Step By Step
A set of stone steps is made up of discreet units, treads and risers.
A Few Other Terms Explained
The left to right measurement of a tread. Somewhat confusingly, you may also refer to it as the width of the staircase! Either way, it is the long dimension.
The front to back measurement of a tread, the footfall,which includes the thickness of the riser and the overhang.
The measurement from the top of one tread to the top of the next tread. The total fall is the distance from the surface of the top tread to the ground.
The rounded edge of a tread which prevents chipping and provides aesthetic value.
If you are unsure which substrate materials to lay the stone on please check with us. This is especially important for Portland stone as using the wrong sand and cement can result in temporary, but unsightly salt migration through the stone following installation.