The Advantages of Using Glass In A Staircase

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Choosing the material for your staircase can be a tough decision. The right choice can help to accentuate the most beautiful features of your space, illuminating the luxurious feel and texture of the staircase and enhancing the interior style you so carefully designed.
The wrong choice can make your space feel claustrophobic, small and uncomfortable, hiding all of the best features and casting a shadow on an otherwise elegant decor.

With so many textures, colours and styles to choose from, it can often be an overwhelming process trying to pick the perfect one…so why not let us help you decide? We choose glass!

What are the benefits of using glass in a staircase?

A stunning glass staircase in your home, office or building is a truly iconic centrepiece, and certainly a talking point for guests and visitors. Naturally shiny and reflective, glass stairs are a gleaming architectural gem, making your space feel polished and clean without you having to lift a finger.

Speaking of cleaning, glass is one of the easiest materials to maintain, as unlike wood, it doesn’t require staining, painting or varnishing to keep it looking good. A simple wipe down can help to keep your glass staircase sparkling, making it a great addition to a busy or time-short household.

The upkeep of your staircase is also minimal, with the reinforced glass lasting longer and being stronger than alternative materials. As it doesn’t scratch, chip or dent easily, it’s one of the most durable options on the market for central staircases.

A glass staircase is also a great option for smaller spaces as the transparent steps naturally let in more light, making your rooms appear bigger and taller. They can open up your space to the morning sunlight, and gently reflect sunsets into your room, allowing the space to feel airy and breathable without opening windows or doors.

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What if it doesn’t match my existing style?

One of the most favourable features of a glass staircase is its colourless form, keeping it from clashing with any other colours or patterns in the room. Where wood or steel are rich in colour and texture, glass simply reflects your style and opens up more light to illuminate it better.

There isn’t a colour palette out there that doesn’t go with glass, meaning that no matter your dream design style, your staircase won’t stick out like a sore thumb.

However, if you choose to incorporate your staircase as a feature piece, there are so many design styles that can compliment a glass structure. A modern, trendy choice, you have the opportunity to play around with a big range of colours and styles, without worrying about any clashing shades.

Glass staircases are set to be one of the most popular interior design trends of 2020, so why not get ahead of the crowd and pick yours today?

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Have you visited our London Showroom yet?

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Sometimes it can be hard finding inspiration for your next architectural project. Perhaps you’ve got an idea for a grand, sweeping staircase you just can’t visualise or are considering adding a balcony to your upper floors?

The Canal Architecture London Showroom is based in Islington’s Business Design Centre, full of beautiful and elegant samples of work for your browsing. With some of our finest design pieces on show, visitors can view intricate architecture in the form of staircases, ironwork, balconies and signage for both residential and commercial buildings.

From open risers to bespoke ironwork, our Showroom gives you the opportunity to find their dream designs and visualise them in a real space. Not just for home and business owners, the Showroom is engineered to provide contractors, architects, artists and designers with a creative and innovative space to experience our unique styles of work.

Our knowledgeable Showroom staff will also be able to walk you around some of our displays and answer any questions you might have on our products. We aim to make as many of our products customisable, with a big selection of materials, fabrics and designs to choose from – letting you have full control over your perfect installation.

If you would like to chat with one of our team about your dream designs, we advise you pre-book an appointment by calling 0207 2886112 or dropping us an email at canal@canalengineering.co.uk

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To discuss your next architectural project and to receive expert advice, please contact the Canal Architectural Team; you’ll be glad you did!

Call: +44 (0) 115 986 6321 or Email Us

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At Canal Architectural we have over 30 years experience in designing bespoke metalwork solutions for the commercial sector. From high-end staircases to bespoke architectural metalwork for commercial and public spaces including offices, universities, restaurants, theatres and retail outlets. Our greatest strength lies in turning your design brief into reality and we’ve supplied some unique metalwork…