Are floating stairs the same as an open-tread staircase? And are floating stairs the same as hanging stairs?
With floating stairs there is a clear gap between the risers. So all floating stairs can also be described as open-tread staircases. (It is also possible to build conventional staircases that have open treads.) Because floating stairs appear to have no support on one side, they are sometimes also referred to as hanging stairs – a term that appears to be more common in the USA.
How expensive are cantilever staircases or floating stairs compared to other options?
That depends on the style, dimensions and materials that you choose. You can download our price guide to get an initial idea of costs and get in touch with us to ask any specific questions on pricing for your project. As all Spiral UK's staircases are made bespoke to your requirements we assess the cost on a case by case basis and tailor the quotation to your needs.
Do you guarantee the quality of your floating stairs?
Yes. All our floating stairs are built to comply with the relevant quality standards, including ISO, EN1090 and Achilles standards. You can see more details on our Accreditations page.
Can you work with my architect or contractor?
We supply floating stairs UK-wide and we are very experienced at working alongside architects and contractors to achieve a great result. We will discuss your project with them and can supply detailed plans and 3D visuals, as well as free samples of materials for approval or colour matching.
How long does it take to construct cantilever staircases or floating stairs?
For bespoke floating stairs, once you have approved the design, construction typically takes between 6 and 12 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design
How thick are floating stairs? And are cantilever staircases safe for children?
There is a regulation that the gap between the risers or the space between the balustrade cannot be greater than 100mm. This is another stair safety feature. For example, it ensures that small children cannot get ‘stuck’ in any of the gaps.
What locations can floating stairs be used in?
Floating stairs are usually sited inside the home but they can sometimes be used externally, provided they are made from weatherproof materials such as concrete.
Are floating stairs safe?
Yes. There is no reason to be concerned about floating stair safety when you use Spiral UK. We work to the latest building regulations that ensure stair safety.
Are your stairs manufactured off site and installed, or built in situ?
We can use either approach, depending on your requirements – either prefabricated and ready to install onsite, or constructed at your location.