Where light or vision is required to pass between two layers of a building IQ Glass can design and install horizontal structural glass to create frameless structural glass floors. These highly durable walk on glass surfaces are manufactured using the highest specifications of glazing to ensure a light and clear glass surface.
As a structural glass installation IQ Glass will design all fixing and support details to suit the specific project or space. Our Invisio Structural Glass Fixing System is fully thermally broken, creating structural glass floorlights with high levels of thermal performance.
These transparent floor pieces can be installed as one panel or for larger installation minimal steel sections or frameless glass beams can be used to support any glass joints as necessary.
Low Iron Glass is always recommended due to the thick layers of glass generally needed to create the structural support to the walk on glass floor.
Anti-slip resistance can be applied to the surface of a walk on structural glass floor for added safety, especially to external glass floors. There are numerous ways to do this. IQ can apply a sandblasted finish to the external surface of the glass floor to create a rougher external surface. The glass is then finished translucent for ample light transmission through the structural glass unit whilst providing privacy and anti-slip resistance.
Alternative anti-slip resistance can be applied to the glass floor to allow vision through the glass panels whilst providing anti-slip. These include specialised ceramic inks applied to the surface of the glass in various patterns or indented patterns applied to the glass surface.
There are various installations of structural glazing to view at the IQ Glass Showroom, including a number of walk on glass structures.
The glass floors installed within Sky House offer a variety of design and slip resistant options. We also have various hand samples showcasing many other finishing options available.
With both internal and external glass floors, you will be able to see exactly how a structural glass floor withstands with time.
Book your appointment to visit the IQ showroom by getting in touch with the team.
Glass floors can be used for internal or external applications.
On areas where thermal insulation is required, we will use our Invisio thermally broken fixing details. This fixing design will differ from project to project. these will be designed and detailed by our in-house design team once IQ are appointed to the project.
Internal glass floors can be created using the same fixing section or a more bespoke steel angle system.
The required glass specification for your glass floor will depend on the size, span, expected pedestrian load and performance requirements.
The top layer of glazing will be made up of multiple panes of glass laminated together. This creates a structural glass panel strong enough to take the required pedestrian load.
If insulated glass is required spacer bars and inner panes of glass are included within the unit.
Anti-slip finishes are recommended to the outer surface of any walk on glass structure. there are various options available for your slip resistant finish. The team at IQ will be able to help advise you on the best finish for your application.
Please note that fire rated glass floors are possible but are a specialist requirement. Visit our Fire Rated Glass Floors page for more information about this specialised product.
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