What you need to know about Timber stairs

Timber staircases stand out as a top choice in the realm of staircase design, whether you're drawn to the allure of wooden treads or the allure of exquisitely crafted balustrades. The introduction of wooden stairs infuses a property with a warm and timeless ambiance, instantly captivating observers with the allure of stunning timber.

For those contemplating the incorporation of timber stairs into their homes, here's a comprehensive overview that covers everything you need to know.

Why opt for a Timber Staircase?

The appeal of timber staircases lies in their aesthetic charm and the multitude of advantages they offer. There's an undeniable beauty in the natural characteristics of wood, showcasing unique details ranging from intricately hand-carved newel posts to elegantly rounded stair nosing.

Timber stairs seamlessly complement various materials, including glass, stone, or metal, facilitating a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary design elements. Whether you opt for an all-wood staircase or combine it with other materials, the result can be a stunning and distinctive addition to your home, imparting a classic authenticity to your decor.

Selecting the Right Wood for Timber Stairs

Choosing the best type of wood for your timber staircase involves considering factors such as budget and desired appearance. Softwoods like hemlock and pine are often favoured for their affordability and ease of painting and staining. On the other hand, hardwoods such as oak, ash, and walnut, while carrying a higher price tag, exude a luxurious feel and demand minimal maintenance.

When making this decision, consult with your staircase designer to explore samples of various wood types, allowing you to gauge their appearance and note different shades. You can tailor your choice to warm or light hues based on the desired effect within your interiors.

Timber for Floating Staircases

The inherent strength of wood makes it a versatile choice for staircases of all shapes and sizes, including those designed for both small and large spaces. Floating stairs, a contemporary favourite for many homeowners, can be enhanced with timber treads, creating an open and airy living space. Timber's robust nature ensures the necessary support for floating stair designs, making it suitable for straight cantilever stairs, helical staircases, and other practical configurations.

Request a staircase consultation now 

To embark on the journey of designing and constructing the perfect timber staircase for your home, reach out to the expert team at Ovoms. Specialising in creating beautiful staircases using quality materials, we help clients through the entire process, from conceptualisation to realisation. Utilising 3D computerised models, Ovoms allows you to visualise the wooden stairs seamlessly integrated into your property. 

For more advice, speak to our staircase experts at Ovoms. We operate across the UK. To get in touch, please call 020 3667 3330 or email sales@ovoms.com.