Top 6 Stair Surface Options For Your Home

Illuminated Wooden stairs with glass and concrete wall sidings.

If you are planning to renovate your home or construct a new one, you should give attention to every area of the house. Like other spaces, the stairs are also an important feature of your house and you should use the best materials to construct it. There are several options available when it comes to choosing the surface of the stairs. Here we are going to discuss some of the options.

Engineer going up unfinished stairs.

 

Wood

It will give you a luxurious feel when you use wood to construct the surface of the stairs. It is a very popular surface material for its durability and elegance. It can easily go along with the rest of the things in the house, like the walls and furniture. You can use creative angles to make unique designs for your staircase.

Modern wooden stairs with stainless steel railing - functional modern architectural art for your home.

Modern wooden stairs with stainless steel railing – functional modern architectural art for your home.

Carpet

It is also a very popular choice for stairs. It can easily coordinate with the rooms of the house and can blend easily with the rest of the house as you go from one level of the house to the other. When choosing the carpet you should consider the type of fiber and construction. However, carpets can wear out easily and trap dirt very often. So, you might need to clean them frequently. Carpet runners can be an alternative to carpet. It has both the features of carpet and hardwood or laminate.

Tiles or natural stone

This surface material is very durable and requires less maintenance. You can get these in various sizes, shapes, and colors. However, it might not be the best option if you have children at home. In case of an accident, you might get severely hurt as the tiles or natural stones are very hard.

 

Sturdy and expensive marble staircase with steel railings.

Sturdy and expensive marble staircase with steel railings adds a luxurious touch to the home.

 

Natural Stone Staircase. Adds elegance and texture to a home.

Natural Stone Staircase. Adds elegance and texture to a home.

Combination

You can also use a combination of different surface materials for your stairs. For example, you can combine wood with tiles to create a colorful and dramatic look.

Laminate

This is a cost-effective alternative to the wood surface. It will look like wood but you can get it at a lower price. This type of surface is scratch resistant. So, with pets in the house, this can be a good option as the marks from their claws won’t affect the surface. Cleaning these surfaces is also very easy.

Tiles

Tiles will give a modern look at your staircase.You can get various styles and colors of tiles. These are scratch resistant and durable. However, tiles can cause slipping; so it is better to use textured tiles.

Tiled Stairs - beautiful mosaics or plain rustic designs make these stairs pop out.

Tiled Stairs – beautiful mosaics or plain rustic designs make these stairs pop out.

Before selecting a surface material for your stairs you should consider how often you are going to use the stairs, how many people are there in the house, whether there are pets or children, cost, home décor, and other factors. All these are great choices for stair surfaces; you just need to pick one according to your preference.