A floating staircase is a type of staircase design that gives the impression that the stairs are floating weightlessly in situ. This effect is achieved through careful and precise planning, using the natural strength of the stone to create a structure that is self supporting to a degree.
There is something awe inspiring about the apparent weightlessness of floating staircase designs. The stone is solid and heavy, but thanks to groundbreaking engineering techniques developed and perfected by our floating staircase designers at Ian Knapper, we can create gravity-defying effects with our floating stone staircases which are truly spectacular.
We have invested heavily in developing our skills and techniques, and with innovative engineering we have created bespoke designs that must be seen to be believed.
As staircase designers, we work closely with each of our customers to ensure that the designs we create will be both beautiful and practical. We are happy working closely with interior designers, planners, architects and other companies involved with the project, but are equally happy consulting on wider design and aesthetics ourselves when it comes to designing and creating a floating staircase in stone.
This method allows us to create a fully bespoke set of floating stairs that meet your aesthetic and practical needs. To go alongside your new floating staircase, we can also create complementary lighting and fireplaces, and can offer our expertise when it comes to stone flooring.
Opting for a floating stone staircase designed by the expert stonemasons at Ian Knapper gives you the opportunity to install a set of stairs that really stand out from the crowd and add value to your property.
A floating staircase design allows your staircase to stand independently of supporting walls, so designs can be created that curve gracefully or meander gently between the levels of your property. They are a wonderful solution for those looking to refine the character of their interiors and define spaces.
Ian has created bespoke floating stone staircase designs that marry perfectly with the flow of the room or space they sit in, taking care to ensure that the staircase is as practical as it is beautiful.
Our team of experts are available to answer any questions you may have on floating stairs or any of the other styles of stone staircase we create. They are more than happy to discuss your ideas and the possibilities and processes involved with designing and creating stunning floating staircases. If you would like to request a copy of our brochure, or would like to speak to Ian directly then please do not hesitate to ask.
To talk to a floating staircase designer, call us on 01538 722 733 or send us a message.