When it comes to staircase renovation, safety should always be given the highest priority. This is particularly true if you have seniors and children around. There should be a light turned on at the top and bottom section of the stairs. The most common causes of accidents are linked to uneven surfaces, protruding nails, or bunched-up stair-covering. The carpenter should correct any uneven steps because they are a major hazard. Enhance each step’s visibility by painting a contrasting colors on the edge of concrete or wooden steps (top to bottom steps), or applying special strips.
Stair carpets can cause falls and slips, so you might as well remove or replace them with a well-secured rubber stair treading. It is important to have a handrail that is properly secured to the wall, and it should be easily grasped. There must be a handrail on at least one side of the stairway, and it should be at least 34 to 38 inches in height. It can be tempting placing decorative pieces or displays like vases on the stairway, most especially for wide areas, but this should be avoided because they may result in slips and falls. Any loose throw rug or carpet should be replaced with ones having a rubber backing.
Whether you want your staircase a focal point of your overall home design or a simple and integral working function in your house, a staircase is a grand feature of every home, and there are many great ideas and designs to choose from. The location of the staircase is an important decision, most especially for a new staircase, and it can also be considered for renovations. In order to ensure safety, the standard of staircase design and measurements should be taken into consideration. From the top, the recommended minimum height should be 195m, and the maximum height should be 190 mm. In terms of the run, the recommended minimum depth should be at 240 mm and the maximum depth should be at 355mm. There are many options available to create a more compact staircase if you have a limited space, which determines the overall design of your staircase. You may consider using spiral staircase to save on space. These spiral staircases have a circular design where the treads wind around the post in the center of one piece.
There are different materials used for staircases such as glass, hardwood treads, stainless steel sheeting, and concrete stairs. Steel sheeting can be embossed with great patterns, whereas hardwood and glass are great but expensive. If you want to learn more about staircase renovations, feel free to check our homepage or website now.