Commercial Stairs


Modular Stairs, Ramps, and Canopies

Prefabricated Commercial Metal Stairs

Our APEX Commercial Stairs are prefabricated, meaning they are ready to install right away. The industrial-grade aluminum components bolt together, amounting to never-ending configurations. Reduce costs and eliminate time-consuming welding with our APEX Commercial Stair System.

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APEX Metal Stair

Durable, Long Lifecycle

100% industrial-grade aluminum.
Won’t rust, warp, or rot.

Infinite Configurations

Our modular design and experienced engineers can configure solutions for the most difficult projects.

Reach Any Height

Our team can design modular stairs to reach any height you need

ADA & IBC Compliant

Designed to your needs. ADA, IBC, and local building codes. OSHA options also available.

Fast Installation

Prefabricated and bolts together on-site. No welding needed.

We Install

Make sure your project goes smoothly with our professional installation crew.

Schools

Universities

Hospitals

Modular Buildings

Churches

APEX stair ramp system components

The APEX system is a line of integrated access products that can be configured to meet the most challenging applications.

Product Resources

  • BIM/CAD Files
  • Product Info & Tech Specs
  • Specifications (CSI Spec)
  • Elevation/Plan Views
APEX System PDF
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Prefabricated stairs for loading docks

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Access stairs for semi-trucks & trailers

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Adjustable stairs with pivoting risers

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Commercial Stair Features

As the manufacturer, we can design commercial stairs to your specifications… however unique. Because units are prefabricated and bolt together, stairs come ready to install without needing special tools or equipment.

Easy Installation

Easy Installation

Our commercial stairs are modular and bolt together.

code compliant

Code Compliant

Our commercial stairs comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and International Building Code (IBC) and can meet local building codes.

Reconfigurable

Reconfigurable

Because the APEX System is modular, ramps, stairs and railings can be reused, added to, and reconfigured as your needs change.

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Modular design

Modular Design

Modular commercial stairs, platform landings, legs, and handrails bolt together without any on-site welding.

custom layouts

Custom Layouts

Our team of engineers will design a stair configuration layout just for you, and professional engineer stamps are available.

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Leveling Legs

Platform legs have 8” of adjustability for uneven ground or ongoing adjustments.

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

The entire line of APEX products will never rust, warp, or rot, so they are low maintenance and will last much longer than wood or steel.

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Slip-Resistant Decking

APEX stairs are standard with an aggressive, heavy-duty 3” channel grip strut grating that provides maximum, multi-directional slip resistance. Other decking options are available.

Common Applications

Commercial Stairs Maintenance PlatformsGenerator Access
Fire EscapesMezzanine StairsHVAC Access
Roof Access StairsCrossover StairsStair Towers
Rooftop StairsHillside/Berm StepsOSHA Industrial Stairs

Specifications

MaterialMill finish aluminum extrusions and sheet
HeightWe use 6″, 6.5″, or 7″ rises between the treads to reach any height
Width (Steps > 30″)48″ between the handrails, 60″ out-to-out
Width (Steps ≤ 30″)48″ between the handrails, 52″ out-to-out
Tread Depth12″ (11″ + 1″ nosing)
Platform Sizes64″ x 64″, 64″ x 96″, 72″ x 72″ (other sizes available)
Guardrail (Steps > 30″)42″ high
Guardrail (Steps ≤ 30″)Guardrail incorporated below handrail
Handrail36″ high
BalustersLess than 4″ apart
Weight Capacity100 lbs/sqft live load, 300 lbs point load over a sqft area
Powder Coating (Optional)Ask a solutions advisor for available color options

Decking Options

extruded stair decking
Extruded
grip strut stair decking
Grip Strut
fiber grate stair decking
Fiber Grate
Bar Grating
Handrail Specifications

ADd Ramps & Canopies

Upside’s APEX stairs are engineered to integrate with our ramps and canopies with seamless integration and make a great solution for modular buildings and loading docks.

APEX stairs, double ramp, platform and entryway canopy

So easy to work with!

Upside was so easy to work with! From estimating, to product selection, and all the way to delivery, they were very responsive and easy to work with. When we need another set of stairs, we will be buying them from Upside Innovations.

Matt S.

The stairs worked out great.

The stairs worked out great, and they love them!

Paul R.

Upside innovations was a pleasure.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery. Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

Fit perfect and was easily assembled.

The platform and stairs are now up and installed and are fantastic. It fit perfect and was easily assembled just as you said it would. Thank you for a wonderful product.

Ken W.

Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.

The quality was fantastic, and they showed up quickly. From the time they were pulled off the delivery truck, the stairs were assembled, stood up, and lag bolted into the floor in under 1 hour. We really couldn’t be happier with the whole experience we have had with Upside Innovations. Plus, the stairs are much sturdier than I had even hoped for. Below is a picture of the steps installed on the side of our gun range. Thanks again for the great job.

Derek P.

Worked out great.

Everything worked out great. Thanks to your team for taking care of the details.

Leo D.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery.

Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

Thank you for the quality work.

Thank you for the quality work. The stairs definitely enhance the look at Lakeside [Garden Apartments]. We appreciate your service to us, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Tanya P.

I am very impressed.

It went together well, I am very impressed that your fit and finish was as tight as it is. Thanks again to everyone involved in the project.

Vince B.

Love the quality.

What a great product to work with. Love the quality and ease of assembly!

Denny R.

The steps are well built.

The steps are well built and sturdy enough to handle our needs safely but yet light enough for two men to move without the use of equipment.

Matthew P.

Our Services

Our team designs, manufactures, ships, and installs ADA & IBC-compliant stairs, ramps and canopies to fit YOUR custom project. Our experts will work with you throughout the project to ensure your installation is correct to your specifications and code compliant.

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