Designing with Open Riser Treads


One small detail that can completely change the overall aesthetic of your staircase design is choosing between closed or open riser treads. Deciding which elements to choose will determine the design’s end result.

When creating any custom staircase design, choosing an open riser tread design can create an open, airy ambiance to any space. If you are aiming for a clean, modern look, then glass treads may be a good choice for you. Choosing open riser treads in glass creates breathtaking results!

Starphire glass railings kept this space clean and bright Spiral Staircase Featuring Stainless Steel Railings with Glass Treads & Landing. Dual Stringer Staircase Featuring Frosted Glass Treads, a Frosted Glass Landing, Clear Tempered Glass Railings, and a Brushed Stainless Steel Handrail.

There are many other options for designing a staircase with open riser treads. Center beam staircases are another great option to choose for any space that desires more of a contemporary look. Wood treads are a great option for center beam staircases. Choosing the color stain for the wood treads could completely change the overall aesthetic of the design.

The steel center-beam was painted white, contrasting nicely with the white oak wood treads. Custom Center Beam Staircase featuring Dark Stained Wood Treads & Stainless Steel Rod Railings anchored from Top-mounted Posts to the Ceiling. Curved Center Beam Structure, Painted White.

Spiral Staircases are yet another option to choose from when designing your staircase with open risers. Spiral Staircases are a great option for tight spaces in both residential or commercial spaces. For these type of staircases, stainless steel riser bars are installed on the open riser treads for added safety. Choosing open riser treads will keep your space feeling much more open and airy. When selecting the color of stain for your wood treads, keep in mind this small detail can make the largest impact in your design.

Curved Stainless Steel Rod Railings with a Top-mounted Handrail & Natural Beech Wood Treads. Commercial Spiral Staircase with Curved Stainless Steel Rod Railings All wood treads were painted a glossy white to match seamlessly with the beautiful flooring.
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