Walkable Skylights and Glass Flooring

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Glass Flooring Systems specializes in complete walkable-skylights and glass-flooring systems. Our patented framing systems have a host of innovative features that fully address the shortcomings in traditional glass floors and skylights. As the industry leader in structural walk-on glass, we not only offer innovative walkable glass products, we provide an extensive array of glass-floor components and offer unbeatable product support.


Headquartered in Whippany, NJ, Glass Flooring Systems is a full-service manufacturing firm that designs, produces, assembles, and ships walkable skylights and glass-flooring products anywhere in the world. Why do we lead the industry? Because we not only design and build walkable glass systems, we've also had all our products independently tested and approved for listing with the NFRC, Energy Star, and Florida Product Approval. We do this to ensure we're providing superior quality and to make it as easy and seamless as possible for our products to be integrated into your designs.


We've brought many revolutionary glass-floor-design elements to market and we're constantly introducing innovative new features and solutions to the industry. In addition to our complete systems, we can also manufacture custom walkable skylight panels or glass flooring panels to complete your project with the best-quality glass in the industry. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.


Glass Flooring Systems offer superior components, comprehensive design and building support, and unmatched flexibility. Because we provide complete systems, there is no need to source individual components from various manufacturers to create a skylight or floor system. Together, all of these advantages result in products that are an unbeatable value.

Glass Flooring Systems isn't just a manufacturer - we're your partner, working in together to ensure the result is exceptional
every time.


ALL PRODUCTS

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SkyFloor™ Walkable Skylights - Series 1000

Glass Flooring Systems' SkyFloor® Series 1000 walkable skylights offer architects and designers an easy way to integrate walkable skylights into their plans, with features designed for a variety of application requirements. We've developed the industry's only fully thermally broken system which has been comprehensively tested to ensure compliance with the National Fenestration Rating Council's (NFRC) and Florida Product Approval's stringent requirements.

The Series 1000 also features a fully welded, seamless top cap, which creates an exceptional waterproofing barrier. This feature also enables us to provide customized flashing details for the ultimate in application flexibility.

Like all our SkyFloor® systems, the Series 1000 is available in pedestal-paver and recessed configurations, two unique perimeter-framing profiles that are ideal for enhancing rooftops, decks, and terraces. 

  • Triple-laminated, low-emissivity insulated glass for strength, security, and maximum energy efficiency
  • Low-iron glass, which enhances the beauty and improves the clarity of the glass
  • Back-painted glass around perimeter for a clean, crisp appearance
  • Argon or Krypton gas-filled insulated glass for optimal thermal performance
  • Fully thermally broken frames (poured and debridged)
  • Quanex® Tri-Seal™ Super Spacer, which is one of the most thermally efficient insulated-glass (IG) warm-edge spacers on the market today
  • 24 available anti-slip textures
  • Proprietary 6063-T6 aluminum construction reduces weight for faster installation
  • Stepped frame assembly that shifts weight away from the IG spacer
  • Fully independent, self-supported structural framing, engineered for 100 psf live load
  • Designed-in, snap-on setting blocks 
  • ENERGY STAR® rated



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SkyFloor® Walkable Skylights - Series 2000

Glass Flooring Systems' SkyFloor® Series 2000 ultra-high-performance walkable skylights offer architects and designers an easy way to integrate walkable skylights into their plans with footprints and features designed for a variety of application requirements. We've developed the industry's highest-performing thermally broken walk-on skylight, which has been comprehensively tested to ensure compliance with the National Fenestration Rating Council's (NFRC) stringent requirements.

Like all our SkyFloor® systems, the Series 2000 walkable skylight is available in pedestal-paver and recessed configurations, two unique perimeter-framing profiles that are ideal for enhancing rooftops, decks, and terraces. This series boasts several new features and enhancements: 

  • Industry-leading U values of 0.32 and SHGC values of 0.27
  • Industry's first fully thermally broken frame utilizing Ensinger Insulbar®
  • Patented integrated gutter system
  • Patented mechanical glass-hold-down system engineered to restrict uplift pressures
  • Triple-laminated, low-emissivity insulated glass for strength, security, and maximum energy efficiency
  • AAMA 2605 high-performance painted finish
  • Low-iron glass, which enhances the beauty and improves the clarity of the glass
  • Back-painted glass around perimeter for a clean, crisp appearance
  • Argon or Krypton gas-filled insulated glass for optimal thermal performance
  • Quanex® Tri-Seal™ Super Spacer, which is one of the most thermally efficient insulated-glass (IG) warm-edge spacers on the market today
  • Double- and triple-insulated unit options
  • 24 available anti-slip textures
  • Proprietary 6063-T6 aluminum construction reduces weight for faster installation
  • Stepped frame assembly that shifts weight away from the IG spacer
  • Fully independent, self-supported structural framing, engineered for 100 psf live load
  • Designed-in, snap-on setting blocks 
  • ENERGY STAR® rated



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Interior Glass Floors

Transform your Space with Glass Flooring
A glass floor is a stunning, dramatic addition to any interior space. Not only does our glass flooring offer aesthetic appeal, but it also allows for light to flow into the space below. The unique benefits of SkyFloor® glass flooring continue with its superior, rigorously tested framing system and its exceptional engineering support and design flexibility. With a beauty and simplicity that can't be matched, Glass Flooring Systems' interior SkyFloor® system is the perfect solution for any glass-flooring project.

