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Types of Stair Treads
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There are a variety of stair treads – they can be made with different types of wood and can be tiled with many material options. Learn all about stair treads in this article.

Standard Stair Angle
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When building a staircase you will need to decide on an appropriate stair angle. This is important because it greatly impacts the overall safety of the stairs, since the stair angle will dictate both the depth of the treads and the height of the risers.

Exterior Stair Code Requirements
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An exterior stair should have a stair tread with a minimum width of 36 inches, and a minimum depth of 10 inches. The riser in residential and commercial premises must have a minimum height of 4 inches and a maximum height of 7.75 inches.

Stair Head Clearance
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Stair head clearance is a subject that needs to be thought carefully about if you are building your own home or if you are adding a staircase to the property. If you are converting your attic into a room and will be installing a staircase to access the new attic space, or if you’re replacing an old damaged staircase with a new one, then you need to be aware of the rules and guidelines surrounding stair head clearance.

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Typically, spiral staircase sizes vary with the smallest standard spiral staircase having a diameter measurement of 3 feet 6 inches and a walking path width measurement of 17 inches to the largest standard spiral staircase with a diameter measurement of 6 feet and a walking path width measurement of 32 inches.

How Close Can Stairs be to the Front Door?
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If you are remodeling your home or planning the layout for a building project, then you’re going to need to think about where the stairs need to be in relation to the front door. Here we will look at the regulations regarding stairs and front doors, as well as the practical and style considerations you might want to think about.

9 Beautiful Stair Trim Ideas to Highlight Your Staircase
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A staircase is more than just a functional addition to a home. It serves to enhance the interior beauty and stand out. Since we spend a lot of time going up and down the stairs every day, it makes sense to give this creation an attractive makeover.

Staircase Wall Color Combination Ideas
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The decor style used on a staircase is an important, yet often overlooked, part of designing your home’s interior. The staircase in some properties is on view as soon as somebody steps into the foyer or entrance hallway, and therefore will be one of the first impressions visitors get of the house. The staircase links the upstairs to the downstairs, so it’s a good way to introduce people to the type of style they can expect in the upper rooms of your home, working as a sort of transition space between the two. Here we look at staircase wall color combination ideas for a stylish stairway.

Should Stairs Match the Flooring that’s Upstairs or Downstairs?
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If you are renovating your staircase, you are likely to face the decision of choosing between matching the stair flooring to either the downstairs or the upstairs of the home. This will be an easy call if your upstairs and downstairs both have the same flooring, but in many homes, the upstairs and downstairs flooring will be different.

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The size of your entryway rug will be determined in part by the size of your entryway. You will also need to consider other factors, such as the type of rug you want and how much floor space you want to be showing.

Best Coir Doormat
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Doormats may be a humble and often-overlooked household item, but there’s no denying that they can keep our carpets and floors looking cleaner. With a good quality doormat, you can prevent dirt from shoes, boots, and flip-flops from getting to your home. 

Stair Dimensions
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Building codes are strictly implemented to make sure that all people, especially the elderly and children, will be safe. When constructing stairs, you also need to follow a set of rules to make the stairs long-lasting. As such, you have to follow the standard measurements for every part of the staircase. So, what are the various stair dimensions?