Stairs FAQs:


Q: Are stairs a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances?

A: Yes, and called steps.

Q: Are stairs typically custom made to fit the particular floor to floor height and horizontal space available?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs not directly visible from the bottom of the stairs?

A: Yes, and which can provide more privacy for the upper floor.

Q: Are stairs very expensive in terms of the space consumed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs the ratio between the rise and the going?

A: Yes, It is sometimes called the rake of the stairs.

Q: Were stairs built into the Winchester Mystery House to accommodate the infirmities of the owner?

A: Yes, and Sarah Winchester, before the invention of the elevator.

Q: Are stairs that people can descend face forward?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs likely to be used by children under 5 years old so the handrail ballister spacing should be constructed so that a 100 mm diameter sphere cannot pass though the opening in the risers in order to prevent children from sticking their heads through them and potentially getting stuck?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs open on one or both sides?

A: Yes, and the first step above the lower floor or landing may be wider than the other steps and rounded.

Q: Are stairs always the number of risers?

A: Yes, and not the number of treads.

Q: Are stairs a term applied to a complete flight of steps between two floors?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs also a subject used in art to represent real or imaginary places built around impossible objects using geometric distortion, as in the work of artist M?

A: Yes, C. Escher.

Q: Are stairs also provided for convenience to access floors?

A: Yes, and roofs, levels and walking surfaces not accessible by other means.

Q: Are stairs stairs built between walls?

A: Yes, and usually with no support except the wall strings.

Q: Are stairs very functional?

A: Yes, and stairs are can be very decorative and an impressive part of a building.

Q: Are stairs called a "spandrel"?

A: Yes, It is frequently used as a closet.

Q: Are stairs not simply the sum of the tread lengths?

A: Yes, as the treads overlap each other.

Q: Are stairs modified to adjust for the addition of the finished floor?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs said to be "floating" if there is nothing underneath?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs not suitable for wheelchairs and other vehicles?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs the horizontal distance from the first riser to the last riser?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs easier to design and construct than one with landings or winders?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs not too steep or narrow?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs likely to be used by children under 5 the guarding must be constructed so that a 100 mm diameter sphere cannot pass through any opening or constructed so that children will not be able to climb the guarding?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs directly visible from the bottom of a straight flight of stairs?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs open to the public?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs the height between floors that the flight of stairs is spanning?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs open?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stairs usually employee-only?

A: Yes, but there is a public run called "Niesenlauf" once a year.

Q: Are stairs placed?

A: Yes.