Big D Construction 2018-01-29T11:54:06+00:00

Project Description

Big D Construction Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring

Big D Construction Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring

Big D Construction Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring. When Big D Construction began their search for decorative glass stairs, they researched every type of glass stair tread available on the market. In fact, they pre-ordered various glass tread samples to view the quality differences between the various manufacturers. Upon viewing the samples, the choice of manufacturer was made simple: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. This gorgeous glass staircase, consisting of 80 glass stair  treads and 20 glass landings, is prominently displayed in the main lobby of Big D Construction’s corporate headquarters, welcoming visitors into the contemporary space and drawing the eye upwards. It is by far, a dominant Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring feature.

Glass Stair Treads

Big D Construction Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring

THE GLASS

Nathan Allan’s Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring features an exclusive safety finish called Glass Sandpaper. Glass Sandpaper is designed specifically to be walked on. Glass Sandpaper is a durable safety finish, long lasting, and very effective at providing slip-resistance. The Glass Sandpaper finish on our glass treads is designed to be used in both wet and dry conditions. With a high ASTM safety rating, our decorative glass stairs can used both indoors and outdoors.

Many safety finishes are designed for vertical panels, to be used as spandrel or privacy finishes. When used as a walking surface, these finishes can wear off and have very low safety finish ratings. Glass Sandpaper is the exception.

SPECIFICATIONS

Thick, heavy layers of 5/8” (15mm) glass are used to produce this properly engineered Glass Stair Tread. Our Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring are laminated with our effective waterproof laminate.

DESIGN

Architect Gillies Stransky Brems Smith chose our architectural glass, Diamondplate pattern for these Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring. The pattern is formed into the bottom layer of the glass. However, the Diamondplate pattern simulates the traditional steel plate stair tread, but with a modern twist. The effect is a stunning, contemporary look that is truly unique, yet pays homage to classic industrial design.

INSTALLATION

The Diamondplate kiln-formed Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring for Big D Construction required glazing expertise. Installing the Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring properly and safely, is critical. In particular, Big D used proper glass cushions to shield the glass treads from any metal contact. Conversely pin mount connections are recessed into the Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring, avoiding any raised surface contact. Technical information provided by Nathan Allan engineers.

LEED® Gold Certified

Big D Construction Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring

PROJECT DETAILS

Collection Josiah J
Series Embossed
Texture Diamondplate
Glass Clear
Thickness  5/8” (15mm)
Dimensions 5/8″ x 5/8″
Safety Laminated
Designer Gillies Stransky Brems Smith, UT
Installer Big D Construction
Photography Perrenoud Productions, UT
Architectural Glass Stair Treads

Big D Construction Glass Stair Treads Glass Flooring