Closed Risers - Wooden Staircases
A closed riser staircase refers to a design where the vertical space between each tread, or step, is closed off. This is in contrast to an open riser staircase, where the space between the treads is left open. Closed risers can be made of wood or any other material, but in the context of this blog post, we will focus on wooden closed riser staircases.
The main benefit of closed risers is that they offer an added level of safety. With open risers, there is a risk of small objects or pets falling through the spaces between the treads. Children and pets, in particular, can be at risk of injury from falls on open riser staircases. Closed risers eliminate this risk by closing off the space between the treads.