Custom Cast Iron Stair Treads, Risers and Landings

Traditional cast iron stairs and dynamic modern combintations of glass and LED lighting

Custom Cast Iron Treads, Risers and Landings for Architects and Designers

Custom cast iron stair treads and risers afford the designer wide latitude to set the mood, impress a brand, or compliment a style. Richmond Iron custom casts treads, risers and landings from foundry patterns rapidly designed in 3D CAD and CNC machined on site. Stair treads and risers are uniquely appropriate for sand casting since a single staircase may have dozens of castings and the efficiency of sand casting is revealed by volume.

Lighted treads and risers assembled with glass or acrylic prisms and backlit with LED fixtures are at once modern and familiar. And since cast iron treads are self supporting over moderate spans, conventional structural steel supports can be used for an economical solution that always impresses.

Custom Cast Iron Stair Treads

With a custom low relief traction surface, a custom cast iron tread can be a graphic statement or a strictly functional element. Cast iron treads are self supporting up to 48″ wide and a cost effective alternative to stone or concrete.

Custom Cast Iron Stair Risers

Lighted cast iron risers with glass or acrylic prisms and LED backlighting turn stair risers into atmospheric superstars. Or, a solid cast iron riser is an easy solution for code compliant stairs. Our structural cast iron treads free up the riser to be an aesthetic choice minimally integrated into the structure.

Lighted Treads and Risers

Cast iron treads and risers with embedded glass and acrylic prisms transform solid and functional cast iron into a luminous architectural focal point. Custom castings from Richmond Iron can incorporate a little or a lot of glazing to provide just the right amount of accent lighting for a staircase.

Staircase Design

Custom cast iron stair treads, risers and landing panels are modeled in 3D CAD by Richmond Iron to allow CNC machining of foundry patterns for sand casting. All stairs have similar constraints to meet code and some details tend to repeat but every set of castings are designed and cast to order.

No Paint Option for Black Iron Finish

Richmond Iron offers a durable, low cost, environmentally friendly black patina option for cast iron. Black Max, a polymerizing rust converter, permanently blackens natural rust for a beautiful and durable black patina finish. Naturally aging the cast iron imparts a tough rust coating that is sealed and blackened by Black Max. Since the cast iron is already rusted, it is resilient to future oxidation.

Foundry Patterns for Custom Castings

Richmond Iron makes foundry patterns for cast iron stair treads, risers and panels using 3D CAD/CAM software and CNC milling for rapid foundry tooling and casting. Custom casting stair treads, risers and landing panels is a streamlined process that ensures efficient staircase assembly.

3D CAD Design of Treads, Risers and Landing Panels

Richmond Iron uses 3D CAD/CAM software to design all stair tread, riser and landing panel castings and FEA stress simulation can be done to ensure longer spans meet deflection limits.

Ductile Iron Advantage

Richmond Iron only pours domestic ASTM certified iron from O. K. Foundry Co., Inc. including ASTM A536 Ductile Iron.

Ductile iron has the strength of steel and the low cost of cast iron. It is a miracle metal and can be used to cast structural cast iron treads that are self supporting over longer spans.