 
Standard Features

  • Low-iron glass is standard with all our glass-flooring products
  • Proprietary 6063-T6 aluminum extrusions that produce crisp, clean profiles
  • Fully independent, self-supported structural framing, engineered for commercial live loads
  • Designed-in, EPDM setting gaskets that work as one with the framing members
  • 24 fully tested, anti-slip textures, including our proprietary Seeded Organic® top layer
  • Pre-engineered and custom sizes for ease of integration


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SkyFloor® Glass Deck System

A thoughtfully planned, well-built deck serves as an extension of your home's living space - an escape on which you can enjoy the outdoors, relax with a good book, and entertain friends. A traditional wood deck has some major drawbacks, however. It requires regular maintenance, including cleaning, sealing, and staining, and, what's more, the space beneath it becomes a dark and uninviting space. Our SkyFloor® Glass Deck System system eliminates these concerns while allowing your deck to more seamlessly integrate with the surrounding outdoors.

 
Standard Features

Offered as a complete package, our SkyFloor® Glass Deck System consists of innovative features and options that give it unparalleled strength and beauty:

  • Proprietary 6063-T6 aluminum construction reduces weight for faster installation
  • Glass panels that are permanently bonded to the frame with Dow Corning's 995 structural silicone and utilize our patented hold-down fasteners (HDFs) to restrict uplift pressures.
  • Clear, low-iron glass for minimum light filtering
  • Fully independent, self-supported structural framing, designed and engineered for 100 psf live load
  • Designed-in, snap-on setting blocks (80-90 shore as required for structural glass flooring)
  • Standard sizes available for ease of integration
  • 24 fully tested, non-slip textures, included our proprietary Seeded Organic® top layer
  • Custom-engineered interlayers
  • Integrated railing
  • Preassembled in our New Jersey manufacturing facility ensuring maximum quality control and perfected connections for ease of assembly



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Glass Staircases, Stair Treads & Landings

Glass staircases, treads, and landings are truly stunning architectural features that can create breathtaking visuals. A set of stairs made entirely of glass, for example, can make those climbing the steps appear as if they're treading on air. The huge variety of shapes and sizes, along with the range of complementary materials that can be integrated, mean that the design options for glass-stair systems are virtually limitless.

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Bridges / Catwalks

A glass bridge is a bold and powerful feature which is not only functional but also artistic. Glass Flooring Systems is the only manufacturer offering a complete turn key solution for such a feature. Contact us to discuss how Glass Flooring Systems can make this feature a reality and just how easy it can be.

 
Standard Features:

  • Proprietary 6063-T6 aluminum construction reduces weight for faster installation
  • Glass panels that are permanently bonded to the frame with Dow Corning's 995 structural silicone.
  • Clear, low-iron glass is standard for minimum light filtering
  • Fully independent, self-supported structural framing, designed and engineered for 100 psf. live load
  • Designed-in, snap-on setting blocks (80-90 shore as required for structural glass flooring)
  • Standard sizes available for ease of integration
  • 24 fully tested, non-slip textures, included our proprietary Seeded Organic® top layer
  • Integrated railing - optional.
  • Preassembled in our New Jersey manufacturing facility ensuring maximum quality control and perfected connections for ease of assembly


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Structural-Glass Beams

At Glass Flooring Systems, we create glass that serves not just as a beautiful aesthetic component, but also as an actual structural element. When we create structural-glass beams and use them to construct entire footbridges and catwalks from pure glass, the glass fulfills requirements in both form and function. Its ability to support the structure and look beautiful while doing so defies the idea that these footbridges and other elevated walkways require heavy steel beams and hefty pieces of hardware girding them from above and below. Not only are our all-glass bridges entirely safe, they're also highly functional and incomparably beautiful.


To create a structure from glass using structural-glass beams, we partner with glass-specific engineering experts who work closely with our architects and are responsible for assessing site conditions, conceptualizing designs, and defining structural specifications. We construct each beam from layers of tempered, low-iron safety glass and utilize the latest technology in SentryGlas™ interlayers. Each beam is precisely machined, drilled, edged, and polished to create a stunning architectural showpiece with incredible structural integrity.

