Designing Custom Treads

Wood is an element we typically do not work with when designing our custom railings and staircases, but we have utilized wood in our designs before to create custom wood treads! When designing your custom staircase, one design detail that can drastically change the overall look of your staircase is choosing between open and closed riser treads.

Closed riser treads can create a unique zigzag effect, giving the illusion of a floating staircase. These type of staircases are called cantilevered stairs. They are anchored on one side of the staircase with a steel frame, then later covered with wood treads. These type of staircases are a perfect choice for creating a modern or contemporary ambiance. Choosing open riser treads can create some breathtaking results too! Open riser treads can create an open, airy ambiance to any space.

Cantilevered Staircase: Closed Riser Treads

Cantilevered Stair: Closed Riser Treads

Cantilevered Stair: Open Riser Treads

Cantilevered Stair: Open Riser Treads

Wood Treads with LED Lighting

Wood Treads with LED Lighting

If you are aiming for a clean, modern look, then glass treads may be a good choice for you. Spiral staircases can open up any space and allow much needed natural sunlight into the home without obstructing any views. Customizing your spiral staircase to have glass treads is an ideal choice for creating a light and airy ambiance. Wood treads can be customized to your taste as well, creating a dramatic contrasting effect or matching the surroundings seamlessly. When you have a tight space for a spiral staircase, extend the steps to the walls to gain the extra space! Spiral staircase’s can be designed to fit very cramped spaces by creating squared wooden treads. Keep in mind the endless possibilities you can achieve by focusing on the design details.

Spiral Stair: Squared Wood Treads

Spiral Stair: Squared Wood Treads

Spiral Stair: Glass Treads

Spiral Stair: Glass Treads

Frosted Glass Treads with LED Lighting

Frosted Glass Treads with LED Lighting

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