The stairs are the link between the floors of a house, composing a structure that is very important from a functional point of view. Without much effort it is also possible to note the great aesthetic influence that it exerts on the environment. And the biggest responsible for this is the floor or flooring for ladder.
The choice of floor to stair is as important as the color of the paint that will be used on the walls. The right floor enhances the architectural design, appreciates the environment where the staircase is inserted and reinforces the predominant style in the decoration.
Besides the aesthetic function, the floor is also fundamental to avoid accidents such as slips and possible falls. Therefore, the most recommended is to use non-slip floors or, if this is not possible, to reinforce security with tapes.
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Types of stair treads
Steel ladders are the icing on the cake of modern and industrial decorating proposals. They fit like a glove. The advantage of this type of ladder is that they do not require masonry, since they are entirely made of steel. However, it is necessary to have a company specializing in this type of structure and to attach non-slip strips to the steps. To make the steel ladder even more integrated into the décor you can paint it with the color that fits the environment.
Picture 1 - In this project, the structure of the steel ladder was optimized with the use of shelves.
Image 2 - Another interesting option, especially for industrial style projects, is the use of cast steel for making the ladder.
Picture 3 - Glass bodyguard closes with key of gold the design of that steel ladder
Picture 4 - Here, the simple structure of the steel ladder was compensated by the bodyguard.
Picture 5 - Two colors, illuminated and with the function of a small furniture in the bottom line: a ladder design with several faces.
Picture 6 - How about a ladder of blue steel to brighten the environment?
Picture 7 - But if the idea is to highlight the elegance and modernity of the environment, consider a black steel staircase.
The use of carpet to coat the ladder guarantees that touch of comfort and warmth. The variety of colors and textures of the carpet is an advantage, however, keep in mind that cleaning and maintenance should be frequent.
Picture 8 - The texture of the carpet works as an anti-slip for the staircase.
Picture 9 - Gray carpet to match the neutrality of the environment.
Image 10 - The snail style stairway bet on the comfort of the carpet.
Image 11 - The geometric print of the carpet completes the decoration of retro influence.
Image 12 - Floor and walls in the same color.
Picture 13 - A staircase as colorful as the walls.
Image 14 - If you do not want to cover the ladder completely with carpet choose to use the material only in the central strip.
The marmorite was a big trend in 2018 and is expected to continue rising for a while. Widely used in the 1940s, marmorite consists of a mixture of fragments of marble, granite, glass and quartz united by a cementitious alloy. The great advantage of this type of coating is that it combines with different decorating proposals. Worth a look:
Image 15 - In this project, the marmorite enters as ladder and wall lining complemented by the blue body guard.
Image 16 - Neutral color marmorite option for ladder designs that excel in elegance and discretion.
Image 17 - Set of colors between the marmorite and the bodyguard.
Picture 18 - Gray and discreet.
Picture 19 - The marmorite here was so well accepted that it exits from the stairs to the floor of the upper floor.
Image 20 - Small dots of color to brighten up the ladder.
Picture 21 - The steel frame of the bodyguard accompanies the whole extension of the marble staircase.
Picture 22 - The light tone granite lines all this staircase frames by the wall corten steel.
Picture 23 - In this staircase, the granite was used to form the upper part of the steps, already the rest of the structure is of masonry.
Picture 24 - Perfect finishing between the pieces of granite to valorize the project.
Image 25 - Granite on the outer staircase: The dark shades of the stone are more resistant to stains.
Image 26 - The stairway over the lake was all built in gray granite.
Image 27 - Clear staircase granite makes a perfect match with wall colors.
Image 28 - Granite and steel for a modern staircase and full of personality.
Wood is a noble material that never goes out of style. It combines with any style of decoration, is timeless and has that air of comfort and hospitality that no other material is able to offer. However, for the wooden ladder to remain always beautiful and well cared for, it is important to maintain frequent maintenance.
Image 29 - All wooden stairway interspersed by steel floor.
