L SHAPED STAIRCASE
L shape stairs offer the simplest solution to maximizing space limitations, especially in corner locations. Primarily, They create a sense of privacy and can also contain sound transmission between the floors. The L-shape occurs when a flight is split in two and connected by a 90°- quarter turn landing. A 180° (U) turn is known as a half landing. Winder steps used to navigate 90° turns without a landing. They require less space than other types of stairs but are deemed less safe. Proof of this, they are more commonly used as secondary staircases.
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Advantages L Shaped staircase?
- Useful when the space required for a straight stairs in not available.
- Possible to be located in the corner.
- Provision of resting place and the reduced distance of fall
Straight stairs are the most comfortable and most affordable type to build. However, stairs with landing such as L-shaped or U-shaped stairs, they are recommended as they are safer and more convenient to climb.
What kind of materials should I use?
Let the style and design of your home define the materials you use in your staircase construction. Hardwood staircases are generally low maintenance. Design-wise, wood complements many other materials. Spills are a cinch to clean, and they do not trap smells.
Carpet is quiet, warm and safe but can wear quickly on a busy traverse. A densely woven, low-profile wool carpet is best and a fibre guard will make spills and smells easy to manage. Carpet can dress the entire staircase or act as a runner as a contrast to the stairs base material.
Before your finished stair comes to life, we’ve created a range of products that help you to find a stair design that is ideal for you. As a result, Our products make up the critical building blocks of any project, and they mean that all of our stairs can be customized to suit specific needs.
Open Riser Stairs Adapt to Any Space
Since every one of our FLIGHT stairs are custom manufactured, we can accommodate virtually any level of customization. Whether your project requires a full 180 degree turn or just a single straight run, we’ll be able to make it happen. The tool below will give you ballpark pricing for a single mono stringer, treads, and railing (should you choose that option). If your run isn’t straight, simply fill out our FLIGHT design form and one of our floating stair specialists will contact you as soon as possible.
Stair terminology, stair parts
Before designing your staircase, you need to know the main elements of the stairs and dimensions needed to be measured for the stairs calculation (manually or with our calculator). Main parts and components of a staircase are:
Stair Treads – the horizontal surface of a stair step.
Rise – step height, the vertical distance between the top surfaces of adjacent treads.
Going (Run) – the horizontal distance between two vertical projections of successive nosings.
Tread Depth – Going or the tread run including the nosing projection (Pay attention, in Building codes “Tread Depth” is often used in meaning of Going, do not confuse these terms).
Step – the combination of a tread and riser.
Stair Riser – the vertical part of a step, forming the space between steps.
Nosing – the leading edge of the tread
Nosing Projection – overhang or protrusion, projection of the upper tread leading edge to the tread edge below.
Stair Stringer – the main structural stair component, diagonal boards supporting and holding the treads and risers, transfers loads to the structure.
Open Stringer – sawtooth stringer, zigzag shape (treads installation directly onto the stringers).
Closed Stringer – housed stringer (treads fit into routed channels in the stringer).
Total Rise – the vertical distance from the lower finished floor level to the upper finished floor level
Total Run – the horizontal length of stairway, from the end of the staircase with bottom stair nosing to the back of the riser on the top.
Balustrade – railing system (the complete assembly of handrails, balusters, newel posts).
Handrail – rail on top of the balusters for grasping with a hand
Balusters – vertical columns supporting a handrail, spindles
Newel Post – structural element of a staircase, vertical column connecting balustrade components, supporting the handrails, joining treads and stringers.
Headroom – the clear vertical space between the ceiling and the nosing line (to prevent striking the head).
Landing – platform at the top and bottom of the stairway, intermediate platform between flights, changing the direction of stairs.
Nosing line , Pitch line – line connecting the nosings of the treads.
Minimum stringer throat depth – stringer minimum width from the edge to the saw’s teeth, it’s responsible for the structural capability (don’t overcut stair stringer)
Flight – a stairway, uninterrupted series of steps between landings or levels © Kalk.Pro, https://kalk.pro/en/stairs-wooden/
If you’re ready to narrow down your options and get more specific pricing, fill out our design help form by clicking the button below, check out this article, or give us a call at (905)-761-6758. You can expect a quick conversation discussing general information about your project and you will also receive a quote either during the call or soon thereafter.