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Staircases are one of the most versatile pieces of your home’s structure. In some spaces, they are the showcase of a grand entrance hall. In others, they are simply a required element in the home that blend into the rest of the house.

No matter how you incorporate your staircase’s design, you want it to enhance your home. There are plenty of benefits to installing a spiral stair over other staircase designs. We’ve pulled out our top 5 reasons that a spiral staircase is the element that you need to complete your home.

space saving spiral staircase

1. Space

The most common reason homeowners choose a spiral stairs is that they have strict space restrictions. With homes getting smaller, people are looking to maximize every bit of square footage they can.

A traditional staircase builds out and takes up a large rectangle of square footage. Not only does this eat up any extra space you may have had, but the large bulky frame interrupts the flow of air and traffic in your home.

Spiral staircases have a small footprint thanks to the spiral design itself. Because it builds on top of itself, your steps won’t extend out past the width, or diameter, of your staircase. You can easily keep your stair tucked into a corner of your home to maximize the rest of your space.

Salter Spiral Stair doesn’t sacrifice any safety for our space saving stairs. They feature full steps like those you would find on a traditional staircase, but arranged in a way that allows you to the make the most of your home.

easy access spiral stair 2. Access

A lot of homeowners let go of extra square footage because it’s just too hard to get to. Whether it’s because a traditional staircase can’t fit or a ladder isn’t an ideal solution, back bedrooms and attics can be difficult to access and end up being forgotten.

Spiral stairs give you flexibility when it comes to your access points. They can fit into tighter spaces than a traditional stair, but they can also be maneuvered to reach many different access points. The custom rotation makes it possible for you to control the entry and exit points of your spiral staircase.

Another aspect your spiral stair’s flexibility of access is where you plan to install it. There are two different ways to install your spiral stair: through the floor and at the face of your loft or deck.

Installing your spiral stair through a hole in the floor, you have the ability to access spaces with almost no interruption to your floor plan.

Installing your spiral stair at the face of your loft or deck is a more traditional approach. You can order matching railing for these spaces for a cohesive home design.

metal and wood spiral staircase

3. Materials & Design

Your spiral stair can be completely customized to meet your vision for your space. Everything can be customized from your stair frame to the individual steps and spindles. There are three material categories for your stair design: metal, wood, and a combination of the two.

We have all metal stair options for both indoor and outdoor projects. You can have different patterned treads or decorative spindles for different aesthetics. The different finishes provide custom colors, maintenance free finishes, and an added level of design.

Our All Wood spiral stairs are the perfect accent to your rustic home design. You can finish your stair yourself to ensure that it perfectly fits your desired vision for your home.

If you want a classic look, you can customize your metal stair frame with wood accents, such as steps and handrails. This is by far our most popular design and material combination.

easy assembly spiral staircase


Your spiral stair has several economic benefits. They include the low cost of installation, low cost of ownership, and the added value to your home.

Our spiral stairs are shipped in kit form, meaning that all pieces are broken down and easily assembled in your home. The installation process takes two average homeowners 4-6 hours to complete. This DIY style saves the homeowner the cost of hiring a contractor.

We have a lifetime warranty on all of our metal fabrication. This means you won’t want to worry about costly upkeep of your spiral stairs. You can focus on improving the rest of your home without constantly focusing on the restoration of a major structural element.

Your spiral stair can add lots of value to your home. The first value add being the additional square footage available with a small footprint. These one of a kind design elements are a unique selling point for your home.

versatile spiral stair

5. Versatility

Because of the distinct design of spiral stair, you may not initially see the versatility. However, Salter Spiral Stair provides versatile stairs that go far beyond your design options. Whatever your need is, you can mold your spiral stair design to meet it.

This benefit can be seen in all of the other reasons we listed above. Your spiral stair is versatile enough to be installed in a variety of places and change your access point for a brand new home layout. A popular option is a hole in the floor stair. This is exactly what it sounds like, a stair is placed in a hole in the floor to lead down to a lower level of the building. We design the stairs with well enclosures, both square and round, to ensure the safety of our customers and those using the stair.

You can also use your stair, much like a traditional stair, to reach a higher level of the home. In this case, your stair has the flexibility to be a showcase piece in your home that also functions as a necessary means of access.

The design options allow you create a beautiful stair that you would be proud to show off. On the same note, your spiral stair can easily be tucked into a corner to help you maximize the space of your home. The last versatile option is whether your stair is indoors or outdoors.

All of these benefits should apply to your outdoor space as well. While not all of our stairs are made for outdoor use, we do offer the previously mentioned finishes to ensure your stair meets your expectations.

If a spiral stair is the right choice for your space, you can start your project with one simple phone call. Call (800) 368-8280to speak to one of our consultative designers. Our unique design process includes a live online meeting with your designer in which you can see a digital rendering of your stair before purchase.

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