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Most traditional staircases are made of wood. This gives the elegance they need to stand out. There are many types of stairs that we can build or add railings to. The following list describes some of the more popular stair types:
- Straight Stairs: Straight stairs are certainly one of the most common types of stairs (See How to build stairs? Try These 5 Steps) found in both residential and commercial properties. They tend to be the easiest to go up and down or ascend/descend as we say in the industry. Though they tend to be the easiest to go up and down or ascend/descend as we say in the industry.
- L Shaped Stair: The L shaped stair has a bend in some portion of the stair. This bend is usually achieved by adding a landing at the bend transition point. The bend is often 90 degrees, however it does not have to be. If the landing is closer to the top or bottom of the stairs it is sometimes referred to as a long L stair.
- U Shaped Stair: U Shaped stairs are basically 2 parallel flights of straight stairs joined by a landing that requires 180 degree turn in the walk line.
- Winder Stairs: Winder stairs have pie shaped or triangular steps at the corner transition. They require less space than many other types of stairs (See Stylish Design of Stairs at Your Homes Styles).
- Spiral Stairs: They follow a helical arc, and usually are made very compact and the treads radiate around a center pole.
- Curve Stairs: Curved stairs add elegance to home or business. For this reason they are almost always located at the entry where it makes the best first impression.
Bifurcated: The grandest of them all this is the style Titanic staircase bifurcated stairs include one sweeping set of steps that splits off into two smaller flights going in opposite directions.
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