The benefits of a stone staircase over other materials – like wood or concrete – are important to keep in mind when planning a new staircase design project for your property. The positive effect that a stone staircase can have on the design, architecture and value of your property should not be overlooked.
Stone is the most durable material for a staircase, with solid stone being a more durable choice than stone cladding. Wood is the least durable material to build a staircase from. Concrete is harder, but can also be brittle. If you want a staircase that is both durable and lends itself to classical, architectural shapes such as spiral staircases, choose a solid natural stone.
The longest lasting material to build your staircase from is natural solid stone. All materials can be treated and given aftercare to extend their lifespans, and with proper aftercare natural solid stone will lasts longer than any other construction material.
Stone is both the most expensive and the most valuable material to build your staircase from. When you choose stone over wood or concrete, you will always get your money’s worth. This is true both in terms of the practical use of the staircase and the amount of value it adds to the property – solid natural stone comes out on top for both.
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