Parts of a Staircase (Illustrated Diagram)

Jun 19th
Glass staircase

Above is our customized illustrated chart showcasing the completely different components of a staircase.

Under are descriptions of every half.  See our sorts of staircases diagrams for extra data.

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The baluster are the spindles that maintain up the handrail.  The baluster additionally contributes to total design of the staircase.  You’ll be able to have extremely ornate balusters or easy/plain.

Instance of a ornate wood staircase baluster.

Instance of a staircase with plain sq. balusters.

Instance of a staircase with a metallic baluster.

Some staircases don’t have balusters. As a substitute they’ve stable sides, typically glass.  Right here’s an instance.

Instance of a staircase with out a baluster. This has a stable facet made of glass.

The handrail is the half that varieties the highest of the railing.  If the staircase has balusters, it sits on the balusters.

Most are constructed from wooden or metallic.  Some are extensive (5 to six inches) whereas others slender (2 inches).

34″ is the usual minimal peak.

The stringer is the portion that helps or ties-together the steps. It’s on the facet of the steps.  There are 2 stringers on a staircase.

For staircases which can be in opposition to the wall, there’s an open stringer which is uncovered and a closed stringer which is the wall or is constructed into the wall.

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The tread is the highest or flat step floor.  That is what you step on ascending or descending the staircase.

For properties, the tread is made of wooden often, however may be metallic and even glass.

As for the floor itself, hardwood, carpet, laminate, tile and even concrete is used.

Some staircases embody runners which is a strip of carpet down the middle of the steps which additionally flows down the middle of the treads.

Normal tread depth (i.e. from riser to finish of tread) is 10″.

The riser is the portion of the staircase that rises vertically.  It’s the face of the steps.  It’s often made of the identical materials because the tread.

Normal riser peak for residential dwelling staircases is 7.75″.

Whereas not indicated in our above staircase illustration, it’s the lip of the tread that extends past the highest of the riser.  It’s sometimes 1/2″ to 1″ lengthy.

Most constructing codes stipulate that stairs be at least 36″ extensive.

The newel is the principle publish at backside and prime that lends principal help for the handrail banister.

IMPORTANT: Whereas we set out staircase dimensions above, it is crucial you verify along with your the constructing code relevant to your jurisdiction for exact staircase dimensions.

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