Six General Types of Stairs | Straight Run Stairs | L Stairs

Friday, October 29, 2010 15:25
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There are six general types of stairs commonly used in residential construction:

  • Straight run stairs
  • L stairs
  • Double L stairs
  • U stairs
  • Spiral stairs
  • Winder stairs

Straight Run Stairs:

The straight run stairs are the stairs used most in new home construction. Straight stairs, as the name implies, have no turns. These stairs are not as expensive to construct as other types of stairs.

L Stairs:
The L stairs (Quarter turn stairs) has one landing at some point along the flight of steps. If the landing is near the top or bottom of the stairs, the term Long L is used to describe the difference. L stairs are used when the space required for a straight run stairs is not available.

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