What type of glass is best to use as railings?

What type of glass is best to use as railings?

What type of glass is best to use as railings?

Laminated glass Laminated glass is best prescribed if you prefer glass panels that are frameless. Generally, PVB is more suitable for the indoor glass stair railings because it has a chance of decaying quicker than EVA, which is more preferable for outdoor railings.

What makes a glass railing safe to use?

The single most important consideration in glass railing safety is the strength of the mounting structure. Glass railing Posts or Glass railing talon spigot brackets can be mounted to a variety of different surfaces, including concrete, hardwood, composite, and other materials.

What kind of glass are glass railings made of?

All glass railing systems are made with modified glass for improved tensile strength and shattering protection — the technical terms for them are tempered and laminated glass. There are even more types of glass, but we won’t go into all that detail here. All of Viewrail’s glass railing systems have undergone extensive testing to ensure safety.

What's the difference between glass and laminated railings?

See the photo below for reference of a “framed” versus “frameless” system. Tempered glass is typically used for residential applications. Laminated glass is typically composed of 2 panels of ¼” glass with a 1/16” interlayer keeping the two together. The final dimensions are 9/16”.

Do you need a top cap on glass railings?

Another thing to think about with glass railing safety is whether you’re planning on using a handrail or top cap on the railings. A handrail is a graspable structure that usually either protrudes out from the glass or sits over the glass. In either case, a handrail has to be strong enough to offer support to someone holding onto it.


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