A staircase is basically a structural design that is made to bridge large vertical distances by converting it into smaller ones. It may include different types of stairs i.e. round, straight etc. Escalators and ladders can also be referred to as the staircases as well.
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Each Step of the staircase consists of tread, riser and nose.
- Tread is the part of the staircase that we step on. Depth of tread is measured from one edge of stair to the vertical riser and width is measured from one side to the other.
- Riser can be considered as the vertical distance between each of the tread on staircase. It is absent for open staircase.
- Nosing is the edgy part of tread that protrudes over the riser. The presence of nosing makes overlapping in the treads.
Staircase is made from different materials, one of them being the stone. Here we will take a deep look into the stone staircases.
Stone Staircase has this feature of being unique and also imposing & exclusive at the same moment. If used in museums and concert halls, it can give nonpareil look of elegance for the people. It can also be employed in homes, offices and shops to give magical look to your interior.
One of the factor of stone staircase if its uniqueness and that is something natural in it. Before stone being obtained from the quarries, it undergoes temperature as well as climate change that produces changing in the stone throughout. So, no two pieces of stone are ever the same.
Stone Cantilevered Stairs are much common yet hugely intriguing as well. Although being called cantilever stairs but they are not at all cantilevering. If they were cantilevering, treads would have tailed-in but they are not.
There are generally only three possible causes of failure of a well-constructed cantilever staircase:
- Accidental damage to an individual stone tread or group of treads
- Loss of rigidity either in the wall or between the treads
- Weakening by the cutting-in of new nosings.
Cracking may occur and cause of this is usually a sudden impact at a concentrated point, such as dropping a piece of heavy furniture onto the stairs. This defect can be removed by stitching cracks back together and the injection of resin around the dowels and in the cracks.
Now if all of these defects are absent, then the structure of stone is a thing to be admired because of its sound nature.