A custom-built curving staircase is the ultimate of elegance and the ideal method to give your corridor a unique personality.
Your staircase is an essential part of the architectural design of your house. A curving staircase may enhance the focal point of your house by combining structural integrity with elegance. Curved staircases come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including the more gently curved splayed. While the beauty of a spread design is less overt than that of a fully curved staircase, the design still makes a significant statement. Depending on your own choice, one or both strings of a staircase can be splayed.
Staircase Materials for Curved Stairs
You’ll want to work with a company that only employs real, high-quality wood that isn’t engineered or laminated. That way, you can rest assured that the quality and appearance of your steps will last for many years. Curved staircases made of American White Oak or European Oak are extremely popular. They can, however, make stairs out of a number of materials, including softer pine woods like Whitewood and Redwood.
Many other timbers often used to build stairs have a more rustic appearance than European Oak. It has more knots than American White, giving it a different personality, and its straight thick grain is often deeper in colour, giving it a stunning look and special charm. The eastern areas of the United States cultivate American White Oak, a robust and heavy hardwood. It has a cleaner, and some would say, more contemporary, appearance than European architecture. This is one of the key reasons why it is the most popular staircase choice in new homes and restoration projects where blending current design with historic elegance is frequently perfect. The colour of American White can range from a light tan to a dark brown. Oak is a fascinating and adaptable wood for a variety of structural aspects.
Some Characteristics of a Curved Staircase
At the bottom of a staircase, a Bullnose, D-end, or curtail step might be added. The staircase will have a curtail step at the bottom that fits the volute newel post and spindles that will support the volute if a continuous handrail is employed and it concludes with a beautiful volute. The tread of a D-end step passes through the newel post on the balustrade and then returns into the side of the newel post, whereas the tread of a bullnose step is curved on one or both sides.
The treads and risers of curved and splayed staircases will be trimmed to fit the treads and risers. Three-way mitre joints link the strings to the stair treads and risers, providing extra strength to the staircase. Return nosings can be added to the cut strings of a staircase to hide the end grain of the treads and provide a clean, smooth, and completed look. The treads are trimmed with a return nosing, which is a rounded moulding.
Another technique to add charm to a staircase is to use a variety of railing profiles. However, ornate spindles, newel posts, and newel caps in a variety of forms may truly make a balustrade stand out.