreds of years. Even when you look back to Victorian times, you will find staircases which were highly decorated. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when the staircase first came about, but it is believed that it first appeared around 600 years before Christ.
Originally, stairs were made from tree trunks which were fitted together, most likely with rope. At the time, these would have been used to gain the upper hand outdoors, helping people to acquire strategic positions to improve the chances of survival. Stairs of old would have been used to get over difficulties presented by nature, including valleys and mountains which might have been too much of an obstacle to get past without the custom made stairs.
As time has progressed, stairs have changed shape and style based on each architectural era, reflecting the trends of the different ages. Around the world you will find a whole host of stairs, steps and ladders which were made strictly for religious purposes. These include; the stairs of India, Jacob’s ladder, the tower of Babel, the celestial ladder of Shandong in China and the pyramids of Egypt.
Stairs of new can be as plain or extravagant as you want them to be. Wood, stainless steel and glass stairs can be seen all over the globe, often decorated to a high standard to help improve the aesthetic appeal of the building in question. Spiral staircases have become more and more popular in recent times too, as more and more people look to break away from old trends and have something different to everyone else.
Stairs are a wonderful thing. Dating back thousands of years, stairs have hundreds of different uses, whether they be religious, survival based or simply to get to your bathroom upstairs. Whatever your needs are for a great looking, long lasting staircase, it’s quite clear that there are many options available to you. It’s worth taking the time to do some research and finding out all of the options out there.
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Pine stair parts
Hemlock stair parts
Mahogany stair parts
Ash stair parts
Oak stair parts
Walnut stair parts