Hardwood Stairs Columbus Ohio
Knowledgeable in All Facets of Stair Building
Hardwood stairs are a combination of structural elements, balustrades, newels, skirt boards, handrails, risers, and treads.
Stairway Systems Have Been Around for Over 8000 Years
The craft of building stairs dates to 6000 B.C. and was developed as an addition to the outside of a building. Staircases quickly became superior defensive positions in these early buildings and by the eleventh century, the narrow interior stairway was developed in England. it is said that these first interior stairways took into account the ability of the right (or left) handed swordsman to defend or attack while holding the railing with his off hand.
After the defensive stairway came the grand central stairway of the great buildings of the fourteenth century. By the seventeenth century examples of stair systems with social comfort in mind became common in residences.
At this time compacted dirt floors were the norm for the first floor of most homes. Stairs to a second story created a need for flooring that could be suspended above these main floors. Hence the birth of hardwood flooring. Without stairs there was no need for flooring.
Sleeping on the second story-with its staircase–called for wood planks, fastened to perpendicular timbers, the very first hardwood floors. The staircase to the second floor afforded an easier way to defend against unwanted intruders as well as access.
The Evolution of Stairs
Presently staircases have evolved into becoming centerpieces in many homes (think “Gone with the Wind”) Buckeye Hardwood has embraced the building, rebuilding, refinishing, and the resurfacing of stair systems. Each stair system is its own, unique project. No one solution encompasses all the variables to redo a set of steps. The staircase is a combination of structural elements, balustrades, newels, skirt boards, handrails, risers, and treads. These individual parts are joined with generally accepted geometric formulas so that they combine to take into account the normal height and gait of the occupants. From how the stairs “walk”(rise/run of the treads/risers), height of the handrails, spacing of the balustrades, and headroom stairs in many ways are the mathematics of our time. Having read volumes on staircases, many printed in the late nineteenth century, I am fascinated at how the formulas for building steps have been tweaked to accommodate the taller populations over the years.
Buckeye Hardwood is equipped and knowledgeable in all facets of the building of hardwood stairs – as well as the hardwood floors on the landings and levels to which they ascend and descend.
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There isn’t a better floor company in Columbus! I’m talking these guys take it to a other level. If you want your floor done right by someone who truly cares and puts everything into making sure you get what you want and what’s going to look best and be the best fit for you.
Once they finished the initial project, I hired them to refinish 4 additional rooms and install the Nu-stair, stair system and custom handrails. They were highly skilled craftsmen, used high quality products, were very professional, and finished the job on time. I was very satisfied! I initially hired them to do a repair on a damaged wood floor. They did such an excellent job that I hired them for another home improvement project.
I was really impressed with the job and the pace at which they worked. Fast but not sloppy, polite, prompt and very professional. My hardwood floors look almost new! Wow!!