March 11, 2016 3 min read
You’ve probably heard, or even seen, a lot about stainless steel for staircases. Although the simple explanation of why stainless steel has become such a popular material for stairways is that it gives stairs a modern appearance, stainless steel has many more benefits when used to design staircases.
If you’re new to the idea of stainless steel for stairs, your first reaction might be that steel is a cold material lacking character and design appeal, but what if you could be convinced otherwise? Now, stainless steel isn’t the look for everyone, but before you rule it out just yet, here are some reasons why you may find stainless steel to be an excellent option.
With its modern appeal and virtually endless options for custom design, many homeowners are finding stainless steel to be their preferred material for their beautiful and functional staircases.
One thing no one can argue is that stainless steel offers staircases durability beyond compare. It is hard to deny the strength and durability that stainless steel offers. In fact, this is one of its greatest qualities. A compound of steel and chromium, stainless steel will not only stand the test of time, but will resist dents, damages, and blemishes. The same cannot be said for a hardwood. So if longevity and durability are at the top of your list, stainless steel is a great material.
Another reason why so many homeowners choose stainless steel is because of its uniquely stylish, modern design and appearance. Homeowners love the sleek and modern-day element stainless steel adds to their home. Also, the low maintenance of stainless steel is very appealing. Because of its waterproof quality, maintaining your staircase’s shimmer and glisten is relatively easy and requires very little effort.
Steel also happens to be great for the environment. It is very long lasting and is recyclable. So, if you are worrying about your carbon footprint, you can relax. Steel is an excellent choice.
Steel staircases are one of the most economical options on the market. Far from being the most expensive material, steel offers exceptional durability that can last for decades and you won’t need to spend a lot of time or money on maintenance and upkeep.
There are three general kinds of stairways that StairPartsUSA.com can create for you using the finest quality metals and our unparalleled craftsmanship. One of our popular options is stainless steel cable railing, which replaces the solid balusters and newels, common in wooden or other kinds of traditional stairways, with a series of vertical metal ropes. Another option is a stainless steel glass railing. This design replaces the newels and spindles of wooden handrails with plates of frosted glass that create an effervescent wall leading up your stairway. A stainless steel round bar railing is a great option as well. With a similar look to the one accomplished using wire railing, horizontal poles spaced evenly going up the handrail provide a look that more clearly anchors the aesthetic impact of the railing.
StairPartsUSA.com can even help you craft a stairway that is a compromise between traditional designs and stainless steel options. Woodinox implants can mask the steel tubing and give the stairway a warmer look than the one achieved on metallic surfaces. Using quality crafted anchorage and beautifully polished parts, the hybrid look of a wood and stainless steel stairway offers modern design and a homey feel all at once.
If you’re interested in modernizing your staircase and creating a conversational piece, you cannot go wrong in choosing stainless steel.
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