When choosing a link between the lower and upper floors, you need to think about several points of your project: among them, the question of space and aesthetics. The spiral staircase should be an option to consider, being a kind of practical staircase, cheap and that brings a touch more for the decoration of the environment.
In today's post we'll talk a little about the spiral staircase, how it works, its advantages, drawbacks and various uses in decorating in a complete gallery.
How Spiral Stair Works
The spiral staircase is a ladder of the helical type, where the steps are joined by a central core, spiraling according to height. On the floor plan of the projects, it takes the shape of a circle, if showing a ladder more compact than the traditional straight or l stairs.
It can be made in concrete, wood, iron, metal, stainless steel, in different styles.
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Although they have the same shape and appearance, spiral stairs are called those that have more than one turn in their configuration, and can be used either in the connection of standard right foot (2.7m) or double right foot. At snail stairs , usually make only one turn, if limited in general, to the standard right foot.
Advantages and disadvantages
Like all types of ladder, there are advantages and disadvantages to consider before inserting a spiral ladder into the design.
Among the advantages, the first is always a very important factor: space. The spiral staircase can be inserted in a 1x1m niche, a great feature for those who have a small space inside or outside the home. But for those who have a larger space, the radius of the niche can be increased without any problem.
Another important point is that they are made in modules or in a whole piece (depending on the material) and so are installed quickly. This aspect also influences the price, if it is more accessible to the market, especially if they are made in standardized measures.
The organic design of the spiral staircase is another point to consider as it draws attention to home decor and can be made in a variety of materials and colors, ready to be combined in the decor.
Already in the disadvantages, the main one of her is the lack of accessibility and safety of this type of ladder in relation to the elderly, children and people with reduced mobility. The turns of the spiral staircase can cause discomfort when going up or down and disrupting its use for certain audiences. For homes or commercial and public environments, care is needed.
Another disadvantage is directly linked to the main advantage of the spiral staircase, which is the impossibility of large volumes passing through it. Due to the reduced niche and shape, it can not be used to transport furniture or large objects.
Spiral Staircase: See 60 amazing ideas from designs that use this template
Now take a look at our gallery to see amazing environments with spiral stairs in various styles, models and materials.
Picture 1 - Spiral stair of wood: structure perfect for ample surroundings and with high right foot.
Picture 2 - Spiral ladder of white and black iron: a great choice for an industrial environment.
Picture 3 - Spiral staircase in a technological style: the blue glass of the stairs reflects in the dark structure of the staircase in an effect that catches the attention of everybody.
Picture 4 - Bet on a spiral staircase in small houses and apartments.
Picture 5 - Aluminum and wooden sheets in a light and dynamic spiral staircase.
Picture 6 - Enjoy the size of the spiral staircase and play with it: in this one, the stairs gain a gradient of colors, forming a rainbow.
Image 7 - Wooden spiral ladder suspended: instead of a central structure that supports the steps, this one is held by bands of metal that circulate it.
Picture 8 - Combine different types of ladder in your environment: here the straight ladder is attached to the spiral staircase.
Picture 9 - For those who have a wide space, bet on a wide spiral staircase like this one.
Picture 10 - Concrete snail ladder: For environments with standard right foot, opt for a more open ladder without several turns.
Image 11 - Spiral staircase in the wood environment: the steps integrate to the walls and to the floor in the same material.
Image 12 - External spiral staircase: in concrete and glass, this staircase integrates the modern style of the facade of the house.
Image 13 - Iron spiral staircase bringing more curved lines to this room.
Image 14 - Spiral staircase in stainless steel with wooden plank attachment.
Image 15 - Spiral staircase in a square model: for those who prefer the straight lines in the structure its decoration.
Picture 16 - Spiral staircase in old iron: besides functional this model adds in a bohemian decoration inside or outside your house!
Image 17 - Spiral ladder in hidden concrete: the choice by the handrail or body guard that values the safety and style of your ladder.
Image 18 - Spiral stair stealing all the attention with its vibrant red.
Image 19 - Many turns in this spiral staircase to a high-ceilinged environment.
