Should I Install A Stair Landing In A Stairway With More Than 14 Steps?
According to the uniform building code,
stairways that will be used to access floors higher than 12 feet, will
require a landing.
That's 12 feet of vertical rise between floors.
However, you should keep something important in mind and that safety. If someone fell down a long stairway and was knocked unconscious, they could end up seriously injured, if they continued to roll down the entire stairway.
If this same person fell on a stairway with a landing, there's a good chance they wouldn't roll down the entire stairway.
Most stairways for two-story homes with eight-foot ceilings will have 13 steps and that's a lot of steps to fall down, if you trip at the top.
However, Straight stairways are easier to install and save the home builder lots of money.
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