Glass stairs and railings require a significant amount of coordination and planning up front to ensure building codes are met. In particular, both hand rails and the top of any guard rail partitions need to maintain a certain height above the finished floor (typically 36” and 42”, respectively). Glass partitions can support a variety of offset handrails and cap rails as well from wood to stainless steel and other ornamental metals.
Curved glass guardrails/partitions require additional layout and engineering to ensure.
Glass stairs and floors are generally comprised of heavy laminated glass. Like traditional stairs, they must meet building code standards for tread width and height. Such weight-bearing applications are always custom engineered.
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