Fairfaced concrete staircase - what is important?

Fair-faced concrete is increasingly conquering the living spaces in recent years. In addition to floors and walls made of exposed concrete, staircases are often manufactured as fair-faced concrete staircases. What advantages this has, and what you have to look out for concrete stairs, you can read here.

Transparent concrete stairs as style elements

Fair-faced concrete is an interesting design element also for the interior. Stairs can also be constructed of exposed concrete instead of concrete. The design of the stairs can be done in different ways. Very popular are colored coatings in contrasting colors.

Prices and production

A concrete concrete staircase is best left to the design of a precast concrete factory. In most cases this should not be a problem. If stairs make a bend or go around the corner, producing the individual finished parts is more complex but almost always easy to accomplish.

The prices for a fair-faced concrete staircase depend on the one hand on the local conditions, on the other hand of course also on the length of the stairs and the required number of finished parts. The installation should then be done by an experienced specialist company.

Lower price: in-situ concrete

Instead of having the staircase made of exposed-concrete look, the alternative is to use ordinary coarse in-situ concrete, which is then sealed and provided with a simple covering. This is much cheaper priced, in the choice of a corresponding coating can also be produced an interesting look.

Disadvantages of a fair-faced concrete staircase

The biggest problem with exposed concrete stairs is wear. There is no coating that can not prevent significant signs of wear after a few years in the running area of ​​the stairs. This looks ugly and devalues ​​the expensive stairs sustainable.

In addition, the cleaning and care of exposed concrete stairs is very intense necessary to prevent wear and dirt. In addition, it can also come to footfall problems. The main arguments against a fair-faced concrete staircase are thus:

  • Impact sound problems
  • clearly visible wear after a few years
  • high care effort

It is particularly problematic if the quality of exposed concrete is not the best even when producing the staircase elements. Traces of wear are then often visible much faster.

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It is particularly problematic if the quality of exposed concrete is not the best even when producing the staircase elements. Traces of wear are then often visible much faster.

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