When deciding which staircase is right for your home, one factor that is often overlooked is the material of the staircase itself. Wood, tile, carpet—each material has its own specific attributes that match with a certain staircase or home. Choosing the one that is right for you is just as important as the staircase itself.
So which staircase material is best? Here’s what to keep in mind when deciding.
There are a few reasons why our customers choose to build a metal staircase. It’s easy to install. It’s easy to maintain. And it’s easy to fit into any home or office’s style—metal is incredibly versatile, adding that sense of elegance and industrial charm to any room. Not to mention that metal can be safer than other materials that may get slippery when wet. For any customer with children, this is important to consider.
Wood is the most traditional staircase option, and that should come as no surprise: it is the most affordable material to install, which is a major factor in choosing the right staircase. Wood is also a strong material, meaning a significant amount of weight can be placed on it without any cause for concern. These are great for ship ladders and curved stairs.
Pre-cast concrete is the most commonly used material in staircases, because it has its upsides. The first and most obvious one is that concrete is, perhaps, the strongest of the materials. There’s a reason why we use it for pathways and sidewalks: concrete can carry a significant amount of traffic and weight without considerable corrosion. In addition, concrete, like metal, can fit into a number of different staircase styles, like single or double stringers for straight staircases.
There are a lot of things to consider when designing your dream staircase. At Acadia Stairs, we’ll help you at every step of the way, by choosing the material that perfectly matches your residential or commercial needs!