Glass Flooring Systems
walkable skylights and glass flooring

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Glass Flooring Systems specializes in walkable skylights and glass flooring. Our patent pending framing systems have numerous innovative features which solve the shortcomings in today’s market place.

Located in Whippany, NJ, Glass Flooring Systems has the capability to manufacturer, assemble and ship fully assembled or Pre-Fabricated knocked down (KD) walkable skylights and glass flooring anywhere in the world.

Along with our in house capabilities, we have established strategic alliances in the industry. Our unique blend of in house capabilities, combined with key vendor relationships, allow us to maintain control over all aspects of the product cycle. We provide superior quality and services, unmatched flexibility and reduced lead times, while offering the best value for the finished product.

If you need a walkable skylight or a glass floor GFS is your clear choice.

Here Is Why:

Industry First Features

  • Thermally broken frames for when insulated glazing units are required.
  • 6063-T6 aluminum construction
  • Fully independent structural framing
  • Stepped design to transfer the load of the structural floor glazing off the insulated glass unit
  • Integrated LED lighting (Optional)
  • Designed in snap on setting blocks (80-90 shore as required for structural glass flooring)
  • Adjustable cap with backer rod stop. Allows for various glass thicknesses without any redesign

In addition to our Skyfloor™ units, we can manufacture custom walkable skylights or glass flooring. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

ALL PRODUCTS

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SkyFloor™ Walkable Skylights

Fully glazed, fully assembled, engineered SkyFloor™ walkable sky-lights have been designed to integrate perfectly within a standard pedestal paver application. The outer dimensions of our pre fab units match the outer dimensions of a 23 7/8 x 23 7/8 paver grid pattern.

Maximizing living space is a common challenge for architects and owners. Combining both the ability to transform a previously unusable roof area into a beautiful and inspiring walkable surface at the same time allowing natural light into the room below is an excellent solution.Until now this has typically been an expensive and complicated proposition. Glass Flooring Systems industry leading SkyFloor™ is an integrated package of services as well as affordable.

SkyFloor™ fully assembled walkable skylights use our proprietary 6063-T6 aluminum extruded framing members. Using aluminum re-duces the weight of the completed assembly at the same time maintaining the strength and load bearing capabilities required. This weight savings also provides for a quicker and easier installation, which saves both time and money. Our proprietary designed framing system has a built in thermal break and snap on setting blocks that are rated at80-90 shore. The glass construction is three layers of 3/8 glass with either Eastman Saflex PVB or SentryGlas® with the interlayers insulated for the ultimate in thermal protection. The glazed assembly ispermanently bonded to the frame with Dow Corning''s 995 structural sealant. Our standard units come pre engineered and approved to support a live load of 100lbs per sq. ft.

We offer four SkyFloor™ fully glazed walkable skylights which integrate perfectly within a 23 7/8 x 23 7/8 pedestal paver application. Other sizes available, as well as custom sizes, to meet your requirements. Check out our standard sizes page for more information, sizes and configurations.

The industry leading design of Glass Flooring Systems' SkyFloor™ fully glazed, fully assembled and fully engineered units yield a world of possibilities.

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Thermally Broken Walkable Skylights

Glass Flooring Systems thermally broken SkyFloor™ units have been designed from their inception to be a thermally broken system. This critical feature is not an afterthought of makeshift solution. There are two versions of our thermally broken frames. One is designed for use with pedestal pavers or other elevated finished surface. The second is our recessed frame which has been designed to work for a low profile or close to the slab framing condition. Our recessed frame provides a flush finish surface to match your finish walkable surface. Both ver-sions are constructed of 6063-T6 aluminum; greatly reducing the overall weight of the completed assembly while still maintaining all of the strength and load bearing capabilities required. This reduced weight provides for easier and quicker installation, saving both time and money.

Our thermally broken SkyFloorTM units utilize our patented framing system which incorporates our snap on setting blocks. These setting blocks work as one with the framing members, eliminating potential installation issues or unsightly finish conditions. In addition, all thermally broken frames are configured with an LED lighting channel. This industry leading option provides a wave of color over the glass helping to transform any room into a dynamic living space.

Thermally broken SkyFloor™ units come in either white or black with custom colors available upon request.

Our proprietary frames provide an elegant and truly functional solution for all of your walkable skylight and glass flooring needs. Every thermally broken SkyFloor™ unit has numerous patent pending features to insure a beautiful, trouble free finished product.

