Disappearing stairs are either folding or sliding stairs that can be raised out of sight and concealed in the ceiling when not in use. They are often used as attic stairs or as access to a roof.
Disappearing stairs are made of either wood or aluminum and are used for both residences and commercial facilities. Beacon Hill Supply offers both wood and aluminum folding stairs and wood sliding stairs. Its stairs feature a heavy-duty, full width piano hinge for added strength.
Bessler Stairway Company offers eight sliding stair models and one folding stair model. In business since 1909, Bessler boasts full-length handrails, load capacities up to 800 pounds, and solid stringers and treads.
Precision Ladders, LLC offers folding stairs made of commercial-grade aluminum that are custom-made for ceilings up to 13 feet 6 inches.