Points to consider
Due to the need to embed the supporting structure in the wall, cantilever staircases are more cost effective when used in new build properties or major refurbishments. We always recommend that you consider the structural implications of a particular type of staircase design early in the build process to ensure the wall can support and connect with the staircase.
Spiral UK can advise on the loadings that a cantilever staircase design generates so you can design the supporting structure to suit, but we do recommend speaking to a structural engineer to ensure the design and build works effectively.
We can design cantilever staircases in a range of beautiful materials
So what are the popular materials for floating stairs? The supporting structure for floating stairs is usually made from mild steel, but the materials for the stairs themselves offers you many possibilities. The treads can be produced using boxed or solid timber, steel, natural stone, concrete or toughened glass. These can be shaped or finished in a range of elegant styles.
Handrails for floating stairs can be designed in steel, wood, glass or clad in leather. People often choose a combination of glass and steel for the balustrade, so that the floating stairs effect is clearly visible and creates an impressive showpiece for the home. It is always worth discussing the options with us, so we can ensure the approach is appropriate for your needs.
We create bespoke floating stairs with a real wow factor that combine all the best elements of contemporary staircase design.