Are you wanting to have a converted loft space for storage, or as a permanent room for use as a bedroom or study? Sometimes there’s no room for a full staircase up to a loft room, but a retractable ladder which is built for occasional use won’t suffice as a permanent fixture. You can therefore choose between Wooden loft ladders, aluminum ladders, or fiberglass ladder system to access your loft space.
Why Choose Wooden Loft Ladders?
If you want a ladder to a loft space or mezzanine floor area that fits in with décor of your home, not looking too industrial then you may want to consider wooden loft ladders. Permanent ladders are actually made of steel rods and braces and surrounded by wooden veneers, or just the steps are wooden. This makes for a ladder which is practical in terms of strength, durability and aesthetic looks. Different finishes can be applied to any visible metal, including powder coatings, or all metal can be cover within the wooden casing.
Hardware finishing such as Chrome, Nickel, Copper, Brass and Bronze can be applied to metals to give them a look in line with the decoration of the home interior. Wood finishes can vary from alder, birch, cherry, mahogany, maple, red oak, white oak or walnut. And they can be finished with a gloss, clear, matt or satin finish.
What about Fiberglass or Aluminum Ladders?
If your home has a more industrial feel, or is an oceanfront home you may elect for a more industrial material for your permanent loft ladders such as aluminum or fiberglass. Just like wooden ladders they can be built to specification and will add a feature to your home. Powder coatings can be applied to changing the color or finish of these ladders to match your décor. Oversized bottom steps and blind grab bars are added as safety features and add up to a functional but stylish ladder system which will be a feature in your home.
For homes with a nautical look, particularly those in oceanfront or in a dockside location, why not go for a nautical style ship ladders which echo the surrounding industry? White aluminum or steel ladders can look very effective as a design feature and of course will last a lifetime.
Other Specialist Ladders for the Home
Other specialist ladders that you may be considering for your home include wine cellar ladders, library ladders and other rolling ladder systems. They provide flexible access to layered or shelving systems. Again these can be made from wood with steel fixings and rods, aluminum which can be powder coated, or fiberglass. Specialist features such as bent ladders for double deep sections, top rolling ladders, bottom rolling ladders, and fixings for furniture effect can be added and built into the design.
A good ladder company will consult with you over the design and then provide drawings and specifications on the final design before sign off for manufacture. They will then deliver and fit your ladder.