A marble staircase (or stair) represents elegance, good taste, ease of cleaning, practicality, quality and a unique beauty that lasts over time.
All Italian marbles can be used inside, usually with polished or honed processing, while for the outside we recommend using our Beige Alpi or Rosso Asiago (or in any case marbles suitable for the outside) possibly with non-slip, bush-hammered processing, brushed or rolled that allow qualities of resistance to frost and corrosion due to the climate of any place. Materials guaranteed for quality and resistance by CE certificates.
According to your personal tastes, the choice of covering a marble staircase allows you to have great value and elegance in your home. Thanks to the wide variety of marbles available, it is possible to choose any color that can be a white, beige or black, brown, green marble staircase.
The light marble most used marble in a home are Bianco Carrara, Calacatta, Statuario, Arabescato, Travertino, Botticino and Bianco Perlino. As for the dark and colored marbles, the most used inside are Nero Marquina, Emperador, Rosso Verona (Rosso Asiago), Verde Alpi, Verde Guatemala, Sahara Noir and Grigio Carnico.
In addition to the choice of the various types of materials and colors, a detail to take into consideration is the structure of the edges of the treads, risers, the handrail and the railing.
Until a few years ago, requests for indoor staircases were almost entirely with more important and expensive processes than today, such as edge finishes of the full bullnose or half-bullnose tread.
With reference to today’s global market, however, the requests for marble stairs are mostly requested with simple and minimal workmanship, straight edge finishes and with Roman model laying, that is, with riser and tread without protrusion.
The Treads measure approximately 100 cm to 150 cm in length and approximately 30 to 35 cm wide.
The Risers measure a length from about 100 cm to 150 cm and a height from about 14 to 18 cm.
The step that crosses tread and riser with a 45 ° cut is also very trendy today, a type that can present some more difficulties in laying but which still remains very popular and in demand.
The most requested interior stair finishes are almost always polished or honed with light anti-slip. For those who want more safety in the anti-slip, you can make the “strip” in the initial part of the treads, especially required in public works for regulatory reasons. The most used thickness is 2cm.
On the contrary, in the outdoor staircases, the main finishes most used are certainly the non-slip ones such as the brushed, satin, bush-hammered, sandblasted, rolled and antiqued finish. The choice of material resistant to the climate and to atmospheric events typical of the place remains fundamental. All this always on the advice of the professional who tries to match the colors and tastes of the customer, to the strength and solidity of the material.
Lastly, the installation is very important that it is carried out in the correct application of the adhesives and grouts and, not to underestimate the slopes, as long as the water does not stop, which tends to damage the materials with the freezing weather.
The most used marble stairs outside a home, even in very cold environments, are with Verdello / Beige Alpi, Rosso Verona Asiago, Giallo Reale, Trani and Roman Travertine marble. While for places with milder temperatures, Carrara, Rosa Perlino, Bianco Perlino and Botticino marble can also be used.
How much does a marble staircase cost?
Certainly to answer this question you need to have a series of information, since it will depend on the material, number of steps and finishes chosen.
If you still don’t have an idea of which marble, granite or onyx to use for the internal and external stairs of your home, take a look at our collection and choose the material that best suits your needs.