Timber has been used in construction as far back as 100 B.C., by ancient civilisations as diverse as the Romans, Egyptians, and Anglo-Saxons – for good reason!

Strong, versatile, and more eco-friendly than concrete and steel, timber is highly valued for its building applications. In this blog post, we go in-depth on why wood is the top choice when deciding on a new staircase for your home.

Stairway Joinery is specialists in designing, cutting, and installing beautiful timber staircases. Learn more about our services here.

1. Versatile

Available in a wide variety of shades and grains, timber is versatile enough to suit any house.

Whether you’re looking for modern minimalism, rustic warmth, or a touch of elegance, timber can match any aesthetic. It holds colour exceptionally well and can either be painted to match the surrounding decor or left as is.

Narrow or awkward corridor? Timber can be designed and cut in a variety of bespoke compact styles, including winder, L-shaped, or even spiral. It’s the ultimate material for both unique and classic staircase designs.

2. Durable

Although lightweight, timber is deceptively strong. It is long-lasting and can withstand an impressive amount of damage, from years of footsteps to heavy objects dropped onto it.

While carpet will eventually wear out, proper care can make timber last decades. Paint, wax, and varnish can protect its surface and conceal any small scuffs or marks that do occur, helping it last even longer.

At Stairway Joinery, we pride ourselves on the quality of our timber. Check out our staircase production process to learn how we create the most durable, long-lasting staircases out there.

3. Easy to Clean

As a material, timber is a breeze to clean. Dirt, spilt drinks, or muddy pawprints can be easily mopped away, resulting in a staircase that sparkles for years.

Unlike carpet, timber doesn’t trap dust particles, pollen, or allergens, making it perfect for people with hay fever or asthma. You’ll save on vacuum cleaning, too.

Even if you do get stuck with an unremovable stain or scuff, you won’t need a full replacement. Sanding and varnishing can make it look as good as new – if not better!

4. Natural Appearance

From luxurious oak to rustic pine, timber is renowned for its natural beauty. A timber staircase creates an eye-catching centre point for your guests to focus on and injects a classic elegance into your home that can withstand the test of time.

Whether painted, natural, or a mix of both, a timber staircase is sure to make your home stand out. Take a look at our gallery of stunning timber staircases to see for yourself!

5. Value

Timber isn’t just a great choice for you. It’s great for your house’s potential buyers, too.

Thanks to its size and location, a staircase tends to be one of the first things you notice when you step inside a house. Not only will a quality, custom-made timber staircase improve the monetary value of your home, but it will make a positive first impression on any potential buyer that visits, too.

If you have any more questions about timber staircases, reach out to us! We have over 40 years’ experience in creating bespoke timber stairways and can give you expert advice on renovating or replacing your staircase, no matter its style or age.

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We Can Create Staircases Featuring These Timbers

There is a huge array of wood out there from which we can create beautiful staircases. The skilled joiners at Stairway Joinery work with the following wood types to produce our staircases.

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