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Cantilever Staircases – creating the dramatic effect of floating stairs

With a cantilever staircase, the treads are mounted on a metal structure built into the wall and hidden from view.

There are no risers between the treads. As a result, the stairs appear to be ‘floating’ with no visible means of support. This staircase design idea allows you to create staircases with outstanding visual impact.

It is little wonder that floating stairs like these have become popular with architects and interior designers as they can make such a powerful design statement.

At Spiral UK, we manufacture bespoke cantilever staircases with treads in boxed or solid timber, steel, glass, natural stone and concrete. We can provide floating stairs with a real wow factor that combine all the best elements of contemporary staircase design.

cantilever staircase with timber treads

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

Cantilever staircases can be produced in a wide variety of materials. It is always worth discussing the options with us, so we can ensure the approach is appropriate for your needs.

Certain types of floating stairs may not be suitable for young children.


Unsure about staircase terminology? Take a look at our handy glossary of terms.


Materials & finishes

We love the challenge of finding the right staircase materials to suit your home's interior design and we are happy to supply free samples.

Materials & Finishes
Curved luxury staircase

Technical information

Download our British Standard specification sheets for the different categories of spiral and helical stairs. These technical drawings help ensure compliance with BS5395 Part II 1984.

Technical Information

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