Stairways, Inc.

Stairways Inc.

Stairways, Inc. offers four basic types of Spiral Stairs:

  • Fully Assembled (FAS)
  • Standard Kit (SKD)
  • Heavy Duty Kit (HD)
  • All Wood (AW)

Fully Assembled Spiral Steel (FAS) - Fully Assembled spiral stairs are welded and ship in one or two sections and have the most options to offer. Any of the components seen on pages 13, 14 & 15, in our catalog**, are available on this type of spiral staircase. Perfect for residential, industrial or commercial applications. Available in steel, aluminum and stainless steel. The advantages of welded construction are: Design adaptability, any diameter and height, and any material. Ability to ship up to ten code-compliant stairs, per truck, when purchasing in quantity. The only disadvantage of the welded unit is the freight cost.

Standard Spiral Kit (SKD) – This is our most common spiral stair. It is a bolted assembly with stamped parts. The cost is comparable to a Fully Assembled welded spiral staircase. It is economical to produce and ship. There are limited options, but there are still a good variety of step baluster and handrail designs to choose from. Standard spiral stair kits are available in diameters from 40” to 72,” with no height limitation. Available materials for this type of staircase are steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Assembly of a Standard Spiral Kit stair requires two people and approximately 8 hours to complete and it is the most economical to ship.

Heavy Duty Spiral Kit (HD) – This is a bolted assembly with all machined parts. Heavy Duty does not mean that it is more structurally sound than our other types of spiral stairs, it only refers to the manufacturing procedures. Heavy Duty Kits have been designed to replace a Fully Assembled Spiral stair when access is an issue. In an upper end application, such as a high rise condominium, this staircase can be transported in an elevator, and when assembled, not look like a kit. Available in steel, aluminum and stainless steel. All parts on this spiral stair unit are machined and not stamped.

Please Note: Galvanization and Wood treads and handrails are available options on any of the above listed spiral staircases.

All Wood Spiral (AWS) – Our final spiral stair type is All Wood. Our all wood spiral stairs are beautiful and available in any diameter and height. Our standard wood species is Red Oak but, it is also available in White Oak, Ash, Maple, Walnut, Cherry or Brazilian Cherry, Ipe, Teak, Hickory, Pecan. This staircase is assembled in our plant then disassembled to ship.

About Stairways Inc.

Based in Houston, Texas in a 31,250 square foot manufacturing facility, Stairways Inc. has manufactured and delivered – along with the metal spiral staircases and wood spiral staircases noted above - custom staircases, galvanized steel stairs, and stairway parts throughout the United States, through a distributor network, as well as directly from our Houston location. Stairways Inc. proudly serves the industrial, commercial and residential markets, from large corporate clients to the individual residential consumer.

Stairways Inc. can deliver metal spiral staircases, custom circular stairs and staircases, and wood spiral stairs and staircases fully assembled to a client, or in unassembled kit form. Fully assembled metal spiral staircases are fully assembled and welded; while an advantage to delivering a complete metal staircase is that you, the client, will be receiving the highest quality finished product, a disadvantage is the freight cost associated with a large (heavy) finished metal spiral staircase. For this reason, Stairways Inc. is proud to offer standard metal spiral staircase and wood spiral staircase kits, which are both relatively inexpensive to purchase and ship (compared to assembled metal stairs and wood stairs).

Custom Projects

For your unique custom staircase needs, Stairways Inc. can provide a quote for your specific requirements, usually with turnaround time of one to two business days. You can use our Quote Center form, fax your custom drawing, or email your custom staircase design in .dwg or .dwf file format. No matter how simple or complex your metal staircase, custom staircase or wood staircase needs are, Stairways Inc. can meet or exceed all your requirements and specifications.

Contact the specialists at Stairways Inc. for immediate assistance!

If you have any questions contact us by phone at 1-800-231-0793 or e-mail to or visit our website at

Stairways, Inc.
4166 Pinemont
Houston, TX 77018
Tel: (713) 680-3110
Fax: (713) 680-2571
Tollfree: (800) 231-0793
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