The Concrete Network, the largest and most comprehensive source for concrete information, has just launched a new Stairs and Steps section on its Web site. The section details design basics, decorative enhancements, safety considerations, and offers an extensive online photo gallery.
Concrete steps or terraced stairways are the most prominent feature at the entryways of many homes and public buildings, yet too often they get relegated to purely utilitarian status. Choosing the perfect stairway design is often a long and tedious process. With design options that are limitless, elevating concrete stairs from bland to grand makes them the dramatic focal point of any entrance.
There is no need to settle for boring, commonplace risers and treads when numerous options are available for imparting color, pattern, and decorative face and edge details. Even greater visual impact is possible by combining decorative stairways with stamped or stained concrete walkways and landings that incorporate coordinating colors and patterns.