Laminated glass flooring is produced by bonding two or more layers of heat treated pressured glass together with a plastic resin interlayer, which is known as Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB). Multiple PVB glass sheets are more popularly used by the automobile industry and the airline industry for designing windshields. The PVB interlayer makes glass floors impervious to water damage, it offers sound reduction and blocks 99% of UV rays. PVB interlayers can be customized into different colored sheets to be used by glass manufactures for architects and construction engineers.
The best way to lay a laminated glass floor is by using block pavers with an aluminum grid. This newer method encases the sides and bottom edges of each glass paver block with a silicone sealant rather than the original method of using grout. The aluminum grid provides durability and reinforcement for foot traffic, as well as offering a unique element to an interior design. Glass flooring is available in several different options including crystal clear which is transparent, frost, revo, small rocks and sand. These options provide different levels of translucency and privacy, yet natural lighting can still filter in.
Glass floor technology is safe, secure, quake proof, can handle all day foot traffic and shatterproof. Iconic structures like The Eiffel Tower are being renovated to place glass floors in its first floor level to give tourists an amazing view of the street level below. Government buildings, educational institutions and health care facilities all enjoy the environmentally friendly material, its aesthetics and its sanitary ability to repel dust, mold, bacteria and requires less cleaning than other floor materials.
NYC Glass Works manufacturers and installs all types and styles of glass flooring.
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