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Having A General Contractor Install A New Staircase? Go With Hardwood.

Perhaps you are in the throes of having your custom home built or are remodelling your interiors. You could be wondering what staircase design will be best suited to your vision of the space. But, while style is important, some homeowners make the mistake of underrating the types of materials they use for their staircase under the impression that, since they will simply add carpeting, then anything will do. However, this is not the right way to go about staircase installation. Not only should you ensure you have the right general contractor working on the new staircase installation but you should also ensure you are selecting the right supplies. Here is why you should go with hardwood for your new staircase.

Classic aesthetic

One of the greatest benefits of choosing a hardwood staircase over concrete or even carpeting is the guaranteed elegance that this material adds to your home. A misassumption you may have is that a hardwood staircase will only be suited to a country or traditional home. But this is untrue. The aesthetic that the hardwood offers is timeless, and this can be attributed to the fact that it complements any type of interior decor scheme that you have chosen. For instance, if you have an industrial style, you can choose distressed hardwood coupled with steel balustrading. Moreover, the different designs that can be achieved with a hardwood staircase and visual interest with complementary balustrading will create a statement piece in the home. Consult with your general contractor know what supplies will pair well with the hardwood staircase so that you are guaranteed that the materials will suit your chosen aesthetic.

Air quality

Your indoor air quality is critical to your health and the wellbeing of your loved ones. Thus, when selecting staircase materials, you should prioritise those that will not harbour dust, contaminants and other pollutants in your home. Carpeting, as stated earlier, tends to be a popular option for a majority of households since it provides a plush and comfortable feeling underfoot. Nonetheless, what you may not bear in mind regarding carpeting is that the fibres, irrespective of the pile, will absorb and conceal grime. Over time, you may find that you and your family are either developing respiratory issues or having pre-existing breathing problems exacerbated. A polished hardwood staircase will not pose this problem. Since the surface of the stairs does not trap dust mites and other allergens, the quality of your indoor air will not be compromised.

To learn more about staircases, contact a contractor in your area.