When you decide to take on a major home project, making sure you do your research and being sure of your budget is absolutely key to ensuring you get the best result. The staircase you choose for your home or premise really can set the tone and aesthetic of your property – after all, the staircase is the first thing you really notice when you step into a home.
What is a Floating Staircase?
If you are looking to create an illusion whereby there are no supports to the treads that hold the staircase together. It’s an extremely stylish and minimal style of the staircase and can be implemented into virtually any style or theme of your home. A floating staircase does not have risers, giving it the impression that it’s floating.
A floating staircase is of course sturdy, safe, and supported by balustrades from the other side of the stairs. Although it may seem that there’s nothing holding the actual structure up, safety certainly is not compromised with this style of staircase. Jarrods Staircases specialises in the design and installation of bespoke floating staircases in Cardiff and across South Wales. They have a range of styles to choose from, providing a custom design for your home.
The Benefits of a Floating Staircase
There is a lot of benefits when choosing to install a floating staircase. Yes, they are effortlessly stylish, however, they do offer a range of benefits that can impact your quality of life.
With their glass panels, they offer more light to stream through your home, ultimately saving money on your energy bills. They are incredibly versatile, in that they can be installed in a range of locations – all you really need is a solid wall to attach the staircase to.
Not only are floating staircases beautiful and fresh-looking, but they also allow for clever storage. The space underneath can be used to store anything you need – from shoes and coats to toys and bookshelves. More of us are looking for new and unique ways to store our clutter, and with ample space underneath your staircase, you can enjoy a clearer and less stressful home.
Most obviously, a floating staircase can provide a real focal point for any property. They really are quite dramatic and are usually a great topic of conversation. They really do open up any enclosed space and really make the upstairs and downstairs feel like one big living space.
Are they Safe?
Although there is an illusion of there being no sides to the staircase, you can rest assured that there are sturdy glass panels that align the whole length of the staircase. The panels are also fitted extremely closely so there’s no risk of any child or pet falling between the gaps. The use of wooden steps may prove slippery for pets and children so it may be worth asking your installer for any suggestions to alleviate the risks here. You should also ask about safety regulations before an installation even takes place.
The Installation Process
If you have a family, it may be a concern of yours that installing a floating staircase will cause a massive upheaval with regard to completing the work. By choosing a reputable and trusted installer, your installation should take as little as a day or so. The research and consultations should take place beforehand, meaning the professional installers know exactly what needs to be done to complete your architectural dream. Even during installation, you should have access to the upstairs of your property so your life isn’t compromised in the least. The process should be quick and simple.
Before, during and after the work is complete, you should be clear in your mind what you want the finished product to look like. As a customer, it’s your right to ask for a high-quality finish, that the plans are adhered to, and that the final quality checks are carried out with regards to safety and craftsmanship. You may even see your installer polishing and double-checking everything before the final payment is made – just to ensure absolute perfection.
Floating staircases are absolutely stunning, extremely stylish, effortless, and really do have the power to transform the feel of your home or premise. By using a reputable and trusted installer, you could see your staircase installed in as little as a day or two, and you really can open your home to more sunlight and warmth, ultimately saving you money on your energy bills. They are a gorgeous addition to any home or business and well worth the investment.