 
Standard Features:

Unrivaled Products and Unsurpassed Support
To assist you in designing a structural-glass footbridge or other elevated walkway using structural-glass beams, we work in lockstep with your architect and structural planners to bring your concepts and visions to reality. Contact an Applications Specialist to learn more or to start designing with structural glass beams.

 


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Stair-Fixturing Hardware

When designing a glass staircase that features glass stair treads and landings, a key element to consider is the hardware that connects the glass to the stair stringer. At Glass Flooring Systems, we offer a variety of fixturing options that are precision-crafted down to the finest detail. Please see below to view our stair-fixturing hardware options:

Embedded (In-Glass) Fixturing
Spider Brackets
Point Fixturing 
Mounting Brackets
Unrivaled Products and Unsurpassed Support


To help you design the stair system that will best meet your needs and exceed your expectations, we provide our support and expertise at every step, from design conceptualization to the final installation. Contact an Applications Specialist to learn more or to start designing a custom glass-stair system. 


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Just Glass

Glass Flooring Systems offers many options for your structural- and walkable-glass applications. Whether you are a metal fabricator looking to add glass to your design or a homeowner wanting to bring light into a darkened space, we have the glass you need. From glass for walkable skylights and flooring to glass for bridges, terraces, and stairs, we provide products of unparalleled quality, strength, and durability.


Standard Features

All our glass is available with these innovative features and options: 


  • 24 fully tested nonslip top layers including our proprietary Seeded Organic® top layer
  • Low-iron content, which eliminates the green or blue coloring from the glass and offers outstanding clarity
  • Insulated or non-insulated glass panel
  • Ceramic back-painting
  • Custom-engineered structural-glass interlayer options
  • Embedded mechanical fixturing components within the glass
  • Post-lamination polished edges
  • Heat-soaking
  • Tempering
  • Heat-strengthening
  • Engineering calculations, shop drawings, and other resources


Top Layer
The top layer of each glass panel consists of a safe, non-slip surface that can also serve as a form of artistic expression, with dozens of patterns, textures, and finishes that meet or exceed the ASTM safety standards, making your glass as safe as it is beautiful. Please visit our Anti-Slip Walkable Surfaces to learn more about your options for customizing your glass flooring surface. 



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Anti-Slip Textures

Whether you're installing new flooring in your home or business or drawing up plans for a new building, it's critical that you give careful consideration to the safety of your chosen flooring material. Here at Glass Flooring Systems, we use only the most trusted anti-slip glass floor top layers available, which have been meticulously crafted and rigorously tested. With the largest variety of textures in the industry, you'll find the perfect fit to meet your aesthetic and safety requirements. Below, you can learn about the anti-slip top layers we offer that are designed to ensure safety in various situations and applications.

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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 Saflex® Structural DG and 
SentryGlas®
.

Why SentryGlas®?

The SentryGlas® interlayer is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials. With this kind of strength the glass can be a more active structural element in the building envelope, opening up design possibilities that didn't exist before. Besides its strength, SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer provides superior and lasting beauty. Glass Flooring Systems recommends SentryGlas®
 to help architects and builders do more with less, creating innovative new spaces, while providing greater protection for the building occupants.


Interlayer Design Options:

In addition to the structural interlayers, Glass Flooring Systems offers a number of design options for your interlayer choices. These options include digital printed interlayers, decorative meshes or colored laminations.  Contact an Applications Specialist to learn more about adding a design element to your walkable skylights and glass flooring. For more information on our interlayer options check out the links below. 

SentryGlas®glasslaminatingsolutions.kuraray.com/products/sentryglasr-ionoplast-interlayer


Eastman Saflex PVBwww.saflex.com/structural


Vanceva colored interlayers - www.vanceva.com


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Glass Machining and Finishing

Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and the latest advances in machining processes, we are able to produce glass flooring that will meet your most demanding requirements.
Using industry-leading CNC technology, we are able to machine our walkable glass in a number of ways that were never before possible. The end result is a glass floor that is exquisitely beautiful and finished with the utmost attention to detail. Our machining processes include the following:

  • Straight and countersunk holes
  • Post-lamination-polished edges
  • Embedding fixturing hardware
  • Heat-soaking
  • Notches
  • Radiuses
  • Custom shapes
  • Mitered corners


Hole and Displacement Tolerances


Unrivaled Products and Unparalleled Support


To help you design the glass flooring system that will best meet your needs and exceed your expectations, we provide our support and expertise at every step, from design conceptualization to the final installation. Contact an 

Applications Specialist


to learn more or to start designing a custom glass flooring system.



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Last Update: 2019-11-15