With the booming popularity of open living, the staircase has advanced to become a focal point in the house. From being solely an object for usage, staircases have transformed into designer pieces. It is therefore no surprise that over the last few years trends have developed in the area of staircase design. Wood as a natural material is highly popular at the moment, but safety is also becoming ever more important when it comes to building staircases. Here is an overview of the five most important staircase trends in 2016:
Trend 1: Seamless design
When the flooring blends seamlessly into the staircase, it not only looks elegant, but makes the room look more spacious, too. The floor’s surface extends seamlessly along the staircase, creating a unified look that gives it a modern, lavish and prestigious appearance. Interior designers often use self-levelling screed for minimalist styles. Now, the use of wood is becoming more and more popular, as it looks particularly noble and harmonious when parquet flows up or down the staircase, in other words, when the stair treads and risers are panelled with wood or even made completely out of wood. Additionally, wood as a natural building material creates a more comfortable atmosphere than the cool, grey concrete look of self-levelling screed.