January 16, 2018 Benefits Of Having Fire Rated Glass Floors
Every year, we see more and more commercial and residential properties invest in fire rated glass floor systems like LITEFLAM. Designed to allow natural light deep into the building, LITEFLAM helps modern architects effortlessly create a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. Contributing to your building’s overall aesthetic, LITEFLAM allows for design flexibility without compromising the safety and durability of its structure.
Looking to enhance the safety of your building while conserving energy and cutting down operational costs with LITEFLAM? Then keep reading to learn more about the benefits associated with fire rated glass floors:
Protects Against Fire & Impact
LITEFLAM is an advanced fire rated glass floor system that is both impact-resistant and fire-rated for assemblies of up to 1 or 2 hours depending on the model. Serving as the only exterior glazed system insulated glass assembly for North America, LITEFLAM utilizes technology that is unparalleled in the industry. In the case of an emergency, the fire rated glass floor system acts as a firestop, creating a barrier against the fire and smoke while also protecting against radiant and conductive heat transfer within the building.
Allows For Freedom Of Design
Offering extraordinary design flexibility, LITEFLAM presents the modern architect with limitless possibilities. Developed with a vision to create open, light-filled spaces that allow for natural light penetrate deep into the building, LITEFLAM is designed to help deliver an effortlessly vibrant and inviting atmosphere.
Equipped with a slim profile of 3.5” in overall glass thickness, the modular system enables design creativity for architects while also ensuring security and durability for tenants. The state-of-the-art fire rated glass floor system can be customized and used as both a standalone statement piece, or alternatively used as a system which creates uniformity with your building’s existing design.
Specially optimized to allow for customizations such as decorative colour frits and sandblasted glass, users can rest assured knowing that personalizations as such can be added without compromising LITEFLAM’s outstanding fire-rating.
Helps Conserve Energy
Implementing fire rated glass floors does more than provide architects with design flexibility–it also allows your operational costs to decrease as systems like LITEFLAM allow for and encourage natural sunlight to penetrate deep into the building’s interior. To support the increased usage of daylight to illuminate the building, LITEFLAM also features:
solar control coatings
a fritted surface for added solar control, and
sealed insulated glass unit assembly for low emissivity and better thermal performance
Additionally, when the heat tries to escape your building this winter, LITEFLAM’s the low emissivity coating will work to reflect the heat back inside, conserving energy while reducing the chances of radiant heat loss.
Ensure The Safety Of Your Tenants
On top of being fire-resistant, fire rated glass floors like LITEFLAM are also reputably known for their durable, non-slip walking surface which further assures the safety of your tenants. Unlike traditional wax floors which can become very slippery if not properly cared for, LITEFLAM consists of contraflam intumescent glass – a tempered laminated walking surface that guarantees grip and slip resistance.
Additionally, LITEFLAM comes readily equipped with a standard live loading of up to 100psf and can be engineered to take on higher loads if required. Having undergone thorough testing and inspection, LITEFLAM has met and exceeded its safety expectations and is confidently listed with the UL Underwriter Laboratories and SwRI Southwest Research Institute Laboratories.
Ready to take advantage of these valuable benefits of LITEFLAM fire rated glass doors? As a reputable industry leader and proud distributor of fire rated glass floors like LITEFLAM, our consultants at Greenlite Glass Systems can help you get started. For more information, give us a call at (778) 285-8530.