Building a staircase incorrectly can seriously hurt you or another person so it’s important to hire a staircase installation professional.
A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles.
Stairs can take a large number of forms, combining winders and landings.
A staircase installation technician will be able to advise on the best type of staircase for your home or office. The simplest form is the straight flight of stairs, with neither winders nor landings.
It is not often used in modern homes because the upstairs is directly visible from the bottom of a straight flight of stairs.
It’s also more dangerous in that a fall is not interrupted until the bottom of the stairs and a straight flight requires enough space for the entire run of the stairs. However, a straight flight of stairs is simple to design and construct and the rhythm of stepping is not interrupted in a straight run, which may offset the increased fall risk.
Staircase installation technician will know that L-shaped staircases have one landing and usually change direction by 90 degrees whereas U-shaped stairs employ a single wider landing for a change in direction of 180 degrees, or 2 landings for two changes in direction of 90 degrees each.