Standard and Industry First Features
  • Thermally broken frames
  • 6063-T6 Aluminum construction
  • Independent structural framing
  • Insulated Glass Units
  • Stepped design to transfer load of the structural floor glazing off the Insulated Glass Unit.
  • Integrated LED lighting (Optional)
  • Designed in snap on setting blocks (80-90 shore as required for structural glass flooring)
  • Adjustable cap with backer rod stop. Allows for various glass thicknesses without any redesign

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Non-Thermally Broken SkyFloor™ Units

Glass Flooring Systems non-thermally broken SkyFloor™ units are made with the same detail to design as our thermally broken units yet are meant for indoor applications (interior floor, catwalks, bridges, etc) or exterior applications where an insulated unit is not required; such as an outdoor terrace or any other area where you want natural light to flow into the space below. All non thermally broken SkyFloor™ units are constructed of 6063-T6 aluminum; greatly reducing the overall weight of the completed assembly while still maintaining all of the strength and load bearing capabilities required. This reduced weight provides for easier and quicker installation, saving both time and money.

Our non-thermally broken SkyFloor™ units utilize our patented de-signed framing system which incorporates our snap on setting blocks. These setting blocks work as one with the framing members, eliminating potential installation issues or unsightly finish conditions. In addition, all thermally broken frames are configured with an LED lighting channel. This industry leading option provides a wave of color to wash over the glass, helping to transform any room into a dynamic living space.

Non-thermally broken units come standard with either white or black frames. Custom colors are available upon request.

Our proprietary frames provide an elegant and truly functional solution for all of your glass flooring needs. Every non-thermally broken SkyFloorTM unit has numerous patent pending features to insure a beautiful, trouble free finished product.

Standard and Industry First Features
  • 6063-T6 Aluminum construction
  • Independent structural framing
  • Integrated LED lighting. Optional
  • Designed in snap on setting blocks (80-90 shore as required for structural glass flooring)
  • Standard sizes available for ease of integration

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Recessed Walkable Skylights

SkyFloor™ thermally broken recessed units are an excellent option when incorporating walk on skylights or glass flooring into your project. SkyFloor™ thermally broken recessed units have been designed to be a thermally broken unit. This critical feature is not an afterthought of makeshift solution. Each SkyFloorTM thermally broken recessed unit is engineered to withstand up to 100lbs per sq ft live load* along with numerous design features to ensure a beautiful, trouble free finished product.
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Pedestal Paver Integration

Glass Flooring Systems' thermally broken SkyFloor™ elevated units are an excellent option when incorporating walkable skylights into your roof paver layout. Our thermally broken SkyFloorTM units have been designed to work perfectly within pedestal paver applications. The outside dimensions of our units are designed to layout perfectly with a 23 7/8 x 23 7/8 paver configuration or a variation of those dimensions. Each unit is engineered to withstand up to 100lbs per sqft live load* and has numerous design features to ensure a beautiful, trouble free finished product.
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Green Roof Skylights

There are many reasons to design a green roof into your project. Essentially green roofs supplement traditional vegetation without disrupting urban infrastructure, as well as utilize neglected spaces and make them useful. Green roofs last longer than conventional roofs, reduce energy costs with natural insulation and create peaceful retreats. Green roofs improve air quality and help reduce the urban heat island effect. Glass Flooring Systems SkyFloor™ walk on skylights are an excellent complement to a green roof installation. Our SkyFloor™ skylights provide an easy way to allow natural light into the space below while still maintaining the usability of the roof area. Our patent pending design provides the space required for your drainage layer, filter membranes and growing medium while blending seamlessly into the overall design. An ideal scenario for incorporating SkyFloor™ walk on skylights into your green roof project would be to use them as the walkway throughout the green roof landscape. Using them in this manner provides multiple benefits to the overall function and design of the project. In addition, SkyFloor™ walk on skylights are the only walk on skylights with third party performance testing data. SkyFloor™ units meet or exceed the industry standards for UV and heat transfer testing. This is instrumental when completing your overall building survey for energy code compliance.
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Terraces and Catwalks / Bridges

Glass Flooring Systems' SkyFloor™ units are an excellent option when incorporating walkable glass flooring into your terrace, catwalk or bridge application. These three applications are perfect locations to incorporate a glass floor. It turns an average terrace into a show piece while allowing light to flow through to the space below; creating two beautiful and dynamic spaces. As for a catwalk or bridge, these are already unique architectural elements in a design. Implementing a glass floor into these applications turns them into stunning one of a kind feature. Sure to delight all who experiences this unique feature. Glass Flooring Systems has all of the expertise and knowledge to make all of your glass flooring ideas become a reality.
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Interior Floor