Picture 20 - Metal spiral staircase with suspended support: the metal beams come from the ceiling and hold the structure, encircled it.
Picture 21 - External spiral staircase: a spiral design and super dynamic in this passage between floors.
Picture 22 - Delicate and almost imperceptible: spiral staircase white and super finish in metal that, combined with the clear decoration of the environment, almost disappears.
Image 23 - Spiral staircase with handrail in the nest style, which goes around the structure.
Figure 24 - Square spiral staircase with division of materials into segments.
Picture 25 - In a more open and technological decoration, this spiral staircase mixes the stainless steel and the white stone.
Picture 26 - Another idea in iron, this time, in a more daring and contemporary design.
Image 27 - Wooden spiral staircase with a slide-type design: super dynamic and solid in decoration.
Image 28 - Floating steps: metal staircases with a central structure, gain this lightness of soldiers steps that seem to be floating in the air.
Picture 29 - Half wall surrounding the spiral staircase: for greater protection the handrail in the guardrail style is quite indicated.
Image 30 - Cast iron and glass on the steps of this spiral staircase: a great way to let the natural light from the upper deck go down and illuminate the bottom.
Image 31 - The glass also brings lightness to the white structure of this other example.
Image 32 - Highlight for your ladder? Try using a color on it! This one with enameled red metal draws all the attention!
Image 33 - Another mix of materials in the spiral staircase: stainless steel and wood in a climate of cold and serious climate.
Image 34 - Wooden spiral ladder in a rustic-style style: here the thick boards of demolition wood are fixed and spiraled from a central core.
Image 35 - Industrial and classic style on this iron spiral stair.
Image 36 - Another idea of spiral staircase to the external area of the houses: in concrete they conversion with the building and with the gray of the stones of the garden.
Image 37 - Corner spiral staircase: in a niche enclosed by walls, bet on small windows that illuminate the two floors of space.
Picture 38 - Leaked and organic handrail: leaving the traditional one-piece or with geometric design, this one gains a different and irregular pattern.
Picture 39 - The elegance of the combination of dark wood, white and stainless in this spiral staircase.
Picture 40 - A true monument in the house: spiral staircase in wood plate with an elongated ray.
Image 41 - Iron structure and steps with boards of treated wood.
Picture 42 - Fluffy and creative: metal spiral staircase with colored steps in candy colors.
Picture 43 - Enjoy the view and the illumination: an elongated spiral-straight staircase for a view of the perfect external area.
Image 44 - Concrete spiral staircase also with central insert.
Picture 45 - Simple drawing that unfolds from the ceiling opening: an example of lightness in this spiral staircase.
Image 46 - Super fine and dynamic: metal staircase to open areas and full of creativity.
Picture 47 - Enjoy all the spaces, including in the niche of the staircase: a super functional and fun design with narrow wooden shelves accompanying the course of steps of the same material.
Picture 48 - Bet on the straight line even in choosing your spiral staircase: here, the staircase follows the same line as the structure and decoration of the house.
Picture 49 - Link between floors in a high ceiling: staircase in metal in a super dynamic design for this contemporary space
Image 50 - Metal ribbon unfolding in this decoration: one-hand railing of the spiral staircase in dark metal.
Image 51 - Many structural lines in the decoration of this environment.
Picture 52 - The handrail in glass plates helps to give more lightness and integration between the environments in this decoration.
Picture 53 - Detail of this ladder of stainless steel and wood: the structure has a perfect fit system to support the steps.
Image 54 - Another niche idea for different spiral staircase: vertical boards that surround and hold the wooden steps.
Picture 55 - In the same principle, this one has plates more closed in wood forming the structure and the banister of the stairs.
Image 56 - Another antique iron staircase in a contemporary setting.
Image 57 - Spiral staircase also to reach your Treehouse
Image 58 - Ladder getting lost in the white immensity of this clean decoration.
Image 59 - Already this ladder, has a central structure in the wooden steps.
Image 60 - Another ladder structure with dynamic drawing that resembles a ribbon unrolling