Glass floors are an advantageous element in the design and construction of nightclubs, concert halls, dance floors. The floors have high translucency, give a feeling of lightness of construction, have high resistance to static and dynamic loads.
Glass floors are mounted on a specially constructed load-bearing structure and can consist of one panel (window) or of any number of paneling panels that make up a part of the floor or floor entirely. Glass floors are used as an additional element of lower illumination for the device of platforms, podiums. The shape of the transparent glass floor in the plan can be any, including rounded. Transparent can be performed and steps along the perimeter. Also, a transparent glass floor can be a bright decorative element as a corner of wildlife in a living room. Under the glass can be created microlandscape of stones, grass. With proper ventilation, animals can be placed under the glass floor. Also, artificial reservoirs with running water can be completely or partially covered with glass.
In modern office buildings, glass is also used as floors for hall floors. This achieves the visual ease of the framework, to which architects of Hi-tech buildings aspire. Partial shading of glass can avoid possible unpleasant situations with spying. For transparent glass floors and ceilings, laminated triplex glass with a thickness of 20-40 mm is used. The dimensions of the canvas are usually 1 x 1 m. The support of the glass is assumed on four sides, or at four corners of the canvas. The joints of the canvas are filled with a transparent sealant. Overlapping of glass of this design is able to perceive the load from the weight of a person, including transmitted through a heel with a metal heel. However, it is recommended to make the top layer of the glass floor easily removable, in order to be able to replace only part of the structure as it wears out.