Applications for Glass Floors

Whether your need is for extra light or a view into the room below, the FloorGlaze range of glass floors will satisfy you beyond the mere practical.

FloorGlaze is an invisible hero in every sense and is designed to carry a uniformly distributed load of 2.5 KN/m2. However greater loads can be accommodated by using thicker glass in the make up of the panel if needed. When larger load capabilities are required then these can be calculated on an individual basis.

The FloorGlaze range can be used in hotels, sports centres and arenas, offices, museums, laboratories, hospitals, private homes and anywhere else you can imagine.

To help you decide your requirements for a fire-rated glass floor (FloorGlaze F60 and F30) or non fire-rated floor (FloorGlaze DG and SG) we have included some general information below.

The spread of fire within a building is restricted by sub-dividing it into compartments separated by walls and floors of fire resistant construction. Whether the construction requires being fire-rated is summed up by the following two principals:

  • To prevent the rapid spread of fire that could trap occupants of the building.
  • To help reduce the opportunity for fires to become large and therefore more dangerous to occupants and the fire service personnel.

The actual degree of fire-rating to give the required fire control and spread depend on various factors including:

  • The use of the building affects the quantity of people within, the potential for fires to start and spread, and the ease of evacuation.
  • The height to the top and the depth to the bottom of the building again affect ease of evacuation and the effectiveness of the fire services to intervene.
  • The availability of sprinkler systems will affect the spread of fire and may suppress it altogether.

FloorGlaze F60 and F30 are fire-rated and fully certified to BS EN 1365-2:2000 and BS 476: PART 21:1987 (see Testing for more info).

Glass Floor Applications

Enter the primary contact name.

Enter your contact telephone number.

Enter your contact email address.

Enter the site address.

Enter the site postcode.

Enter the number of floors that have exactly the same dimensions, specifications and perimeter configurations.

Enter the exact width in mm for the upper glass slab.

Enter the exact length (or span) in mm for the upper glass slab.

Choose the specification of the fire-rated performance. EI30 for 30 minutes insulation and integrity, EI60 for 60 minute insulation and integrity or choose a NON fire-rated specification.

Enter in KN the Design level of the Concentrated Load (CL) that needs to be allowed for in the calculations, to 1 decimal place.
For example the standard Domestic Concentrated load is 2.0 KN.

Enter in KN/m2 the Design level of the Uniformly Distributed Load (UDL) that needs to be allowed for in the calculations, to 1 decimal place.
For example the standard Uniformly Distributed load is 1.5 KN/m2.

Is the floor to be situated internally or externally? If the floor is being used externally then there will be a soft coating required to lower the U-value in accordance to part L of the Building Regulations.

If the floor is being left clear or with a simple pattern of dots it might compromise your sense of privacy. Sandblasting will provide the privacy or a translucent resin can be used in the lower interlayer of the glass slab.

Instead of using standard glass in the upper slab this can be replaced with Low Iron glass. Low Iron glass will allow about 10% more light through the floor and will give a cleaner and whiter appearance.

Mark one of the boxes on each side to identify the type of perimeter detail that is required.

If the fire-rated material beneath the frame is not covered by the internal finishes then we suggest this is covered by a cosmetic flashing. This flashing will need to be trimmed and fixed on site after the floor has been fitted. The flashing can be in powder coated or silver anodised aluminium or in satin finish stainless steel.

The top surface of the glass can become slippery especially when wet. To resist this the glass can be consistently sandblasted or have a 10mm dot pattern fritted on the surface.

Any notes or special instructions for this floor.

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