Walk on glass floors are sometimes required to carry a fire rating to protect exit ways and stop the spread of fire from lower floors upwards.
Transparent fire-rated walk on glass floors is an extremely specialist and technical glazing product and one that IQ Glass has extensive experience in.
IQ Glass can design specialist walk on glass units with a fire rating of up to 60/60. Fire-rated glass is an extremely specialist and delicate area of architectural glazing design. By combining elements of structural glass and high specification fire-rated glass IQ Glass can create a fire-rated glass floor that can achieve fire ratings of up to 60 minutes integrity and 60 minutes insulation.
IQ’s fire-rated glass floor enable us to create large, frameless, fire-rated floors with full safety and fire-rated certification and testing to EN 13501-2.
When specifying fire-rated glass it is important to keep in mind that all elements of the construction will need to be fire rated in order to gain a fire certificate. IQ Glass can design an entire fire-rated glass floor structure including fire-rated steel supports for a larger or longer walk on fire-rated glass floors.
Various glass shapes can be achieved, and have been tested, as part of the IQ Fire glass floor solution allowing greater flexibility in the design of fire-rated glass installations. Shapes from circles, curved edges and slanted edges can be achieved and allow the fire-rated glass floor installation to line up with oddly shaped walls or walkways.
Additionally, a larger number of screen printed finishes can be chosen for the walk on surface of the fire-rated glass floor to provide an anti-slip finish in a range of colours and patterns.