You might think of spiral stairs as modern and slick. While this may be true, spiral stairs actually have their origin in the Middle Ages, over 3,000 years ago! One of the oldest spiral staircases still intact is located in Trajan’s Column in Italy, estimated as being built around 133 A.D. Back them, these staircases were built as a form of protection. When built in castles, the narrow passageways prevented large groups of people from running up at the same time, which helped fend off enemies. Since they were built directly into walls, they were made from stone or marble.
Fast forward to 2020, and now spiral staircases are elegant centerpieces in businesses and homes. Now made from steel or diamond plate, we are able to perfectly craft them to your specific taste and style.