Closed vs. Open Riser Stairs—Which is Best?

Cable Railings on Modern Staircase

When designing a custom staircase, one of the styles you may come across are closed and open riser stairs. While closed risers are the more traditional choice, open riser stairs are quickly becoming the popular style of the modern age, and for good reason. Closed Riser Stairs Also known as closed tread stairs or box… Read more »

How to Keep Your Stairs Clear this Winter

snowy outdoor stairs

As snow and sleet fall this winter, outdoor stairs can become dangerous for individuals of all ages to manage. Whether your arms are full with gifts just purchased at the mall or you have a toddler or elderly relative who is unsteady on their feet, slipping on icy steps is a common cause of winter… Read more »

The Benefits of Anti-Skid Products

In your home or office, safety should be your number one priority. Injuries from unsafe stairwells are commonly reported, whether it happens in a commercial building or within the four walls of your home. While accidents may always happen, they can be easily prevented. Anti-skid products can help people stay safe while navigating their home… Read more »

The Benefits of Maple Wood Treads

Maple Staircase Tread Concept

So much of a staircase design is in the treads themselves. The tread is sometimes our first impression of the staircase; it’s what we see when we’re walking up, or down, if we’re looking out for ourselves. And it also is our major contact with the texture and feel of the stairs—the tread is what… Read more »

Why Consider Choosing a Steel Tread

Steel Staircase Treads

You’ve made the decision: it’s time to build a new staircase. You know what design you want, how it’ll fit into your space, and the purpose that it’ll serve. But you’re left with one lingering question: what material are you going to use for the tread? While there are several different tread options to choose… Read more »

New Trends and Best Treads for Outdoor Staircases

New Trends and Best Treads for Outdoor Staircases

Not only does installing an outdoor staircase provide you with a functional staircase it also provides the exterior of your home with an attractive focal point. Although it’s important to install a functional staircase, you also want it to look good. A spiral staircase, which Acadia Stairs is very familiar with, is currently trending as… Read more »

Different Tread Types for Exterior Staircases

Different Tread Types for Exterior Staircases

Spring is almost here, and that means that soon enough it’ll be time to uncover the pool, start mowing the lawn again, and scrub our decks of winter’s harsh debris. People who are looking to add a little more festiveness to their backyards often choose to install an exterior staircase onto their decks as the… Read more »

Unique Qualities of Floating Staircases

Modern Floating Staircase

When we walk into a home, the first focal point that usually meets our eyes is the staircase. It’s a structure with grand appeal and function, and when customized, it is threaded seamlessly into the architectural style of a home; so seamlessly, in fact, that sometimes it may appear as if it’s floating. Floating staircases… Read more »

Best Treads for Outdoor Staircases

Outdoor Spiral Staircases

Installing an outdoor staircase is more about function than anything else, but you have to make sure it looks good, too. Once you’ve finalized the shape that you’re looking for, you might be wondering: what would be the best materials to use for this outdoor staircase? Here are some tips on picking out the right… Read more »

Get Your Stairs Ready For Fall

Get Your Stairs Ready For Fall

With the summer coming to end soon, that means Fall will be in full effect bringing changing leaves and dropping temperatures. Yet, just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean your home has to reflect it. This year, liven up your home by decorating your interior stairs. Make Your Stairs Come Alive! One cool… Read more »