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Solid, wood, doors, floors, staircases, Belgium

Solid, wood, doors, floors, staircases, Belgium
Handmade quality staircases, best solid wood, Best quality staircases doors floors in Belgium. handcrafted staircases belgium have the widest variety of hardwood stair components in the industry. We offer designs that are architecturally correct and so exclusive, some are actually patented. We use only premium grades of wood, and let you name the species. Solid Wood Staircases Belgium. But most surprising is the fact that we will even custom manufacture any newel or baluster to fit your staircase or your design precisely. Vandegaar Quality Staircases has consistently grown over the years by remaining true to our founding principals of designing and producing high quality, architecturally correct stair parts in premium quality hardwoods. Belgium. A Staircase of Style, Character, and Value. Our family of stair products are ideal for new construction, remodeling and historic renovation. Stair Parts newels, balusters, handrail, treads, risers, fittings


A straight stairway with tiled treads, a double railing and two landings.
A straight stairway with tiled treads, a double railing and two landings.
Commuter bottleneck on a staircase in a New York City subway station.
Commuter bottleneck on a staircase in a New York City subway station.

The step is composed of the tread and riser.

* tread - The part of the step that is stepped on. It is constructed to the same specifications (thickness) as any other flooring. The tread "length" is measured from the outer edge of the step to the vertical "riser" between steps.
* riser - The vertical portion of the step between steps. This may be missing for an "open" stair effect.
* nosing - An edge part of the tread that protrudes from the riser beneath. If it is present, this means that horizontally, the total "run" length of the stairs is not simply the sum of the tread lengths, the treads actually overlap each other slightly
* bullnose - Where stairs are open on one or both sides, the first step above the lower floor may be wider than the other steps and rounded. The rounded portion of the step is called a "bullnose". The pickets typically form a semi-circle around the circumference of the bullnose and the handrail has a horizontal spiral called a "volute". Besides the cosmetic appeal, bullnoses allow the pickets to form a wider, more stable base for the end of the handrail. Handrails that simply end at a post at the foot of the stairs are usually unstable, even with a thick post. A double bullnose can be used when both sides of the stairs are open.
* winders - Winders are steps that are narrower on one side than the other. They are used to change the direction of the stairs without landings. A series of winders form a circular or spiral stairway. When three steps are used to turn a 90° corner, the middle step is called a kite winder due to its similarity to a diamond-shaped kite.
* stringer, stringer board or sometimes just string - The structural member that supports the treads. There are typically two stringers, one on either side of the stairs; though the treads may be supported many other ways. The stringers are notched so that the risers and treads fit into them. Stringers on open-sided stairs are often open themselves so that the treads are visible from the side. Such stringers are called "cut" stringers. Stringers on a closed side of the stairs are closed, with the support for the treads routed into the stringer.
* trim - Trim (e.g. quarter-round or baseboard trim) is normally applied where walls meet floors. Within a flight of stairs there is no trim as the trim thickness will significantly eat into the tread width. Shoe moulding may be used between the lower floor and the first riser. Trimming a bullnose is a special challenge as the last riser above the lower floor is rounded. Today, special flexible, plastic trim is available for this purpose. Scotia is concave moulding that is underneath the nosing between the riser and the tread above it.


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