Frameless Glass Guards
To allow for a minimalist design and maximum transparency floating stairs are best complemented with frameless glass guards.
Our patented glass hardware allows us to perfectly line up glass panels. Glass is secured directly to the metal stair skeleton for enhanced strength.
International building code mandates use of laminated glass. For frameless glass guard we suggest 13/16 thick tempered and laminated glass. If glass is having a top rail, we suggest 9/16 tempered and laminated glass.
Some codes allow monolithic tempered glass and ½” glass is typically used.
Most often regular clear glass is used. It has a slight green tint that is more noticeable at the glass edges. Extra clear glass with crystal clear edges is available. Extra clear glass is also known as star fire glass or low iron glass. Acid etched glass offers a translucent appearance which obscures the view while maintaining a high level of light transmittance. Transmission of light may also be reduced by using tinted glass.
We make both indoor and outdoor frameless glass guards including pool fences.