Straight Staircase

Shop our straight metal staircases that are specially built for your home and arrive as a single metal staircase kit. It will include all of the components, tools, and hardware required to install it yourself. Our DIY system is perfect for open concept or modern homes. Pair it with our stainless steel railing! For more information contact one of our experts by clicking the button below.


  • Stainless Steel
  • Accessible Installation
  • Custom Engineered Staircase
  • 4 Week Lead Time
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Advantages of a Straight Staircase

  • Very easy to navigate
  • One of the easiest—if not THE easiest—types of staircase to design and install
  • Usually do not require additional support structures
  • Can be very simple in appearance, making them ideal for minimalistic designs
  • Handrails can often be constructed and installed in long pieces
  • The measurements needed to create a straight staircase are often easy to obtain

Disadvantages of a Straight Staircase

  • Can use a large amount of space
  • Often provide less privacy than other configurations
  • Straight staircases taller than 12-feet high require a landing
  • May be too simplistic in appearance for some designs

Types Of Stairs
What is a Straight Staircase?
A straight staircase is the metal or wooden rise suppported by a stringer. The modern version of the straight staircase supports open concept designs, and is often sold as a staircase kit. Viewrail offers single metal staircases that are prebuilt to your exact specifications.
Are straight staircases prefabricated?
Yes. We engineer and manufacture each section of your staircase and ship it to you clearly marked and labeled— to ensure quick assembly on site. You’ll receive your straight stair in one piece, and all the tread brackets will come with bolts, so it’s simple to bolt the entire system together.
Can Viewrail staircases be built to code?
All straight staircase components are built to comply with the most recent iteration of the International Builders Code (IBC). We always recommend that you check on your state or local laws to ensure that you are complying with their individual requirements for installation.
What type of steel are your indoor stringers made from?
Our interior stringers are made of mild steel. We chose this material for its strength and durability. It’s perfect to hold up to the everyday wear and tear of home life.
Can I add a riser to my straight staircase?
Yes! We even have a glass option. This pairs exceptionally well with our glass system.
Will I need other people to help install the stringer?
Most likely yes, unless you have the right equipment. However, a small team will always help speed up the process of installing a straight stair. Here is a video of a father and son installing an entire project from start to finish!
How much weight can your stringers hold?
Our steel staircases have passed the building code guidelines and this was determined by an independent third-party engineering firm. In fact, a straight stair can hold over 10,000 pounds of weight. Our founder, Len Morris, actually tested this out himself in a live Facebook video.

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