Stair Layout (Introduction)

Knowledge and understanding of certain terms and practices help considerably in the layout and installation of simple stairs. This is true for stairs as simple as a few steps to a full floor level of stairs, both straight and platform type.


Total Rise: The vertical distance from floor surface to floor surface.

Total Run: The straight length from first rise to final rise.

Tread Rise: Vertical height of one rise.

Tread Run: Distance from one rise to next rise.

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