Perfection at every step
Wooden lining brings not only warmth to a home, but it is also great for hiding any imperfections. A concrete structure is rarely produced with the desired precision, and there are also cases where the width/height ratio is not optimal. Any mistakes in the structure are quickly detected using a 3D scanner, allowing us to easily remedy them by adjusting the wooden lining.
Aesthetics and safety
The banisters, as part of the wooden lining, provide safety and support, and thanks to our approach they also complete the look of the entire staircase. There is practically an endless variety of materials and layouts available: the material of choice is usually wood, various types of metal or glass, while the shapes vary from those with the most prestigious balusters to minimalistic handrails attached to the wall.
Stair rise surfaces are the most exposed to dirt during use, but cleaning is difficult if they are concrete. When adding lining to a concrete structure, we therefore recommend adding riser panels in addition to the tread panels. The smooth surface of the wood will make cleaning much easier. For fans of contrast, the risers can also easily be painted white to produce the impression of white plaster – without making any compromises in terms of cleanliness.
Although the primary function of wall mouldings is to protect against dirt, their connecting function should not be overlooked. Having an uninterrupted line running from top to bottom of the stairs adds a certain softness to the staircase and brings the elements together into an integrated whole.
Self-supporting or concrete?
Even though it might seem at first glance that working with a concrete structure that needs only cladding will be easier and cheaper, this is not true. The price of making a wood-lined concrete structure does not differ much from the price of self-supporting stairs, but the latter offer more possibilities regarding implementation. This is why we always recommend self-supporting stairs at the decision-making stage.
Sometimes a new banister is all it takes to make an interior feel fresh again. We can make individual banisters or banisters in combination with wooden stairs. There are virtually no limits to the combinations of materials that can be had. Wood, metal (stainless steel, brass), glass, marble, rope… all can be used to create harmony and to improve the general ambiance of an interior space.
Most commonly used types of wood
We use both domestic and foreign types of wood for stairs.
When making the choice, we always consider the materials and style of the nearby furniture and floors, and to a large extent our decision is also based on the expected frequency of use of the staircase.
The most commonly chosen types of wood include oak, beech, cherry, maple, ash and walnut, which we source as much as possible from the domestic market.
Good to know
What else is important for the long durability of stairs?
Appropriate indoor climate is an essential condition for the long durability of wooden stairs.
Stairs made from solid wood do best in conditions that are generally recommended for living spaces: relative humidity of 45–60% and air temperatures of 20–23 degrees Celsius. When humidity is too low or too high, cracks and other deformations appear in the wood due to shrinkage and expansion.
How to properly care for wooden stairs?
To maintain the protective layer of the varnish or oiled surface, use the care products intended for this purpose.
In cases of greater wear of the varnish or oil, the surface must be restored by re-applying the surface protection material.
What is the right way to clean wooden stairs?
It is especially important that any sand and other small particles are regularly removed from the stairs, as they will damage their protective layer and the wood. Any liquid spills must also be wiped off from the stairs immediately.
For dry cleaning, use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush or a duster so as not to damage the protective layer on the surface of the stairs.
If wet cleaning is required, wipe the stairs with a soft damp cloth that is still dry enough to not leave any wet marks behind. You can also use a mild detergent that is suitable for wooden surfaces.
Steam cleaning of varnished and stained surfaces is not recommended, as it would damage the protective layer.