20 Modern Metal & Steel Stairs Design
Spectacular staircase in the interior is an important element that could set the tone for the whole design, if you make it a focus. But on the contrary we can hide her in the room in order to make space for other important elements of the interior. But even in this case, a very important choosing the right design of stairs. Because this depends on the success of interior design in General.
Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of metal ladders
By design, metal stairs can be anything as simple screw, made of steel, and the original bronze. Their benefits can include the following things:
- one hundred percent decoration of any interior; because there is a possibility to combine curved and straight screw marches;
- durability and strength;
- the ability to design stairs of any size and shape;
- easy installation (installation is possible, as teams, and solid structures);
- the relatively low cost;
- low repair costs
However, there are also disadvantages. In order to successfully and harmoniously fit metal staircase in the interior, it is necessary to Refine and add more aesthetic appearance. This can be done by covering the tree, which, incidentally, will give it even more strength and reliability, and production does not require large expenditures.
As for the shape of the ladder, it can be a spiral, straight or curved, depending on the characteristics of the interior, because her style is completely dictated by the overall style and the rest of the decor, and mainly to the design of balustrades. The disadvantages include:
- noise when walking;
- periodic need to paint the stairs in order to avoid corrosion;
- in the presence of wooden steps to the emergence of squeak
- The materials used for the manufacture of metal stairs
As a rule, metal ladders are manufactured from materials such as steel, iron, aluminum, cast iron or bronze. And the choice is made not so much for aesthetic reasons, many based on the need of the use of a cover, for example, patina, which are usually applied to all metal stairs.
The materials used for the stringers are steel, concrete and wood. For treads are commonly used such as wood, glass, marble, composite materials, as well as, natural or artificial stone with regard to fences, used for wood, brass, polycarbonate, forged metal, glass or drywall.
The design possibilities of metal stairs
The design possibilities in this case is simply overwhelming. That is why metal stairs are becoming more and more popular nowadays. And this is due to the fact that the opportunity is quite easy to change the shape of the valves, sheets and profiles, as well as, metal pipes, all contribute to the variety of design ideas, traditional and intricate designs.
Stairs may be a metal or combined with a metal frame.
A huge variety of different types of fastening elements ladders by means of bolts or welding contributes to creating a diverse design of structures. For example, for the interior in a modern style, there are two widespread types: monolithic massive staircase with a railing and Vice versa visually weightless models made from glass and chrome steel. And for fans of minimalism characteristic of a ladder not only without fences, but even without a frame having direct steps are attached to the wall. However, despite the spectacular design, this variant from the point of view of safety, it is strictly not suitable in a home where there are small children or elderly people, since there is no protective fencing
How to choose the location of the metal stairs
Stairs, whatever it was, wood or metal, definitely takes up little space in the house. It is believed that the most comfortable staircase is one in which the width of the horizontal part of a step (the so-called tread) not less than 30 centimeters, and the height of the vertical (so-called riser) – no more than 17 inches. In other words, the angle of inclination of the stairway must be in the range of 30 to 40 degrees. There are also a number of rules that should be followed when choosing the location of the stairs in the house:
preferably the location of the stairs in a deserted part of the premises;
adherence to geometric rules, namely, if a ceiling height of approximately three meters, and the slope of the ladder is 30 cm, the length of the opening in such a case shall be 6 metres (leg, located opposite the angle to 30 degrees, should be equal to half the hypotenuse);
available approaches to the stairs
Among other things, there are situations when it is impossible to enter the ladder in the right place, t,does not allow the size of the opening. In this case, if you increase the angle of the stairs, we can thus reduce the aperture, and the shape of the steps then have to change to “duck”. Typically, these ladders are used, if the angle is 45 to 70 degrees.
I would also like to give advice on the spiral staircase, which still should be considered in the least due to the fact that it is extremely inconvenient in cases where it is necessary to pick something up, despite the fact that practically no space in the room.
The open staircase is better to place them in places where rugged construction is highly undesirable for the purpose of metagrobolize space at a time as built-in are located where the plans include the use of free space under the stairs (options for this whole lot).