The stair treads should be at least 36 inches wide. Despite these minimum requirements, we recommend that stairs should be at least 48 inches wide so that they don’t feel cramped.
How Wide Should a Step Be?
When it comes to home safety, one of the most important questions to consider is how wide should a step be? This is an especially important consideration for older adults and people with mobility issues who may require a more generous width for a safe and comfortable step. The good news is that the answer is fairly simple—the ideal step width should be between 36 and 48 inches.
When it comes to the measurement of a step, the width is typically measured from the outside of the tread to the outside of the riser. The tread is the part that you actually step on, while the riser is the vertical part of the step. The width of the step should be measured from the outside of the tread to the outside of the riser, not from the inside of the tread to the inside of the riser.
The ideal step width is typically between 36 and 48 inches. This width allows enough room for an adult’s foot to fit comfortably on the step, while also providing enough space for two people to pass each other on the same step without feeling crowded.
When it comes to stairs, the ideal step width should be between 10 and 12 inches. This allows enough room to support two feet and ensures that the stairs are comfortable to