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Last edited 04 Jan 2021
Spiral staircase kit
When you have space in your living room, and an old fashioned staircase leading to your upper floor, you might wonder what you could do to improve the aesthetic appeal of your home. A wooden staircase covered in carpet can be ugly, blocks out light, and the pile in the carpet can harbour bacteria and germs.
Spiral stairs are not just for period homes, they are in fashion in the 21st century, and many modern builds will boast open spiraling stairs that lead from the lounge to the upper landing. Investing in a spiral staircase needn’t cost a fortune; particularly when it comes in the form of a spiral staircase kit.
Kits are available in a range of different lengths materials and geometric configurations. The materials that you choose will depend on the look you are trying to achieve. You can choose from wooden or metal designs in traditional of modern styles.
A spiraling staircase can look stunning with wrought iron spindles and balusters; but for a modern home you may like to choose wooden stairs and an iron baluster. Your baluster should be made of metal to ensure that it does not wobble and that your stairs are sturdy and strong and will last for many years to come.
Spiral staircase kits can be fitted by yourself, or by specialist installers or suppliers. Unless you have a lot of time and the expert knowledge required, using the professionals is probably advisable; they will ensure that your stairs are sturdy and strong and that the individual stairs are straight and properly fitted.
--Classic Ironworks 08:53, 15 June 2015 (BST)
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