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Best Wood for Your Staircase

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Best Wood for Your Staircase

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Here at DG Construction, one of the areas we specialise in is joinery, and with this includes a wealth of knowledge on materials and quality. We wanted to put a bit of a focus on staircases today, as this can be quite challenging when it comes to choosing the perfect match for your home. You have to think about what’s most important to you – style? Quality? Longevity?

All of this is fairly straightforward, however knowing where to start when it comes to which kinds of wood will tick the boxes for you, can be a little bit more difficult. So without further ado, we’re going to jump right in and tell you about some of the best kinds of wood for your staircase!




Oak is a particularly popular and well known wood used for staircases. It has a lot of perks and is guaranteed to look great and last for a long time when fitted into your home. Oak is great for the interior design as well as being extreme high quality. This type of wood is generally a good fit for most properties, as it matches more or less any any design. It has a bit of a brown colour too it, and it isn’t too dark or too light, making it a go-to option for a lot of people. It also has a fine, steady grain factor to it, which is often very appealing to homeowners. Furthermore, Oak is easier to craft and make any changes to and always remains in great condition.




Mahogany used to be the most popular timber used in staircases, due to its classy look and sturdy build. It is coloured very dark brown with a slight hint of purple, so this can be a little tricky with some home designs but it can really add a special and unique touch. Putting the design aspects aside, Mahogany is very tough and therefore long lasting. It is quite a high end and luxury option, and so can drum up a bit of a high cost, however you’re certainly paying for quality. This is another kind of wood that is easy to craft and remains in fantastic condition throughout its lifetime. Mahogany is the perfect option if you really want to add a touch of luxury to your home and its appearance.




To put it plainly, Ash is generally ‘the cheaper option’ and a great alternative to Oak. the properties are very similar, so if you’re wanting to save a bit of money but still gain the same benefits, it is ideal for you. Another thing to take note of is that Ash requires slightly more craft work, and it also has a more obvious grainy look. Due to this fact, you may want to check that it looks well against your home before buying it.




Walnut is another type of wood known for its luxurious deep, dark brown look. It doesn’t work in every home as it can clash with certain aspects, however if you want to go bold this is the best option for you. Walnut staircases tend to look good when the rest of the room is light, for example white or creme. It’s also a very solid and traditional wood.



We hope this has helped you and given you some extra knowledge on these particular types of wood. The most important things to consider are how it’s going to look in your home, what the quality is like, and how sturdy and long lasting it is. If you have any enquiries or are looking at getting a new staircase built in or touched up, talk to us today on 07886 929 497.

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