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What is a balanced staircase?

A swing staircase, also known as a suspended or floating staircase, is a type of staircase that appears to be supported only at one end, with no visible support on the opposite side. It gives the impression of floating or swaying in the air, hence its name. The illusion of a suspended staircase is created by ingenious design and the use of solid structural materials.
Balanced staircases offer a unique combination of contemporary design, elegance and innovation. They bring a bold, modern aesthetic to a space, while creating a fascinating visual illusion.

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Balanced staircases Boulevard de Sévigné in Rennes
Modern sheet metal staircase and flat iron railing

This huge staircase runs from the garden level to the first floor of the house, as a replacement for the former wooden staircase.
The steps and risers are all made of sheet metal. It was assembled using copper rivets.
It boasts a waxed rusted patina finish.
The railings and barrier are made of flat iron and are affixed to the stringer.

Escalier boulevard de Sévigné
Escalier boulevard de Sévigné

What are the characteristics of a balanced staircase?

One of the distinguishing features of the balanced staircase is the absence of visible support on the opposite side of the staircase. This gives the impression that the steps are floating or swaying in the air. This unique design creates a bold, modern aesthetic.
The balanced staircase is designed so that its load-bearing structure is concealed within the adjacent wall, floor or ceiling. This can be achieved using metal beams, tensioned cables or other structural support techniques.
Because of its floating appearance, the sweeping staircase gives an impression of lightness and airiness to the surrounding space. It can help create a feeling of openness and maximize natural light in the room.
Balanced staircases offer great flexibility in terms of design, and can be adapted to suit the preferences and constraints of the space. They can be designed in a variety of shapes, materials and finishes to match the style of the environment.
Because of its unique appearance, a sweeping staircase can create an impressive visual effect in a space. It attracts attention and can serve as an architectural centerpiece or focal point in a home, office or commercial building.
The design and installation of a balanced staircase requires engineering and construction expertise. Precise calculations must be made to ensure the staircase’s stability, safety and durability, as well as to meet construction standards. Call on the Crézé team to design and install an interior balancing staircase. We can create a design to suit your needs, ensure compliance with safety standards and carry out a quality installation.

Balanced staircases can be used in many different types of building, from houses and apartments to hotels and historic buildings. They offer an interesting alternative to traditional straight staircases, providing both functionality and aesthetics.

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