Some tips from our designers

Stairs have been designed for thousands of years, not only as a link between floors, but also as a strengthening of the inherent feeling of the home. In today’s new buildings the stairs are increasingly regarded as a handsome piece of furniture, placed centrally in the building. This naturally makes aesthetic demands and requires thought in the choice of staircase.

A very important question that has to be considered is the design of the other furnishings and fittings. Choice of floor, for example, is often very significant. An oak floor signals a particular feeling that it may be desirable to repeat in the choice of wood for the stairs. Or perhaps to create exciting contrasts it may be preferable to offset the dark floor with a much lighter stair colour.

With the aid of paint, glaze/stain and various combinations of material other furnishings in the home may be echoed in the staircase. If the staircase is to be directly adjacent to a kitchen of oiled birch, then why not build it of the same material. Or why not combine it with polished steel spindles and steel orbs on the newels, or perhaps finish the strings in white.

Anything is possible, and as there is not really any single correct answer; the only limits are those of your own imagination.
The potential for combining material, colour and wood to create your own unique ATAB staircase is enormous.

Our unique picture library gives a selection of stair fittings all designed to meet the wishes expressed by our customers. The range of variations is wide, but your individual design, to meet your personal requirements, remains for us to produce.