Whether you are remodeling an existing home or making a new home purchase more your style, it is always an exciting adventure, and yet a stressful quest. The carpeted staircase is something you absolutely need to change. The carpet is dingy and worn, but you are thinking something more elegant. You have plenty of options for revamping the staircase!
Silver State Floor Restoration would like to offer you a few fresh ideas for your staircase.
Cleaning & Caring for Hardwood Stairs
Traditionally speaking, wood staircases are a durable material. With versatility, wood staircases can be painted in a wide range of styles or stained and finished. If you appreciate the look of hardwood staircases, but appreciate the softer texture of carpet, having hardwood staircases with an accenting carpet runner is a great compromise.
Pros of Hardwood Stair Care: Versatility, durability, easily cleaned and maintained.
Cons of Hardwood Stair Care: Depending on the staircase, cost could be high, especially if the staircase is more custom built. If someone should trip or slip on the stairs, wood is not very forgiving, and could contribute to injury. Scratches and dents could happen frequently in high traffic homes, and would need maintaining more frequently.
Cleaning & Caring Tile & Grout Stairs
Another popular material used on stairs, the diverse styles appeal to many. Artistic mosaic tiles or terrazzo, or stone and ceramic tiles can add just the right amount of charm to your staircase.
Pros of Tile & Grout Stairs: Easily cleaned and maintained. Plenty of style options.
Cons of Tile & Grout Stairs: Prone to more slipping accidents. Can be heavy, and stair structure may not support the weight.
Cleaning Natural Stone Stairs
The stone surfaces are becoming more and more popular, with many options to choose from. Very durable and stylish.
Pros of Natural Stone Stairs: Daily cleaning is easy. Many aesthetic options. Very durable for high traffic homes.
Cons of Natural Stone Stairs: Very heavy material, may not be structural safe. Depending on the stone chosen, the surface could be extremely slippery.