Published at Monday, November 13th 2017. by Lelia Wood in Model Staircase.
If you have ever walked into a home with a handmade hardwood staircase you know the impact one can have. Whether it is a spiral staircase in the middle of the entranceway or a typical staircase along a wall, nothing says craftsmanship like hardwood.
When building a home, decisions must be made as to what materials should be used. Choosing hardwood will always be the correct choice, as it is durable and in the hands of someone with true knowledge of wood working, can be transformed into a wonderful hardwood staircase.
Even the higher end homes began to be made with these carpeted staircases and the need for the craftsmen became less and less. Cost began to win out over craftsmanship, and the savings was passed on to the homeowner.
As machinery began to make it easier and cheaper to produce standard lumber, and carpeting became more common, more and more homes began to be made with carpeted staircases, making the decorative hardwood staircase almost obsolete.
While traditional staircases are usually located in areas where one side of it is on a wall and its pretty easy to hang art or framed pictures on that wall, staircases arent always configured that way. Spiral staircases usually hang from the ceiling, sometimes even at the center of the room.
The other benefit that will almost always outweigh the cost is the durability of the wooden staircases. These staircases will last as long as the home, usually with limited maintenance. As with most things the quality and durability will usually make the extra cost nominal.