The glass floor is a relatively recent invention of a person who, despite the fact that it is already used extensively, is used by modern designers to create an original and stylish interior. The highlight of the glass floor is its transparency - as a rule, it is equipped with a backlit and 3d volumetric image, which gives this floor all its invaluable qualities. In this article we learn the device of glass floor, study the design features and consider the possibility of its own production.

Despite the apparent complexity of the glass floor, it has a fairly simple design. The main element that directly affects this product and its service life is the foundation - it can be a rigid steel frame or ideally flat surface of concrete. The strength and durability of the finished floor completely depends on how well and exactly the fabric is made.

Another important part from which the floors are made of glass is a transparent decorative coating. As a rule, it is made of impact-resistant triplex, capable of withstanding loads up to 400kg per square meter. This material is a leaf cake consisting of three "cakes", each of which has a thickness of at least 8mm. They are interconnected with a polymer film. In some cases, laminated tempered glass can be used for the manufacture of transparent floors. It is much harder to work with him. If the triplex can still be processed somewhat outside the factory conditions, then the tempered glass does not provide such an opportunity - as a rule, it is cast in a single piece of production.

In addition to the main elements, the construction of the glass floor implies the use of other auxiliary elements.

- First of all, it is a silicone sealant, which in essence is a buffer that prevents direct contact with the glass with the base. Without it, glass floors will not last long - the glass from permanent loads will be damaged and ultimately just burst.
- LED backlight, which is the main highlight of such floors. The illumination itself creates the effect by which glass flooring with illumination has become a favorite element of many designers.
- Well, of course, the decoration itself. In most cases, it is applied not to the glass itself, but to the base - the glass can be decorated with a sandblasting pattern, but the effect is obtained precisely when most of it remains transparent. As a decor you can use virtually everything - apply and 3d films, and pebbles. Some designers manage to even place under the glass floor a terrarium with spiders and other small animals.