Stone staircases are now very popular in UK interior design projects. It is now possible to commission a bespoke staircase in many different materials, including stone.
Stone staircases create an elegant and strong design statement in the home.
What stone is suitable to use for making a stone staircase?
Many stones are suitable for use. The choice available is only limited by the time required to source the stone and budget restraints.
Some suitable stones for building a stone staircase:
White Mint Sandstone
La Roche Limestone
(This list is not exclusive)
Portland stone has been used for creating classic staircases for centuries, as has marble. These stones are still available for modern staircase design. However, a Moleanos limestone staircase or a White Mint sandstone staircase could could also create a contemporary or classic staircase. For a stone staircase with warmer golden beige tones have a look at La Roche limestone staircase.
We have over 20 years of experience with natural stone, meaning we can provide you with expert advice and guidance as to the best product to choose for your staircase project.
Where can I buy a stone staircase from?
A stone staircase is made by stone cladding a concrete structure, covering all exposed concrete surfaces. The process will include several trades to achieve the finished design.
Initially you will require a design. There are specialist companies that can do this. Then a concrete pouring company will create the structure. Afterwards you will need a stone company with masonry cutting ability to create the stone cladding parts to complete the design.
How is a stone staircase built?
After the concrete staircase structure is in place, we will be able to digitally template the staircase for you, in order to fabricate accurate, made-to-measure stone cladding. The stone staircase (finished look) is created by cladding the concrete structure with individual pieces of stone. Depending on the complexity of the design, each of these pieces may need to be individually cut.
At Stoneworld, we have an on-site masonry workshop equipped with the best technology in stone cutting and carving. We are able to produce your bespoke staircase cladding, and you will be able to choose details such as which edge profile to opt for.
Remember to consider what kind of balustrade is required, and how it will be fixed to the staircase, as any required holes will need to be drilled before fitting. For instance, a monkey tail flourish at the end of the handrail (sometimes called a volute) will require a specially designed larger base step to accommodate this design.
What design details can be added to a stone staircase?
We are able to make your staircase bespoke to your ideas and designs. We will work through the process with you, ensuring that your staircase is made to your specifications, with any details added.
At Stoneworld, we are able to offer additional design details that you may wish for:
As mentioned above, a monkey tail or volute end to the handrail can be accommodated and will need a specially designed base step called a curtail step, to accommodate it. Decorative base steps, such as a bull nose step. This features a quarter circle end to either or both ends of the step. Lighting channels to accent each tread. These can be discreetly inserted by skilled stone cutting. A curved staircase. To create the curve winders are required, which are step treads that are narrower at one end than the other Step treads will need to have the nose, or front edge finished. This is normally bull-nosed, but there are other finishes possible.
Speak to us about any design ideas you have, and we will accommodate them.
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