A glass floor is a dramatic and stunning addition to any interior space. Glass flooring not only allows for light to flow into the space below, it has numerous design options which can be easily integrated into the design. Glass Flooring Systems' interior SkyFloor™ system is an excellent solution when you are adding glass flooring into your project. Our countless options and patented system can be easily integrated into your project, providing a level of simplicity and beauty which can't be matched.
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Stair Treads and Landings

Glass stair treads and landings make a stunning architectural feature inany space. Glass Flooring Systems has the capabilities to cover all your demanding requirements. We can provide you with nearly limit-less design options for your stair tread and landing needs.

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Standard Glass Block Units

Glass Flooring Systems would like to introduce you to our industry changing standard units. Our standard units are available as either a thermally broken unit or as a non-thermally broken unit and come in a variety of sizes and configurations. The illustrations below show examples of each standard unit size as a single bay layout and an eight bay layout; however you can choose any number of bays required.

Some Key features of our Standard Units:
  • Easy integration into the building architecture
  • Reduces design time, installation time and structural engineering requirements and creates cost savings
  • Engineer sealed drawings with performance testing
  • Architects can simply download the assembly drawings and details from the GFS website and insert our products into their drawing package
  • Available as either thermally broken unit or a non- thermally broken unit
  • 6063-T6 aluminum construction
  • Fully independent structural framing
  • Stepped design to transfer load of the structural floor glazing off the insulated glass unit
  • Integrated LED lighting (Optional)
  • Designed in snap on setting blocks (80-90 shore as required for structural glass flooring)
  • Adjustable cap with backer rod stop. Allows for various glass thicknesses without any redesign
  • Glazing structurally bonded in place with Dow Corning 995 structural sealant

Glass Flooring Systems standardized units are the go to product for your walk on skylight and glass flooring applications.

In addition to our standard units we can manufacturer custom walk on skylights or glass flooring.

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Just Glass

Glass Flooring Systems offers many "just glass" products for your specialty glass needs. Glass Flooring Systems can supply you with just glass for all of your walkable glass needs .For Example: walkable skylights, catwalks, bridges, terraces, stair landings or stair treads.

Here is a list of our glass fabrication and process capabilities.
  • Structural Glass Flooring Slabs Available for exterior or interior applications with a variety of make-ups to meet your energy, security, privacy and decorative needs.
      o Structural Glass Flooring Slabs can feature
          Integrated insulated glass units
          Back painting
          A digital printed layer
          Colored laminations
          Decorative meshes
  • Textured walkable surfaces
      o Standard float
      o Low iron
      o Numerous organic or pattern textures available.
  • Lamination
      o Eastman Saflex PVB
      o Dow SentryGlas®
      o Vanceva colored interlayers
  • Tempering up to 3/4" thick
  • Heat Strengthened up to 1/2" thick
  • Heat soaking
  • Drilling and cut-outs of tempered, annealed and laminated products
  • Polished edge work

We also offer many design and creative glass solutions. These include back painting, silk screening, decorative meshes and digital printing. Our digital printing can be done with conventional or ceramic inks depending on your application and requirements. These options can add an extra level of customization and individuality to your projects, helping create an exciting and inspiring space.

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Anti-slip Walk On Surfaces

The top layer or walking surface of your skylights or glass flooring has two main criteria. Primarily, as a design feature, it should look great and be pleasing to its owner. It should be a reflection of the room it compliments. Secondly, it must meet the safety requirements of the local building codes. It must provide a safe walkable surface, being slip resistant as well as strong and durable. Here at Glass Flooring Systems we have established strategic alliances with many the best glass flooring suppliers in the world. This enables us to provide you with a variety of walkable glass options. ALL OF OUR GLASS MEETS the majority of building codes throughout the country, including loads and thermal requirements and missile impact ratings.
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Lamination

Lamination is a critical component of walkable skylights and glass flooring. Glass Flooring Systems offers two different structural interlayer options Eastman-Saflex PVB and SentryGlas® - with SentryGlas® being our standard interlayer.
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Color

Glass Flooring Systems products come with a variety of colors options. You can choose the frame color, the glass color and optional LED lighting. Glass Flooring Systems can also produce any graphic you supply to the glass interlayer, providing an infinite number of design possibilities.

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Last Update: 2016-12-12