Interior steps: materials, finishes, misconceptions

25.04.2017
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Interior steps: materials, finishes, misconceptions

What types of finishes are suited for natural stone interior steps?

The natural stone used for this type of project can be polished, brushed, honed or flamed, depending on the design style employed. The flamed finish is the most adherent and is mostly used in outdoor or high traffic projects. The type of traffic also determines the thickness of the tiles used. The more intense the traffic, the thicker the tiles (2-3 cm). The edges of the steps can be straight (unprocessed) or rounded. Half bullnose – when only the upper edge is rounded, full bullnose – when both edges are rounded and bevel – when the upper edge is cut in a 45 degree angle, creating another side. Some projects require custom cut tiles such as curved pieces.

Special pieces of Polished and Filled Classic Cross Cut Travertine (2 cm thickness)

These special pieces are cut from large slabs of stone 270 to 290 cm long and 60 to 180 cm wide with the help of computer assisted machinery. This digital instrument can cut almost any design in stone. In the case of steps, they are cut using a model of the space and we recommend that the measurements be made by qualified personnel to avoid any errors.

Silver Cross Cut travertine steps (2 cm thick special pieces)

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Special pieces of Polished and Filled Classic Cross Cut Travertine (2 cm thickness)

These special pieces are cut from large slabs of stone 270 to 290 cm long and 60 to 180 cm wide with the help of computer assisted machinery. This digital instrument can cut almost any design in stone. In the case of steps, they are cut using a model of the space and we recommend that the measurements be made by qualified personnel to avoid any errors.

Sealing steps is a normal process

Treating natural stone with sealants is a necessary procedure that expands the product’s durability and beauty. Sealing is not at all difficult. Like any beautiful, special and precious think, natural stone needs some special attention from time to time. It’s good to know that these sealing solutions are available in natural stone stores and are no more expensive than any other cleaning product.

Polished Sunny Dream Marble 3 cm special pieces

Need professional installation? Read more about our installation team.


Don’t make the mistake of wiping natural stone with abrasive cleaning products because it will lose its natural qualities.

For any other information, call +40318.222.333, email us at export@piatraonline.com or, better yet, visit our showroom in 137A Teisani Street, District 1, Bucharest, Romania.





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