How To Create A Seamless Tile To Stair Transition

Posted 03/12/2021 by Arizona Tile

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Reside Beige Matte 24 x 24 Porcelain Tile With R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile
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The movement from one level to another in your home should allow a seamless transition and its important to ensure the stairway between those levels provides that sense of effortless change. With this in mind, its especially important to consider how to design the transition from a tile floor to a staircase in your home.

Essence Mahogany Wood-Look Rectified Color Body Porcelain Tile Floor from Arizona Tile
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1. Match the Colors 

Color is arguably the most crucial element in home décor. It lays the foundation for the theme and gives each space its character, making it a make-or-break feature. Though most homeowners focus on color when it comes to walls, furniture, and other décor elements, the floor is just as important. 

Matching the colors allows you to Achieve a seamless transition from floor to staircase and adds elegance. Essence, which also adds a wood-like transition into a wooden staircase is one of the best materials for achieving this. It is a color body glazed porcelain made using digital print technology. Even still, it adds the elegance of wood into a home, as it shares similar characteristics with natural wood such as color and tone.

When it comes to color, you'll be spoilt for choice as Essence comes in various unique shades such as Grigio, Bianco, Iroko, Miele, and Tortora. Each is unique but they can be used together to achieve great color transitions. In addition to flooring, sav wood can be used for:

  • Countertops
  • Exterior cladding
  • Showers
  • Fireplaces
  • Pool and spa (waterline)
  • Steam showers

Since Essence is a porcelain product, it comes with minimal maintenance needs.

Reside Black Porcelain Floor from Arizona Tile
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2. Use Balanced Textures

In interior design, you may have a great color scheme, layout, and furniture, but the space feels lacking. This is where texture comes in. Though it's rarely the focus of a design, it is just as crucial as the other elements. Texture adds visual weight to design elements. For a sleek contemporary design, use smooth textured floors. However, if you want a space to feel grounded, rustic, or even intimate, go for rough textures.

A classic look with a textural balance can be achieved with by using our Reside porcelain tile into a stained wooden staircase. This gives a sleek and modern look to the staircase transition using two distinct materials with a similar texture.

With texture, you need to balance consistency and contrast to add balance and depth to the room. The colors you intend on using should also guide your texture choices. A general rule of thumb is to use texturized surfaces when the tile and stair colors are similar. This will prevent the colors from blending together too much.  

One of the best ways of adding texture is by using a black smooth granite to tile staircase. For this there's no better material than the Indian Premium Black granite.

Indian Premium Black granite blocks come in fairly consistent sizes and colors. This ensures that there are minimal variations after installation. To get the best design outcome, you can get Indian Premium Black granite in either a polished or a honed finish.

Calacatta Gold Marble Natural Stone Flooring from Arizona Tile
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3. Use a Different Transition Surface

Depending on the tiles you use and the staircase's surface, you may not want a direct transition. If so, you can add a twist to your design and use another surface in between to help with the transition.

A bright white marble such as Calacatta Gold to a darker wood staircase can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your design. Its name is inspired by its creamy appearance with gold veins running through. Calacatta Gold marble can be used for both commercial and residential use. Along with being a great floor covering, it can also be used as a wall décor element and for bathrooms and countertops.  

Cementine Posa Rectified Porcelain Decos Tile Stairs from Arizona Tile
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4. Use an Irregular Pattern

Instead of focusing too much on how two different floor coverings will transition seamlessly, you can add visual interest by using patterned designs. This can be either on floor or staircase itself. For great effect, Cementine Posa is the ideal covering. This series is a rectified porcelain product made using digital print technology.

Our Cementine Posa collection comes in 5 different patterns for distinct looks so you can use one design or mix multiple to achieve a unique layout. With this design versatility you can use it all throughout your home from flooring to countertops, showers and fireplaces, and even exterior cladding and pools. 

Get the Best Results

Tile comes in different designs and colors. However, not all will blend in perfectly with the other floor coverings you wish to choose. Have a look at our wide variety of options on our website or stop into one of our locations today to pick the perfect surface for your floor to stair transition.

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