Glass Stair Treads are an excellent design feature when properly illuminated. We recently engaged with a client in Hollywood, California to design, fabricate and ship glass stair treads for his home. The design of his steel spine and tread supports was discussed, as well as how to best illuminate these treads AND hide the wiring. Minimalism requires critical engineering to minimize the appearance and keeping the wiring to a minimum. This was done by placing small holes in the steel spine and conducting these individual stair step LED wires up to a collimation point where they could be centrally controlled for color and intensity. This was no ordinary client…he is a Visual Effects Executive Producer with over 150 movies to his credit including “Iron Man”, James Bond “Skyfall”, “Avatar”, “Ad Astra’.
Needless to say, producing special effects for his and his glass stairs would have to be a state-of-the-art design.
The results speak for themselves…a spectacular glass stair case with unlimited color options to create any mood desired.
Our stairs are permanently back-painted opaque silver to eliminate any visuals from beneath the glass treads, as well as reflect the LED lighting dramatically against our wavy textured glass stair treads.
We have created glass stair treads without using backpaint, and they are 2 completely different looks. We like using the backpaint because it hides the glue used to secure the treads, and is a lot more forgiving.
We are capable of producing from scratch any type of custom steel or stainless steel stair structure you can envision, ship, and install anywhere in the USA…making sure that it meets your local codes as well.
Give us a call at (813) 784 5211 to discuss further your vision for a modern steel and glass stair case.