• Other stairs

    Practical beauty of porcelain stoneware

    Practical and wear resistant porcelain stoneware is rightfully considered as one of the safest and the most effective materials for facing the steps and porch. The advantages of coating include not only excellent smoothness, but also a special texture, making it non-slip and very comfortable. Aesthetic functions of coating Tiles made of artificial granite fit perfectly into the exterior without violating the overall style of premises and territories. Different options of treatments and colors of coating allow you to find a perfect texture, pattern and color at a good price. Shiny mirror plates for the porch and stairs highlight the elegance and strictness of classic interiors, while rustic surface always…

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    Ways of fitting the ceramic tile

    Steps are one of the most important components of the house or two-level apartment. This part of the staircase takes on the maximum load. To make the staircase as strong as possible and (if possible) extend the service life, you should process the surface and create the protective layer. When protecting the steps, located outside (for example, on the porch), it is also important to bear in mind the devastating weather events, such as snow, rain, sunlight and temperature swings. For that reason, tiling the steps is the best option. However, working with ceramics, you should keep in mind a number of features of fitting the tiles. How to choose the…

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    Technological ceramics for the stairs

    Porch facing is an opening chord to the stylistic decoration of the house. The choice of materials is quite wide: monumental stone, cozy wood, ultramodern plastic or reliable metal. The optimal option for those who want to get aesthetics and functionality in one bottle are ceramic steps. Properties of ceramic coating Even though practical stairwells can be made of traditional and clinker tile, ceramic stone, blocks and porcelain stoneware, not all materials, created on the basis of potter’s clay, demonstrate the same indicators in the exterior design of the porch. Advantages of clinker tile: High strength due to the roasting at a temperature of +1200 – 1400 ºС. Resistance to…

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    Spiral staircases

    Veneer of concrete stairs: wood, tile or laminate?

    Concrete stairs are classic for public buildings. Rarely, this type of stairs can be found in a private house or cottage. Concrete steps have a number of advantages, but some disadvantages as well. In any case, if someone thinks that such a structure will cost less than a classic one and more expensive than a structure from natural log, this is a fallacy. The finishing of concrete stairs with wood is often a forced step, which helps to eliminate gross defects in the concrete structure. Advantages and disadvantages of a monolithic design The concrete spans are very popular. Like other designs, they have their positive features and drawbacks. Advantages The…