In the Middle Ages, spiral staircases have been a fixture in castles and fortresses and were used for defensive purposes. Their stage necessarily adhered to the wall, and the coils are always curled up in a clockwise direction, thus limiting the motion forward right hand in which he held a blade or a spear.
Nowadays, spiral staircases have undergone structural changes and become more comfortable and more beautiful. They long ago lost their military importance, and are now one of the main elements of the stylish decor home. The presence in the room an elegant spiral staircase creates a feeling of a fairy tale, like transferring the world of the romantic Middle Ages. Neutral modern house, which has a computer, air conditioner, heaters, electric wall and other household appliances, spiral staircase turns into a real castle, and what could be better than to enjoy life in his own royal palace?
These stairs can be installed in any house or multilevel apartment: it can be built into a corner, to make adjacent to the wall inside or outside the room and even set in the center of the room, it will look very unusual and beautiful.
There are two types of spiral staircases:
The First – with a central supporting bearing element (column). The Steps in this model can be installed on the console, which is fixed on one side of the supporting column. There are stairs that step the narrow side are attached to the support column and broad – based on helical string or wall.
The Second – without a central support column. These stairs are performed on the rail bolts.
The supporting columns of spiral staircases made of metal, wood, concrete, natural stone, and even special high-strength glass. Bearing designs and patterns in the string, usually made of steel. Stairs may be made of wood, glass, acrylic, natural stone, stair railings also often made of steel or wood. Very beautiful forged metal railings.
In addition to the decorative appearance, spiral staircases have another very valuable feature – they save space in the room. Therefore, if the area of the house or apartment is small, and furniture, as well as household appliances and Electric water heater for the house, take up very much space, choosing the stairs should give preference to a spiral design that can be integrated into a small opening.
Compared with the mid-flight, spiral staircases are not very convenient for transportation. The steepness of the steps is higher than in the stairway. Moreover, they are twisted in a spiral and narrow. In helical structures, as opposed to marching, no intermediate site, where you can stop and rest, so they are not suitable for the elderly. As such stairs need to move with caution so as not to fall. Therefore, if the floor space allows, it is recommended, along with a screw, install a stairway.
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Compactness- This structure takes up very little space and saves on space, which is very good for small spaces.
Affordable- Compared with the spiral stairway need much less material, and hence its price will be much less.
Cost- If you do a spiral staircase with his hands, then leave to build a little material, which means that you will save your family budget.
Appearance- Spiral staircases increase the height of the house. In addition, in our time, many interesting designs, which are suitable for any interior. Then your staircase will be a true ornament of the house.
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