The strength of the materials we use and the level of input we encourage from our customers make our wooden staircase design service a firm favourite amongst prospective clients. We use real oak to make our staircases, complete with unique grains and colours, the most beautiful wooden staircase options around. Whether you prefer a more rustic look or a stately polished style, we can fulfil your aesthetic aspirations without a problem.
Normally, you might think of wooden staircases as commonplace in older and more traditional homes. This is certainly true, but wood is popular in homes in the modern day, too. For a cutting-edge finish, it’s possible to pair classic wood with other materials such as glass or metal to create a trendier look. If this idea takes your fancy, be sure to check out our selection of contemporary staircase designs.
Painted wooden staircases
Here at Abbott Wade, we understand that whilst many of our customers prefer the look of a natural wooden staircase, others may choose a painted finish. This is why all our painted wooden staircases come pre-finished. Regardless of whether you opt for a clear lacquer, or a bespoke stain, you can leave it to our experts to provide you with the wooden staircase of your dreams.
We can offer any of our wooden staircases in a full painted finish if that’s your preference, as well as any combination of oak or sapele handrails with painted spindles. The latter option provides a striking appearance and ensures that your handrail lasts for years with only minimal maintenance. This is because if the handrail is left unpainted, there will be no chips or scratches in the paint caused by jewellery. Protecting your painted wooden staircase against general wear and tear is a shrewd option, which will ensure you get the most out of your investment.
Sapele is a sustainable alternative to mahogany with a similar appearance. When combined with white painted wooden spindles, a sapele wooden staircase can bring a period feel to homes of any age.
Abbott Wade also offer the option of a continuous volute handrail with all of our painted wooden staircases. Along with ball newel caps, this will add a real touch of grandeur to any hallway and staircase design.
Bespoke wooden staircase design
If you haven’t seen the ultimate wooden staircase design that you desire on our website or via our brochure, then why not create your own? Our bespoke service allows you to combine your desired staircase style, including your choice of balusters, all with a custom stain finish. Each of our wooden staircases are sprayed and hardened to achieve a high-quality end product, so your tailored design is sure to last.
Before any work begins on your wood staircase, we will discuss every option and lay out each step of the process with the most important person – you, the customer! We want you to be confident in the final design choices and assured that the end product will be exactly what you have envisioned during the consultations with our team.
What are the different types of wooden staircase?
The type of material you’d like your staircase to be made from is only the first of many design decisions. You’ve got your heart set on a beautiful wooden staircase, but the next thing to consider is the shape of the stairs.
The type of wooden staircase you choose will depend not only on your taste, but also on the size and style of your home and what will work best for your family and lifestyle.
Wooden staircases come in many configurations, ranging from straightforward designs through to more elaborate layouts. Here’s a little information about each of the most popular types of wooden staircase.
As the name implies, this is a straight flight of wooden stairs without any changes in direction.
Similar to the classic straight style, these are sometimes called quarter-turn staircases. They feature a single landing, which allows the stairs to make a 90 degree turn to the right or left.
A winder wooden staircase is similar to the L-shape, but features a set of winders in place of a landing. Winders are treads that are larger on one side than the other, enabling the stairs to turn in the desired direction. A winder wooden staircase usually saves more space than its L-shaped counterpart.
U-shaped staircases are often seen in office blocks and hotels. A landing separates two flights that run parallel to each other, causing a 180 degree turn in the wooden staircase.
A spiral wooden staircase can add interest to your home, and also save on square footage. This style of staircase is centred around a single pole, and the compact design is ideal for smaller spaces.
Curved wooden staircases can be very striking in appearance, as they feature no landings. Instead, the stairs follow the banister in a continuous curve.
Open tread wooden staircases, sometimes called floating staircases, provide your home with an airy and spacious feel. This is because the riser between each step is left open, allowing for more light flow.
Alternating tread staircase
If space in your home is at a premium, then it may be worth considering an alternating tread wooden staircase. Also known as paddle stairs, these space-saving stairs feature a steeper gradient, so they need less space for the same amount of treads.
If you’re looking for the grandest staircase that money can buy, then a bifurcated wooden staircase will be perfect for you. A good example of this type of wooden staircase is the famous one from the movie Titanic. As they are so large, bifurcated wooden stairs are only really suited to very large homes. They start as a single flight and split into two separate flights that go in opposite directions.
The best type of wooden staircase for your home will depend upon your lifestyle, taste, and budget. To help you choose the best staircase design for you, we recommend that you discuss your options with our experts, who will be happy to talk you through some wooden staircase design ideas. Get in touch today to find out more.
Wooden staircase cost
The cost of installing a wooden staircase in your home can vary significantly, depending upon several factors. For example, do you need the whole staircase replacing, or just the balustrades? What type of wood would you like your balustrades to be made from? How many steps do you have, and how many flights? Would you like an elegant feature step? These are the type of questions we’ll ask you when you get in touch, in order to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for wooden staircase installation.
Speak to us about wooden staircase design today
If you have your eye on a wooden staircase from Abbott-Wade and would like to find out more, or if you have any other enquiries about our services, be sure to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team.
Our staircase experts are reachable via telephone on 01744 634 442 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get in touch by filling out our online form today.