This is a common question, which name do you use? I use all of them and I don’t think it matters!
To me they all mean the same thing, I guess it all comes down to what your parents taught you! If anyone knows other wise, feel free to comment below!
The reason I am discussing stairs is because I have recently been up to my armpits in stair terminology. I have just made live a lovely little website on stairs, it is in it’s infancy, like all our little websites, but I have loads to keep adding to help everyone with their stair design education.
There are examples of staircases, with comments about their makeup and design features and pitfalls, the definition of a stair, parts of a staircase, the differences between stairs, ramps and lifts and in the future there will be information about ergonomics of stairs, lighting for stairs, materials for use on stairs and many more photographs of staircase design ideas.
So instead of reading this, move over to the stairs website and see what you think for yourself!