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New Fire-Rated Glass Floor System from TGP Combines Life Safety and Design Advantages
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SNOQUALMIE, Wash., April 28, 2009 - Broadening its family of fire-rated glazing solutions for design professionals, Technical Glass Products (TGP) introduces Fireframes ClearFloor™. The advanced glass floor system is impact-resistant and fire-rated for two hours — the only glazed floor in the United States with that level of protection. Fireframes ClearFloor can be used as a durable, non-slip walking surface, if desired, and is approved for loads up to 150 psf. The system is available for both interior and exterior applications, and is listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) — the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance solutions. www.fireglass.com
Fireframes ClearFloor allows glazing in spaces that previously would have required alternative opaque fire-stopping materials like concrete and corrugated steel. Architects and designers can use the system to bring daylight deep into building interiors, and to create dramatic visual effects between different building levels. Potential applications include universities, department stores, hotels, restaurants, and corporate offices.
The custom-built Fireframes ClearFloor system consists of two-hour fire-rated Pilkington Pyrostop® heat barrier glass; a tempered, laminated walking surface glass; and a steel framing grid. TGP developed the modular system to enable design creativity and easy replacement of individual walking surface panels in case of impact breakage. Fireframes ClearFloor also allows for decorative color frits and sandblasted glass. Available glass panel sizes are approximately 48" x 50".
"Design professionals have been asking us about fire-rated glazed floors for several years," says Jeff Razwick, vice president of business development for TGP. "This is a one-of-a-kind solution and we're looking forward to seeing the creative ways they use it."
Fireframes ClearFloor is part of the Fireframes® family of products, including fire-rated curtainwall and hardwood framing. For more information, visit www.fireglass.com or call (800) 426-0279.
About Technical Glass Products
Technical Glass Products (TGP) is your one source for fire-rated glass and framing systems, along with specialty architectural glass products. The company offers AIA-registered continuing education, project consultation, product specifications, CAD drawings and rapid-response quoting. For more information about TGP's products and services, call (800) 426-0279 or visit www.fireglass.com (fire-rated glass) or www.tgpamerica.com (architectural glass).
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