The floating staircase cultivates the brightness of the living space giving it the very avant-garde and impressive look. Each step is a separate fragment and it’s attached either to a wall or a stringer – when on the other side they are left baseless, resulting in giving the impression of floating in the space. The floating staircase does let the light flood through the houseroom, making it appear bigger, more aerial and more inviting, at the same time being the accent and an absolute eye-catcher of the room. It’s best to use floating staircases in large areas, such as living or dining room or hall, where they can make a statement and be treated like a sculptural fashion piece of art.
Wooden, glass, stone, concrete or acrylic steps are the most common choice, but one may find yet another material that obtains exceptional structural and aesthethic qualities. It is possible to apply the floating structure to any kind of staircases, not only straight stairs, but curved, spiral or quarter turn stairs.
The most elemental and minimalist type of floating staircase is the series of treads attached to a wall. Other, more complex constructions of floating stairs have stringers. As for the handrails: a true minimalist look requires absolutely no handrails, but this makes the stairs extremely dangerous for the kids and the elderly. Consider installing the handrails on the wall side of the stairs: this would save the minimalistic looks and be safe for the loved ones at the same time.