Stair design – Floating Stairs

Floating Stairs

Floating stairs are a smart option if you want to hide or minimise the supporting structure of your staircase. Generally cantilevered off an adjoining wall, this design gives the impression that the stair treads are floating. Popular in open concept spaces where the building form lends itself to such a design, these designs look amazing and provide for great functionality. Perfect for commercial sites such as offices, warehouses and retail stores, the floating staircase will take your interior design to a new level.
These stairs are ideal if you’re looking to create a modern aesthetic with a look of distinction, a stair that is anything but the average. Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation, they can be paired with a range of different railing and handrail finishes. To further accentuate the floating look, the use of glass and minimalist components are generally essential.

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At Active Metal, our experienced team can help to bring your dream stair design ideas to life. We specialise in the design and construction of floating staircases that look wonderful and always leave a lasting impression. For top-quality work and a seamless installation process, speak to our expert team today
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What are floating stairs?

Floating stairs are a particular design that hides the supporting structure of the staircase to give off the impression that the treads are floating or suspended in space. When designed and installed by an expert team of engineers, these designs are safe, functional and perfect for adding a wow factor to any site. With Active Metal, we can help to create a unique floating stair design that meets your needs and preferences. 

What are the benefits of floating stairs?

Floating stairs provide a range of benefits that make them a popular choice in commercial buildings. To start, they are visually impressive in that the supporting structure is minimised from view, creating the illusion of the structure floating in mid-air. These designs may maximise work space by removing physical obstructions that can otherwise get in the way of the staircase. 

Where can floating staircases be installed?

Floating staircases can be installed in any site that has enough room for the structure and there is either a stable adjoining wall or the space to build one. If you are designing a fit out or new commercial building, then it’s best to discuss your requirements with an experienced team of engineers to see if floatings stairs are the best fit. At Active Metal, we’re more than happy to answer any question you may have about the design and building process. 

What materials can floating stairs be made of?

A variety of different materials can be used to construct floating stairs. This can include a combination of timber, steel, stainless steel and glass. The final build will depend on what preferences you have and what visual finish you want.