Picture 30 - Staircase cast wood: charm, style and elegance in a single project.
Picture 31 - For those who prefer something more classic can opt for the masonry ladder and use the wood only to coat the top of the steps.
Picture 32 - Ladder of modern design combined with the comfort of wood.
Picture 33 - Creativity is the soul of interior design: here, wood and steel combine to form the staircase and the office desk.
Image 34 - To make the wooden ladder even more cozy, invest in indirect lighting under the steps.
Image 35 - How many materials fit in the same ladder project? Only here are four: masonry, brick, wood and steel.
Marble floor for stairs
Marble, as well as granite, is an excellent ladder option, both from a functional and aesthetic point of view. However, it is worth remembering that marble is much more expensive and not suitable for outdoor areas, as it can stain easily thanks to its natural porosity. Marble can be used in proposals of different styles.
Picture 36 - Two types of marble for the same design of stairs: one on the steps and another next to the body guard.
Image 37 - White marble: a luxury for the staircase.
Image 38 - Enhance the elegance of marble with indirect lighting and gold details.
Picture 39 - Neutral tone marble was chosen for this clean and modern design; the glass body guard brings even more softness to the ladder.
Image 40 - White marble leaked ladder.
Image 41 - The sophistication of the marble contrasted by the rusticity of the stones in the wall.
Picture 42 - If it is glamor that you look for, do not hesitate, choose the black marble.
Staircase: porcelain tile
Porcelain tile flooring has been one of the most popular ladder options. That's because the material is tough, durable and very aesthetic. Another advantage of porcelain tile is that it perfectly imitates other materials - more noble and more expensive - like marble and wood, without requiring the same maintenance and care. The tip here is to choose the person or company responsible for laying the floor, since the correct laying, without grout marks, will make all the difference at the end.
Picture 43 - It looks like stone, but it's porcelain.
Image 44 - See how porcelain can easily replace marble.
Image 45 - A common option is to use the same floor from the floor on the stairs.
Picture 46 - Notice how the correct seating of the porcelanato is fundamental for the beauty of the staircase.
Image 47 - Class and elegance with white porcelanato on ladder.
Image 48 - The woody porcelain tile should not be anything for real wood.
Image 49 - If the intention is to highlight the grout, choose a different color of the grout.
Glass is not on the list of the most used stairs for stairs, but it is certainly a material that can enrich your design, especially if it has modern and minimalist features. If you opt for the glass know that it is necessary to hire a company that specializes in this type of work and keep in mind that a ladder of this type will require cleaning much more often, since the material tends to stain and present dirt easily.
Image 50 - The transparency of the glass brings elegance to the staircase.
Image 51 - With the bodyguard also glass, the ladder passes almost unnoticed by the environment.
Image 52 - Snail-shaped glass staircase with a modern design.
Image 53 - The leaked effect leaves the glass ladder even more delicate in the room.
Picture 54 - Remember: cleaning this type of ladder should be frequent to ensure beauty.
Picture 55 - One of wood, another of glass: two materials neutral and timeless.
Image 56 - How about combining glass with steel on the stairs?
Image 57 - Glass and masonry: different, but complementary.
Concrete, as well as concrete burnt cement , are high in interior decoration, especially in modern and industrial style designs. This type of flooring does not require much care, the maintenance is low and the cost is also much lower when compared to other types of materials. Another advantage is that the concrete floor is naturally non-slip, thanks to its rustic texture and sometimes even a little rough.
Image 58 - Concrete ladder with wide and spacious steps.
Figure 59 - To leave the concrete ladder with a cleaner look, paint it white.
Image 60 - Concrete, wood and steel form this modern and bold ladder.
Image 61 - A modern staircase option, but with one foot in the classic.
Image 62 - The apparent concrete can be used for internal and external stairs.
Image 63 - Concrete apparent on ladder and wall.
Image 64 - An inspiration for fans of modern architecture.