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5 Reasons To Use A Glass Staircase

Many of us do not understand the importance of a staircase, whether for safety or for a showstopping centrepiece; there are many different designs out there. When referring to a glass staircase, we are speaking about the elegant glass panelling on the bannister section. 

This particular type of staircase has become increasingly popular in recent years to really give a modern look to a home. We have taken a look at five reasons why you should consider using a glass staircase in your home. 

Safety

Glass staircase with lighting

You may think that glass is fragile and wouldn’t be well suited to keep you safe. However, now that there is a large range of shatter-resistant glass available, it makes it a great choice. The type of glass used on a staircase is thick and toughened, making it completely safe for use in your home. 

It will take extreme pressure to break this type of glass as it can often be as strong as steel. As such, even if this type of glass did break, the glass shards would not be sharp, making it perfect for busy homes where children may be present. 

Design

One of the most attractive features of a glass staircase is, of course, its design. Especially for those who are looking for a modern addition to their home, glass can bring plenty of light and become a stunning feature. Glass is an extremely versatile material, and due to the fact it is transparent, it can give the illusion of light and space!

Additionally, glass often works well with any other type of material due to its versatility; so, it can work with old and new homes. Stone, metal and wood can all be used when incorporating glass into the staircase.  

Light

As already briefly mentioned, a glass staircase will instantly brighten up a room. If your staircase lies in a part of your home which has not got a lot of access to natural light, a glass staircase may be a great option. Glass railings will not block any light and will enhance sunlight. 

When a glass balustrade is installed in a room with windows, it will create a very modern, airy interior, as natural light is allowed to flow freely within the space, unlike with traditional railings and borders that block light.

Easy to Keep Clean

Not only does a glass staircase look incredible, but they are also easy to clean. All you will need is a soft microfibre cloth and some window spray to ensure they stay smear-free. 

If any scratches do happen, then it can easily be restored with special polish to restore the glass which is a big advantage when compared to wood balustrades.

Modern Interior

One of the biggest benefits of having a glass staircase is the fact it brings sophistication with a modern atmosphere. This can also be a great selling point if you choose to sell your home, as this type of feature will definitely attract many buyers.

Here at ANY Weld, we are steel staircase fabricators and work on a number of different projects all across the UK, including incredible glass staircases. If you are interested in using any of our services or simply have some questions on what we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch, so give us a call today on 01271 860794. Alternatively, you can drop us an email at [email protected] or head over to our social media channels to discover more of who we are and what we do.