Staircase comes in various styles and designs that can be chosen depend on your home style. When planning to build a staircase, you need to know all the parts of a staircase you want to build. It may help you to easier measure and plan your staircase building. So, what are the parts of a staircase?
The parts of a staircase can be started from the tread and the riser. The tread is the horizontal surface that is stepped on while the riser is the vertical part that forms the face of the tread. The width of a tread should depend on the width of a staircase. The thickness is usually the same thickness as the floor. The next is bullnose, the starting step at the bottom of the stairs. It makes a baluster to be built wider as a stable base for the handrails’ ends. The supports for the risers and tread are stringers. They comes in pair or single on the either sides of the stairs. It has two parts, inner and outer. The inner attached to the wall and the outer part is on the other side of stairs. The guards that hold up the handrail are the spindles and they usually come with ornate or plain. The spindles are the safety of a staircase since they prevent people from falling. The top of spindles is the handrail that used as a grip when people go up and down. The handrail can be found on both sides or either side of the steps depends on the style of a staircase. The handrail supported by newel posts at the bottom of the steps. The resting place of a staircase that changes the direction of a staircase is the landing. It gives access to the next floor from the staircase. The last is the curtail, the starting step at the bottom of a staircase that curves around the side of a staircase.
Those are some parts of a staircase that work to bring you up and down. So, they should be considered the material and the durability to guarantee the safety of a staircase.
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