Spiral Staircase Buying Guide
Your step by step guide to spiral stairs
Spiral Stair Basics
Your spiral stair has the major benefit of having a significantly smaller footprint than that of a traditional staircase. Your traditional straight stair will extend out into your home and have a large rectangular footprint.
Because a spiral stair builds on top of itself, your stair’s footprint won’t extend beyond the width, or diameter of your design. This keeps the footprint to a small circle in your home that can easily be tucked into the corner of your home.
Our dimensions and measurements page gives a complete overview of our diameters and footprints. A great way to find the right size for your home is to tape off a square or circle the same size as your listed footprint. Live with this space sectioned off for a week or so and adjust your spiral stair’s diameter from there
Spiral Stair Value
You might associate spiral stairs with high costs because they are typically found in extravagant spaces with ornate designs. However, Salter Spiral Stair provides designs that fit into a wide range of budgets and add plenty of value to the surrounding space.
From a cost perspective, there are several factors that will affect the price of your spiral stair. These include the size of your stair, the location of your stair, and the customized details. For more information on determining the price of your spiral staircase, visit our pricing post.
When it comes to added value, your spiral stair provides plenty. The stair design itself can be completely customized to give you a one of a kind addition to your home or commercial space. The small footprint of your spiral stair all creates square footage in your home that would otherwise be taken up by a traditional staircase. This additional living space gives your home more value.
Salter Spiral Stair offers longevity with our designs with a lifetime warranty on all metal fabrication. We guarantee a long lasting solution that will add value without all of the extra maintenance. Our outdoor product lines, Powder Coated Aluminum and Galvanized Steel spiral stairs, feature maintenance free finishes. This means that your first cost is the only cost.
Glossary of Spiral Stair Terms
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Why Salter Spiral Stair?
There are several different spiral stair manufacturers, both at the national and local level. However, Salter Spiral Stair can provide a unique customer experience and one of a kind product that other cannot. From our reputation as the most consultative brand to focus on the customer, we promise you’ll be happy with your Salter Spiral Stair experience.
Salter Spiral Stair has worked with our customer’s over the past 45+ years to build relationships and our reputation as a trusted company to handle your stair renovation needs. We have excellent online review ratings on several platforms, including Houzz, a home renovation website.
Through all of these reviews and our Featured Projects page, you will see a theme of putting the customer first. All of our consultative designers go into the design process with your dream spiral stair at the forefront.
Our spiral stair lines are completely customizable to match your design needs, whatever they may be. With a large range of material options, sizes, and decorative details, Salter Spiral Stair can easily create the perfect piece for your space.
All of our spiral stair experts are certified by the Stairway Manufacturer’s Association and are just a phone call away at 800-368-8280.
Which Spiral Stair is Right for You?
Salter Spiral Stair has five different product lines, three indoor and two outdoor, to choose from. Each stair has its own benefits when it comes to materials and design aesthetics. We separate them into these two categories because of the unique finishes given to our outdoor stairs to ensure that they will hold up to the constant outdoor exposure.
If aren’t sure about the right product line for your space, our consultative designers can walk you through each choice. All it takes is a quick phone call to 800-368-8280.
Indoor Spiral Stairs
We have three different indoor spiral stair product lines: Classic Steel, Forged Iron, and Solid Wood spiral stairs. Each of these product lines has their own unique design style and benefits for your space.
Our Classic Steel spiral stairs are our most popular product line due to its versatility. This simple steel stair frame is the perfect complementary spiral stair for any home design aesthetic. You can keep it contemporary with an all metal design that can be left all black, or go through a powder coating finishing process that gives it a custom color. For a more traditional home look, you can choose to add solid wood accents.
A Forged Iron spiral stair adds Victorian elegance to any home. This indoor spiral stair is known for its ornate details. The traditional material of iron is paired with solid wood steps and handrails to give your home a worldly feel. The spindles add a touch of opulence with their complimentary designs. Combine all of these things with details, such as decorative column caps, and you have a one of a kind spiral stair.
Our final indoor spiral stair line is our Solid Wood spiral stair. This all wood design captures the traditional beauty that one would find in a classic home design. There is no metal anywhere in your design, unlike other brands that use steel supports. We allow the beauty and craftsmanship to be at the forefront. We have a large range of wood species available to ensure that your Solid Wood spiral stair fits perfectly into the existing home design.
Outdoor Spiral Stairs
We have two outdoor spiral stair lines: Powder Coated Aluminum and Galvanized Steel spiral stairs. Both of these product lines are made to last in constant outdoor exposure with their maintenance free finishes.
The Powder Coated Aluminum spiral stair is the perfect addition to a backyard that wants to maintain a clean aesthetic. The most unique aspect of this spiral stair design is the custom color options for the powder coating finish. You can go with a complementary white, or create a centerpiece with bright custom colors. Not only does it add to the design, but it gives the already rust prohibitive aluminum stair a weather proof finish.
For a more cost effective outdoor spiral stair, our Galvanized Steel line can get the job done. This durable stair is the perfect addition to a space that simple wants to get the job done. The carbon steel stair frame goes through a hot dipped galvanizing process that coats every part of the stair, including the screws and connection points, in a rust resistant finish. This guarantees that your stair will last in harsh outdoor conditions.
Salter Spiral Stair Design Process
We pride ourselves on our reputation as the most consultative brand in the industry. This has a lot to do with our design process that ensures you are getting the spiral stair of your dreams. It all begins with your first phone call to our stair experts at 800-368-8280.
On the first phone call, one of our consultative designers is assigned to your project. You will have the same design throughout the entire process that will help you through each design decision. During this initial conversation, they’ll get all of the basic information from you: your floor to floor height, your diameter if you’ve already decided on one, and building code requirements. You don’t have to have a chosen product chosen just yet. They listen to your needs and design aesthetic and can help you make that choice.
Your designer will ask for pictures of your space in order to create the design that will best fit your home. This can be as simple as a cell phone picture! After that, they will set up a live online meeting where we provide a 3D rendering of your spiral stair.
This is what really sets our buying process a part from others. We allow you to see your stair in your space before you make the final buying decision. With this live screen share you can make changes and see them implemented in real time.
Once your stair has been purchased and shipped, our customer service representatives are always ready to help you with any questions you may have. Our stairs are shipped in kit form with each piece individually wrapped for easy installation.