Staircase Timbers

Given the floating nature of the staircase, the timber treads form a crucial part of the structural requirement.  Therefore the stair can only be produced in hardwood.  As it is a bespoke product there is a wide variety of different woods to choose from which can be supplied to site with a matt lacquer finish, oiled or left raw for on site finishing.  Treads and stringers are 42mm as standard and are formed with blocks of solid wood laminated together against the grain for strength.  With some of the timbers we also offer a ‘ parquet’ option which is a slightly more economical way to produce.  The parquet timber is formed with even smaller blocks of solid wood – very much like a parquet floor.

Have a look below at the different timber options for our floating timber staircase.

Standard Features

Staircase Tread

42mm Tread and Stringer

The staircase can be produced with thicker treads but 42mm is the minimum for stability.

Newel Posts

160x42mm or 80x80mm Newels

The 160mm handrail is the same measurements as the handrail but you have the option of post tops with the 80 x 80mm post.

Staircase Handrail

160 x 42mm Handrail

To be able to support the spindles into the handrail sufficiently the handrail is slightly deeper than standard yet only 42mm wide.


Stainless or Timber Spindles

Spindles can be polished or brushed stainless, powder coated or timber to match the staircase.


Mini Riser infills

Small separate infill pieces come as standard on each stair to reduce the gap between the treads.

Factory Timber Finishing

Factory Finished

All stairs are supplied in a water based matt lacquer or oiled unless a client has a desire to finish on site.

Optional Features

As each application is different, each customer is different and being a custom made product we do offer a number of non standard options to enhance the staircase.

curved wooden handrail

Curved Handrail

A stunning option available with the quarter and half turn flights.  The handrail is formed in a twist to a radius creating a grand swooping effect.  Beautiful to look at and to use.


Landing Balustrade

The vast majority of clients require some matching landing balustrade upstairs.  This is supplied to length and normally with matching spindles or glass infill panels.


L-Shaped Downstands

Instead of the standard infill pieces to reduce the riser gap we have the option to provide an L shaped step with an integrated downstand.  This gives the impression of a thicker tread from the front and a nice L shaped detail from the side.


Non Slip Nosing

There are two options to add a non slip nosing detail to the front of each tread.  We have the embedded stainless steel strips protruding 0.5mm from the step or we offer the ‘non slip milling’ option which involves two groves cut to the front of the step.

staircase projects

Staircase Projects

View our extensive range of completed projects with pictures and description of the wooden staircase along with the location.

staircase gallery

Staircase Gallery

Have a look at our inspirational gallery to see our floating timber staircase in all manner of settings.