Looking to increase the value of your home whilst adding real wow-factor? Glass staircases offer a contemporary and stylish solution with the bonus of making your space appear larger.
However, there’s a misconception that glass is not particularly versatile – but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In this blog, we’ll show you five of the different ways in which you can incorporate glass into your staircase design.
1. Embedded glass panel staircase
An embedded glass staircase offers an elegant style with clean, beautiful lines. This streamlined look eliminates the need for brackets and can vastly improve the appearance of your entire home.
Embedded glass staircases look particularly stunning when paired with carpeted treads and a feature step, providing a warm and inviting look.
2. Clamped glass panel staircase
For a touch more detail, brass or stainless steel clamps can be used to secure our toughened 10mm safety glass in position.
It’s common practice to select clamps for your clamped glass staircase that match your other fixtures and fittings, such as door handles, to add a feeling of continuity throughout your home.
3. Frameless glass panel staircase
The third way in which glass staircase panels can be used is by choosing to completely eliminate the handrails and newel posts. This requires expert design and installation but, when done correctly, will result in a stunning staircase with ultramodern style.
4. Glass spindle staircase
Glass panels are not the only way in which you can incorporate glass into your staircase. A new twist on contemporary glass balustrades, glass spindles are installed in the same way as embedded glass staircase panels, but with the exposed edges of the spindles providing a crystal-like sparkle.
5. Glass staircase downstands
Open tread staircases have an open vertical space between adjacent treads. This construction offers unobstructed views between each step.
However, to comply with safety legislation, downstands must be used, so that the gap between treads is not too large.
This leads us to another way in which glass can be incorporated into your staircase. Glass downstands can be used in place of timber ones, allowing for more light flow.
Speak to us about glass staircase design
Here at Abbott Wade, we’ve been designing and installing beautiful staircases across the UK for over 25 years.
If you’d like to discuss your ideas for glass staircase design with our experts, don’t hesitate to get in touch.