Wonderful And Stylish Floating Staircase
A staircase is an essential, functional elements in many homes. However, staircases don’t have to be merely functional; they can be beautiful, as well. Adding a floating staircase is a way to make your home unique, and this type of staircase is particularly attractive in a home with modern or minimalist decor. A floating staircase visually unique appearance to a living space. There are many variations on the concept of a floating staircase. Typical floating staircases have no visible riser and no decorative trim of any type. Often, these staircases have no stringers, and if the staircase does have stringers, they are exposed and visible. The steps on these staircases are often made from wood, though some are made from clear glass or plastic designed specifically for stairs or steel. Since they are striking, open and airy, it’s best to use floating staircases in large areas where they can make a visual statement. Often these staircases are treated like a sculptural piece.
The most basic and minimalist type of floating staircase is simply a series of steps attached to a wall. Because there are no stringers, both the steps and the wall attachments must be very strong. The wall studs must also be strong and may require double studs. The steps can be driven into the wall itself or can be attached using a bracket beneath the step; a stringer can also be hidden in the wall. As a do-it-yourself project, wood is the easiest step material to work with because you can drill necessary holes in the steps to hide attachments with little trouble. In general, the thinner the steps or the wider the steps, the more difficult and expensive safe installation will be.