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      Structural glass and glass block floors can add light in lower level spaces and provide a unique design element in a commercial, retail or residential building.

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      Structural Glass Floor and Glass Block Paver Flooring for Bridge, Walkway & Staircase Projects

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      glass block floor and deck system in a mall

      Structural glass and glass block flooring systems can provide the following benefits in commercial, architectural, retail, and residential buildings:

      Lighting transmission from upper to lower levels. Glass walkways, bridges, and staircases allow light to pass from upper to lower levels, while providing a functional and structurally sound surface for foot traffic. Use of glass block in these applications enhances daylighting, which cuts energy costs.

      A dramatic design element. Whether you're choosing structural laminated glass or glass block pavers, we offer a wide range of surface designs that are both safe and stylish. We can also customize the laminated flooring system by screening a pattern into the interior layer.

      Engineering support for commercial, retail, or residential projects. These flooring systems, available in standard and custom sizes, accommodate a variety of load considerations.

      Installable within different surrounding materials. Glass floor systems can be put into wood, tile, stone, or concrete floors.

      Easily installed and replaced modular system. Our glass blocks are set inside a lightweight structural aluminum grid system. This makes them both easy to install and replace if breakage were to occur. This system can span 7'6" without additional supports.

      Thermal efficiency. Structural glass panel systems are thermally efficient and offer weather protection and security.

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      Products & Uses

      Glass Block Paver Floors and Walkways

      ibp glass block paver system in a commercial building

      Glass block paver walkways are available in an aluminum grid system and also fabricated into concrete panels. The IBP aluminum grid uses a neoprene boot that encloses the sides and bottom edges of the paver to provide a cushion between the glass and aluminum structure. Silicone sealant is applied to the small channel around each individual paver. The system comes complete with the perimeter pieces, spanning members, spacer members, paver boots, paver units, and sealant.

      Sizes & Pattern Options:

      6" x 6" x 1' solid glass pavers in the following patterns:

      6 x 6 x 1 clear glass block paver
      Clearview
      sanblasted and frosted glass block paver 6 x 6 x 1
      Clearview Sandblasted
      button pattern glass block paver
      Daisy Button
      sandblasted button pattern glass block paver
      Daisy Button Sandblasted
      delphi 1 inch thick paver block
      Delphi
      sandblasted delphi paver unit
      Delphi Sandblasted

      8" x 8" x 1' solid glass paver units in the Concentric Circle pattern

      8" x 8" x 1" glass block paver unit
      Concentric Circles

      Structural Glass Floor Tile System

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      This glass floor system combines a structural aluminum grid with laminated glass floor tiles that fit inside the grid. The laminated glass tiles consist of a top layer tempered for impact resistance and one or more heat-strengthened bottom layers that are bonded with a clear interlayer. Each floor system comes as a complete kit with all glass tiles and aluminum parts cut to individual project specifications.

      Sizes & Glass Pattern/Frame Options:

      • Glass units can range in size from 12" square to 48" square.
      • Custom glass shapes can be created up to 16 square feet in area per unit.
      • Slip resistance is achieved through the use of a ceramic based frit which is permanently heat fused to the walking surface.
      • Translucent patterns are available using a fully etched obscurity frit or a stain etch finish. Technographic interlayers can be added with leaf or other designs.
      • Aluminum grids comes in a clear anodized finish or custom colors.

      Glass Staircase and Stair Treads

      glass staircase and stair treads

      The GlassWalk ST system can accommodate glass stair tread spans up to 48" with supports on only 2 sides. This system uses a 3 ply stair tread which is 1.325" thick. The treads are made with ceramic frits baked on to the walking surface to maximize slip resistance. There are choices of various stair patterns to choose from.


      Where to use Glass Flooring

      Some common places where glass floors have been used include:

      • Malls, shopping centers for pedestrian walkways
      • Medical centers or hospitals
      • Contemporary or traditional residential homes
      • Town & civic centers
      • Schools, universities and hospitals
      • Courthouses, municipal buildings, and justice centers and mass transit systems
      • Commercial buildings
      • Museums
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      Installation

      Installation of glass block paver system

      1. The perimeter members are put into place into a prepared opening.
      2. Install the spanners for the first row and then spacer as needed.
      3. Insert the glass pavers into the rubber boots and set the units into the grid.
      4. Apply silicone sealant around each paver.

      Installation of glass floors

      structural glass floor installation process
      1. The perimeter members are put into place into a prepared opening.
      2. Install the spanners for the first row and then spacer as needed.
      3. Apply pre-cut extruded silicone cushions to the sides of each grid before setting the glass in place. Mask the edges of each glass panel to prevent damage and assure a neat installation.
      4. Apply silicone sealant around each glass unit.
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