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  • Can Your Stair Design Make You Healthier?

  • In response to the CDC’s ‘STAIRwell’ initiative, the SMA has put together a list of six staircases that will ‘wow’ you enough to make you want to burn a calorie per ten stairs every chance you get. Read More...

  • 7 Things You Did Not Know About Stairs

  • Stairs are an everyday part of life in most of the world. But there are a lot the average person doesn't know about them. Here are 7 things you may not have known about the biggest piece of furniture in your home.Read More...

  • The World's Most Dangerous Stairs

  • The world is full of staircases. Some more dangerous than others. However, these nine are the worst of the worst, the kind that make you cross the street when you see them coming.Read More...

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