Stair Treads & Riser
From custom precast Terrazzo slabs to made-to-order Resin and Glass stair treads and risers, the design options for commercial or residential environments are countless. Treads with integrated risers, self-supporting flat treads, landing slabs and railing infills can be coordinated with each other and our tiles and panels for a cohesive look.
Interactive SolutionsLight manipulating optical circuits integrated in slabs or carved in panels lead to a magical shifting and shimmering of light, shadow and color. These materials respond to ambient conditions and users who inhabit a space. No power, electronics or sensors are required.
Floor tiles, risers and treads in a University
Built to last, versatile, and designed to bring light into a windowless lower level academic space in NY Institute of Technology, Sensitile Terrazzo™ complements the futuristic design of the space by Ronnette Riley Architect, NY. Floor tiles coordinate perfectly with the stair tread slabs and both react with with the movements of students and staff as they make their way down the steps to the lobby. The material is activated by users of the space and ambient lighting. No power or electronics are required.
Pre-cast treads, risers, tiles and furniture
The Aria convention center features Terrazzo stair treads, matching risers and landing slabs to create an interactive grand staircase. Detailed with a two-tone color scheme to augment the safety stripe and half bullnose edges to highlight the flowing continuity of the material from one floor to the next.
Matching floor tiles in select areas including the elevator floors, lobbies, and as a border along the convention center carpets were used. The material also carries over to other applications in slab form, including some of the fixtures and furniture. Together, these thoughtful design details emphasize the solid dimensionality and versatility of the materials, distinguishing them from stone pieces that are usually fabricated from flat slabs.
Unique trapezoid treads with stainless steel stripes
An interactive flight of stairs welcomes visitors through the entrance lobby of this corporate space design by USA Architects, NJ. Stainless steel safety strips give the treads a modern look. Each tread is a unique trapezoid that progressively widens towards the bottom of the stairs. Pre-cast slabs were produced to final shape and size.
Stairs Treads, Risers and Contrasting Floor Tiles
Using a palette of neutral colors in this residential design, stairs flow into a landing of tiles, both interactive. Durable and easy to maintain, they add play and joy to the interiors. The stairs wrap around a light well that spans three storeys and the posts for the railing system are anchored to the treads. One of our Resin material styles used as the railing infill further adds class and character to the space.
Grand Staircase in a lobby makes a design statement
Unique in the industry, our pre-engineered, illuminated stair tread and riser system is a surprising fusion of stone and light. The patented light manipulating system which is embedded in a fine Terrazzo matrix causes light from a strategically concealed source, to travel unseen and emit unexpectedly from the stone-like surface. This clever design allows the material to achieve an unprecedented aesthetic while preserving the legendary durability of Terrazzo and longevity of energy efficient LED technology. The system is provided as a kit of parts for ease of installation with discreet access for maintenance and upgrades of the lighting.
This illuminated stair riser and tread system offers a magical user experience while the illumination also serves the more practical purpose of enhancing safety. Optional integral safety strips provide visual cues about each tread, while the sparkling illumination of the risers guides the eye upwards. The color, temperature, and brightness of the LEDs can be customized to suit a variety of environments. A spectrum of lighting options, from cool white to warm white and RGBW is available. This choice of light color and dimming capabilities expands the achievable effects from subtle and mellow to sophisticated and dramatic light shows. While the color of the emitted light can be modulated effortlessly with sophisticated controls, the Terrazzo substrate itself is also available in over 60 standard colors.
Shimmering Treads - a Grand Entrance to a Stage
Creating a dramatic aesthetic, the “floating” resin treads are resilient, durable and easy to maintain.
Options & Custom Services
Edges & Corners
Careful detailing into specified edges and corners ties the material to its installation context.
Inlay of color, metal or abrasive strips can be integrated in the slab.
Edge-Lit or Back-Lit systems are carefully designed for each project, pre-installed and provided as a kit of parts for easy installation. The clever design supports easy access to the lighting components.
We package both visible decorative hardware or concealed integrated anchors and structural connections as part of the solution.