Internal walk-on glass floors are used to provide natural light from floors above to dark areas of your property. While enhancing the light in the interior below, they also ensuring the floorlight remains safe for people to walk on.
Applications of internal walk-on glass
- Providing natural light to dark rooms below,
- Using on stairs to provide aesthetic and gain space,
- Making greater use of floor,
- Create a spectacular glass walkways or bridges,
- For aesthetic purposes: glass flooring looks striking when used on stairs, other spaces.
When designing a walk-on glass floor, some points to be considered carefully are listed below:
- Project requirements,
- Supporting frame and beams,
- Structural loading,
- Glass type and thickness,
- Visible light,
Glass combination and thickness
Internal walk-on glass panel should always be both toughened and laminated. This laminated glass panel is consisting of two or three toughened glass panes. The thickness of glass is determined by the size & loading requirements. Structural calculation should be made carefully.
Some popular glass configurations for internal walk-on glass panels are listed below:
- 25.5mm Toughened laminated : Consist of two panes of 12mm toughened glass and one 1.52mm PVB Interlayer,
- 31.5mm Toughened laminated: Consists of two panes of 15mm toughened glass, and one 1.52mm PVB Interlayer,
- 33mm Toughened laminated: Consists of three panes of 10mm toughened glass and two 1.52mm PVB interlayers.
Depending on your project requirements, internal walk-on glass can be steel or aluminium framed. The supporting frame is usually non-thermal and powder coated.
Most walk-on glass floor applications will require that the glass to be supported on all four edges by a supporting frame.