A Little about Custom Made Spiral Staircases

A Little about Custom Made Spiral Staircases

A spiral staircase can go as high as you want; it consists of a certain number of stairs arranged in a circular fashion around a central point, which is the main support of the staircase as you go higher. Building custom spiral staircases is Boston Ironworks’ specialty.

Types of Spiral Staircases

The first thing you need to know is that there are two types of spiral staircases- ones that are used indoors and outdoors. If you are looking to get custom spiral staircases made to your specifications, they must look aesthetically appealing if the installation is inside the house. If it’s going to be installed outdoors, then it should be able to withstand the harsh oppressive sun and the bitter cold winters; at the same time it should look great. Another tidbit- if you want to get off in the same way you approach the stairs you would need 12 treads or steps on your spiral staircase, giving it a 360° turn.

Materials used

An indoor spiral staircase would be best made of steel or forged iron:

  • Steel spiral staircases are best sellers because they are customizable as well as very economical. This kind of spiral staircase can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. There are plenty of options for you to choose when it comes to handrails and tread or step covers
  • The second option is forged iron; this material has been in use since the early Victorian ages. The forged iron spiral staircase, instantly adds an old world charm to your home décor.

On the other hand, exterior or outdoor custom spiral staircases should be built to endure weather changes. You do not want to be paying a hefty maintenance for the upkeep of the spiral staircase.

This is why you need to have the installation made from galvanized steel, which gets a coating of zinc that protects it from corrosion. Another material used for an outdoor spiral staircase is aluminum which is powder coated; like galvanized steel it will be a 100 years before you need to even think of any maintenance whatsoever.

Ready to order?

We at Boston Ironworks build spiral stairs that go as high and as fancy as your need. Call 617 657 3117 and tell us what your custom spiral staircases requirement is. Contact us and we will design a spiral staircase for you, just give us your finished floor-to-finished floor height.

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