Staircase design ideas: Materials for contemporary staircases & walkways

Staircase Design Ideas: Materials for Contemporary Staircases & Walkways

Searching for staircase design ideas? Walkways and staircases are not only necessary for getting us from point A to point B, they also provide opportunities to create focal and other points of interest. With such a wide range of staircase materials and techniques available, choosing the right design can be a challenge.

Mykon inspired walkways and staircases are a fantastic addition to any office or home. All flooring panels use toughened glass skins – meaning that they are scratch resistant, easy to clean and highly resistant to deflection. This makes them ideal for spanning walkways, bridges, mezzanines, landings and staircases.

Individual panels can be tailor-made to fit into any floor framework or staircase system resulting in a truly flexible design.

The panels owe their high strength to the use of aluminium core within the toughened glass skins. Due to their composite nature, they are lighter and require less installation materials and framing requirements than standard glass sheets meaning your design can look seamless.

The special ‘fish eye’ effect ensures that the panels let light filter through to the spaces below whilst helping the people walking above to retain privacy. Thanks to the technique used, you can only see black silhouettes passing overhead whilst 78% light is still transmitted.

The result? Buildings can save on electricity bills and open up previously unusable space under floors and staircases.

Staircase Design Ideas by Mykon
Walkways Design Ideas by Mykon
Staircases & Walkways Design Ideas by Mykon


  • Toughened glass skins
  • Aluminium honeycomb core or pressed aluminium sheet
  • UV stable bonding adhesive

Optional Extras

  • Aluminium, clear or coloured edging available
  • Slip-resistant finish

Product Selector

Mykon’s walkways and staircases can be manufactured using the products below:

Project Focus: The Light House

Natural light played an important role in architect Gianni Botsford’s new build project which comprised of an 800m2 house on a back land site in Notting Hill, London.

As the plot of land was surrounded by other properties, there was little room for natural light to flow through. Gianni Botsford wanted to allow as much light as possible to filter into the lower levels of the house.

Gianni Botsford suggested making a glass floor using technology already developed by Mykon. Once a sample of the floor had been manufactured it was shown to the client as an alternative to punched steel.

Mykon’s B-Clear was specified for the stairs and walkways in the house due to the pixelated aesthetic of the material. It was translucent rather than transparent and produced interesting shadows when illuminated.

The Mykon team are always happy to discuss new and exciting staircase design ideas so be sure to get in touch to speak to us directly. Alternatively, you can find out more about the variety of applications we offer on our website here.