The modern steel staircase has many different elements, including curved pieces, varying textures, and other unique features. Let Midwest Iron teach you more about the commercial applications of modern steel stairs.
Staircases with Curved Lines
The fabrication of modern steel stairs with curves takes precision, focus, and a lot of pre-planning. The curved modern steel stairs at the UW Health Center in Madison, WI are a modern design. The goal was to get the stairs in close tolerance to the curved wall and make everything go as smoothly as possible.
The unique features of this modern stair design are stainless steel stair risers, curves to match the curve of the building, and stone travertine stair treads. Pre-engineering of the stairs is important for fabrication. Expert fabricators weld the steel risers and pans in the shop close tolerances so the installation runs smoothly for the ironworkers.
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Style and Texture
Two major elements of any modern steel staircase are style and texture. Traditionally, a steel stair pan is filled with concrete. This stone travertine step provides naturally occurring color and texture. The natural look of the stone is juxtaposed with the industrial look of the custom-fabricated steel grid riser. The modern curved stair helps soften a building’s impact and gives a more grounded connection to nature.