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Which Staircase Material is Right For Your Home?

In today’s modern home, the staircase is no longer just for getting from point A to point B.  It’s becoming more and more of a statement and centrepiece for the home. Whether you want it to be a focal point for your home or something simple, the staircase material can help you get exactly what you want out of your staircase.  Here’s what to think about when choosing a staircase material to make sure it’s right for your home.

Consider Your Space

The space that your staircase is going to occupy will play an important part of the material decision.  There are simply some materials that work better in some spaces than others. For example, metal staircases are more durable and require less materials than a wooden staircase, which makes metal a great option for smaller spaces.

At the same time, if you want something grand and spectacular, a wooden staircase may be the best choice for you.  You can create a sweeping traditional staircase or something simple. The bottom line is to consider the space you’re working with and assess your needs.  

Consider Your Style

Style continuity is extremely important for not only how your home looks, but how your home feels.  If you’ve got a modern home and a more traditional staircase, that staircase may feel out of place. The consistency should be top to bottom, from the style of staircase to the materials used.

It can be tricky to decide which staircase materials to use when your ground floor uses different materials than your top floor – the most common example of this would be the ground floor having hardwood floors and the top floor using carpet. While most people will choose the stairs to be carpet as well in this situation, the important thing is to choose one or the other to maintain style consistency and visual appeal.

Consider Your Price

Home renovations and upgrades can get expensive and we know that everyone has a budget.  Price is an important factor to consider when choosing the materials for your staircase. There are some materials that are simply less expensive than others.  Doing thorough research before the project begins can help you narrow down what’s in your price range and what’s not. We also always recommend going to see materials and designs in person to get a feel for the staircase and how it may look in your home.

Consider Codes

You should always check local building codes and restrictions to make sure the staircase you’ve chosen is up to standard.  Each area may have different requirements and you’d hate to be finishes with a new staircase project just to find out that it’s not compliant with building codes.  Some materials may have different requirements on how much weight they can safely handle and specific design codes. Consult your local building code resource for more information.

Partner With the Best

One of the best things you can do for your home and staircase is to partner with the staircase experts – at S&A Stairs, we are those experts.  We’ve been building exceptional staircases in homes all across Melbourne for almost 100 years, and we want to do the same for your home.

 We understand that a new staircase project can quickly become overwhelming, which is why we are here to provide you expert guidance every step of the way.  From the initial consultation to the finishing touches on your staircase, we’ll be with you every step of the way. To start your new staircase journey, contact one of our experts today.