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Different Types of Staircases

Homeowners who own one multi-storey buildings will require staircases for movement from one floor to another. Staircases serve not only a functional purpose but also add glamour to your house if proper designs of staircases are chosen. Here is an article that will help you get acquainted with different types of staircases.

Staircases can be of different types on the basis of two things:

#1. The material of the staircases: Timber staircases, hardwood staircases, stainless steel staircases with glass panels, wrought iron staircases and so on are some of the staircases that are popular among a majority of the homeowners.

#2. The styles and patterns of the staircases: The most common style that staircases have is the straight style. If you have less space in your home, then you can go ahead and install spiral staircases. One style of staircases that is really attractive is the floating or free standing style. However, the floating staircases are a little dangerous if you have children and old people living with you. Circular style is another style of staircases. But it is not generally utilized in homes because the construction of circular staircases is difficult.

#3. The Titanic Staircases: Today, you will notice that most of the homeowners are trying to replicate the titanic staircase which is universally known as the grand staircase. The titanic staircase in homes is generally made out of polished oak, gilded balustrades and gorgeous railings (wrought iron). Plus it has intricate art work on it as well. It is not very easy to reproduce the grand staircase. But if you try to construct a replica of it in your home then it will surely give your home a very grand and unique look. The titanic staircase will add a touch of history to your home.

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