The Process of Building a Concrete Floating Staircase

A concrete floating staircase is a stunning addition to any home. It has the look of traditional stairs with the modern feel of a floating staircase and is sure to draw the eye. With that being said, building a concrete floating staircase requires skill and precision, so it’s important to understand the process before you begin. Here’s what you need to know about how to build a concrete floating staircase for your Calgary home.

The Step-By-Step Process of Building a Concrete Floating Staircase

The following step-by-step process outlines the key steps for building a concrete floating staircase:

Step 1. Designing Your Staircase

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The first step in building your concrete floating staircase is designing it. This includes determining the size of your stairs and figuring out where they will be located in relation to other areas of your house. You also need to decide if there will be additional features like handrails or lights embedded into the steps or walls. If you have an architect or designer on hand, they can help make sure all measurements are accurate and all safety standards are met.

Step 2. Forming Your Steps

Once your design is finalized, it’s time to start forming your steps. This involves creating frames around which the concrete will be poured and set into place. The frames also help determine the shapes and angles of each stair step. It’s important that everything is level at this stage; otherwise, when it comes time for pouring, things may not line up correctly.

Step 3. Pouring & Finishing Concrete

Next comes the fun part – actually pouring and finishing the concrete! Careful planning needs to be done before this stage to ensure that everything goes smoothly when pouring and setting up your stairs. Once you pour in the concrete mix and let it sit for 24 hours, you can then remove any excess material from around each step with a chisel or hammer and chisel set. After that, you can use a trowel or brush to smooth down each stair surface until they are level with one another and fit comfortably into their frames. Finally, add any decorative touches such as color accents or embedded materials like stones or glass chips before sealing them with an appropriate sealant product.   

Step 4. Installing Handrails

the process of building a concrete floating staircase.
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Once your stairs are finished, it’s time to install the handrails. This is an important step since handrails provide stability and an extra measure of safety for anyone who uses the stairs. Handrails can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and concrete. When selecting a handrail material, make sure it is durable enough to withstand regular use for years to come.     


Building a concrete floating staircase takes time and patience but is worth every minute once it’s completed! It adds value to your home while providing an aesthetically pleasing centerpiece for visitors young and old alike! Before getting started on this project, make sure you read up on safety protocols so that nothing goes wrong during installation! 

For more information about floating concrete stairs, contact us at Envirocrete Inc. We will be happy to serve your needs.

Originally posted 2023-01-13 12:15:37.