Concrete Steps—Stepping Out in Style
Decorative concrete stairways offer endless design
Design Ideas for Concrete Steps
Deciding How Much Concrete You Need
Author Anne Balogh, ConcreteNetwork.com Columnist and Senior Editor of Concrete Network Magazine
Concrete steps or terraced stairways are the most prominent feature at the entryway of many homes and public buildings, yet too often they get relegated to purely utilitarian status. Elevating concrete stairs from bland to grand makes them the dramatic focal point of any entrance. Even greater visual impact is possible by combining decorative stairways with stamped or stained concrete walkways and landings that incorporate coordinating colors and patterns.
Concrete steps can be poured right along with your walkways or entryway, so they can be colored and textured to match. Precast concrete steps and precast concrete stairs are also an option. If you know just where they are needed, you can have the steps built off-site and installed later on your project.
VIDEO: CONCRETE STEPS
See this project that features curved cast-concrete steps with decorative details.