Are you looking for a glass flooring solution that is not only visually appealing, but also prevents the transfer of heat or flames from one level to the next? Great news. There’s an exciting addition to exterior fire-rated glass floors - LITEFLAM!
Exterior fire-rated glass floor installations have become popular in recent times, with one of the most prominent examples being the fire-rated glass flooring and walkable skylight system installed in San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center. Glass has been used as a flooring system for quite some time, however, a newer addition to the mix are fire-rated floors that perform dual functions. Not only do they add a sophisticated flair, but they also act as a code-approved fire barrier between different levels in a facility.
Speaking of glass floors that combine form and function, LITEFLAM is an industry-grade fire-rated glass system that is suited for walkable skylights and glass flooring. It encapsulates the essence of modern-day architecture. These applications are perfect If you’ve always envisioned your facility as having plenty of daylight penetrating through so that its occupants can enjoy added comfort while you enjoy reduced electrical costs.
Not only does LITEFLAM flooring facilitate the entry of natural light, it also performs as promised - a sturdy walking surface that prevents heat, smoke and flames from infiltrating your facility. Because of its durability, it makes for perfect indoor and outdoor fixtures such as lobby ceilings and floors, corridor floors, atrium exteriors, outdoor egress areas and the likes.
Used in over 100 projects since 2006, LITEFLAM’s fire-rated flooring has been widely lauded as creating a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for the facility itself and for all areas in close proximity. Greenlite won the 2017 Green Design Award from US Glass Magazine for the NMAAHC in Washington DC. These applications distinguish themselves from other products that claim to offer similar functions quite simply. The flooring system is so advanced that it can accommodate significant loads and resist fire for 1-2 hours, thus becoming one of the few exterior glazed applications in North America capable of offering that kind of protection. The ultimate goal with this glass is to allow natural lighting to flood all the subterranean levels in your building or to build glass bridges that also require fire-separators.
Traditional flooring systems required additional materials such as corrugated steel or concrete to ward off fire. LITEFLAM allows glazing in spaces that have to be fire-resistant and wherein the owner might want to dramatically increase the visual effects between each of the facility’s levels. This is why it has become a popular option in restaurants, hotels universities, departments stores, corporate offices and the likes.
Greenlite Glass understands that each building comes with its own set of architectural demands - whether they be loading requirements or design preferences. LITEFLAM’s non-slip walkable surface can be engineered to withstand much higher loads than the standard 100 psf live loading.
Because LITEFLAM employs a modular system, even if one of the individual panels was to get damaged upon impact, it can be easily replaced without compromising the integrity of the entire system. Greenlite takes care of all your customization needs by offering glass panel sizes in a variety of dimensions as well as accommodates sandblasted glass and decorative colour frits. It is this design creativity that lets professionals send us their specifications in a whole host of horizontal applications that were traditionally only reserved for opaque heat- and fire-blocking materials.
This one-of-a-kind system by LITEFLAM was the very first tested and proven fire-rated glass flooring application. Its achievements don’t end there. LITEFLAM is also the first exterior fire-rated glass flooring and skylight system. LITEFLAM has now become the first AAMA tested sheet that supports standalone replacement without necessitating a replacement of the full assembly. This flooring is tested by Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and Southwest Research Institute Laboratories (SwRI).
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