Designed to dominate the entrance foyers of larger homes, a geometric stair will usually follow a curved wall and sweep up from the ground floor using broad, gracious flowing lines. It can be constructed in traditional or contemporary styles to give an equally stunning effect.
Classic staircases that are designed and manufactured to the highest standards will never date.
Edwardian Stairs are traditionally heavy style of stair in stained or clear-coated hardwood, with large newel posts, closed stringers and simple, square design balusters. They can have quite decorative cappings and handrails, although Edwardian stairs are generally not as decorative as their Victorian or Georgian cousins/td>
A classic Georgian staircase uses clean flowing lines, simple turning shapes, most often cut stringers and is finished in paint with stained or beautifully polished continuous handrails fixed to continuous wrought iron or the more traditional ornate cast iron balusters.
Georgian staircases are positioned in a home's entry point, in a large stairwell and are designed for maximum visual impact. Traditionally in Georgian homes would have more than one staircase, in these homes the main staircase would sit above a stair leading the service areas or servant quarters. The service stairs were often made stone or concrete.
Georgian staircases are generous, spacious, and sizeable and have width.
Perhaps the first truly Australian style, Federation staircases are characterized by a square and solid feel, in particular through square newel posts and caps.
Balustrading often displays the subtle fretwork designs, and closed stringers are common. Timbers are usually given a clear or stained finish
Victorian staircases have a solid architecture style, strong on decoration, with large newel posts, elaborate turnings, and complex tread bracket designs. Elaborate handrail contours and patterns, handrails were often larger (80mm * 60mm) and continuous. Timbers are deep in colour, or are stained to a rich dark finish.
Characteristic to the Tuscan style are clean lines and strong visual elements such as steel balusters, cut stringers, with paint finishes that highlight clear-finished treads and continuous handrails.
Tuscan stairs were often tiled over concrete.