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Types of Stairs

Closed Stringer: wall on both sides of the stairs or the stringer is notched to conceal the edge of the tread and riser

 

Open Stringer on Right/Left: no wall on right/left side of the staircase looking up.  The wall on the right/left is located under the stringer exposing the edge of the tread and spindles are placed right on the treads.

 

Winders:  Winders are steps that are narrower on one side than the other. They are used to change the direction of the stairs without landings. A series of winders form a circular or spiral stairway. When three steps are used to turn a 90° corner, the middle step is called a kite winder.

 

Cantilevered stairs:  each tread is independently supported from the wall, there are no risers and the guard is minimized for a minimalist effect.

 

Floating stairs:  the stairs appear to be floating; risers are typically open to emphasize the open effect. There may be only one stringer or the stringers otherwise minimized. Where building codes allow, there may not even be handrails.

 

Circular or Helical Stairs:  curved along a consistent radius but does not have a central pole and there is a handrail on both sides. These have the advantage of a more uniform tread width compared to the spiral staircase. Commonly confused with spiral stair.

 

Spiral Stairs:  wind around a central pole, typically having a handrail on the outer side only.  A spiral stair is very space efficient but most building codes limit their use

STAIR TYPES

Closed Risers

Open & Closed Stringer

Closed Risers

Closed Stringer both sides

Closed Risers

Open Stringer both sides

Open Risers

Closed Stringer both sides

Open Risers

Open Stringer both sides

STAIR STRINGERS

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