Installing a structural glass floor in your home or office can be a great way to overcome the challenges of bringing light into a room – bypassing issues such as building layouts or planning permission that may be restricting your design. This unique feature allows light to be borrowed from the room above to bring light to darker parts of the property, overcoming feelings of claustrophobia and darkness that may have plagued a room in the past! 


Below we lay out the process of how Glass & Stainless build a structural glass floor. Of course, this is a general guide and may be different depending on your design. If you would like to talk to one of our experts about your design, get in touch today. 

While glass is often considered fragile, thanks to modern innovations it has become one of the most versatile materials in construction. Toughened and laminated glass allows the glass to be used for projects that require structural glass, such as glass flooring, which is why we will only supply toughened and laminated glass for flooring projects.

Step 1. Design & Measure Your Structural Glass Floor 

Before you even consider what type of glass you want, you need to know the dimensions of your project. First comes the design: so what exactly do you want to achieve with this structural glass floor? Bringing more light to a room below, or simply creating an elegant look with the glass aesthetic? Once you have figured out the design, it’s time to start measuring for your glass floor. 

Always to remember to measure twice – check, check, and check again! Once toughened or laminated glass is cut, it can be difficult to get it replaced or resized, so make sure you are confident in your measurements. Our team can help if you wish, as at Glass and Stainless, we offer design service, measuring and template cutting for glass. 

Step 2. Choosing the right glass

This is in some ways the most important step: namely getting the right glass from a trusted supplier. At Glass & Stainless, we ensure that all of our suppliers meet the UK safety standards and constantly monitor their status. These steps are taken to make sure that our suppliers achieve the highest quality standards. This is all part of our mission to supply you with the highest quality product, so you can be 100% satisfied with your glass flooring. 

The next step is to decide what type of glass you want for aesthetic purposes. At Glass & Stainless, we have a wide range of glass to choose from, whether you want clear toughened glass, frosted, tinted or coloured, whatever effect you wish to create we are here to help. Although it is important to remember that the more opaque the glass, the less light can get through, which some may see as robbing the glass floor of its main purpose! 

If you would like to see what different types of glass might suit you and your project, check out our bespoke glass calculator. You can input your dimensions and the type of glass you want to get a rough guide as to how much a certain size or type might cost. This is a great starting place to establish what type of glass you might use to get the design and aesthetic you want.

Step 3. Installation 

This is the most delicate step, and we would highly recommend that you use our professional services. Here at Glass and Stainless, we can cut, build and install your glass floor to ensure that the glass floor is structurally sound. As part of our commitment to health and safety as part of our installation process we use ceramic fritted patterns to ensure the glass is slip-resistant. Ceramic frit paint is baked into the surface of the glass, ensuring that the glass is not slippery and keeps its translucency. 

It is key to make sure the glass floor is level, all of our structural glass floors are installed perfectly flush with the floor, to ensure there is no trip hazard and that the floor is perfectly level. Our expert team will make sure that your floor is fit and secure, meaning you can be 100% confident in your new structural glass floor.


We hope that this guide to building your structural glass floor has been helpful in your journey to creating your own structural glass floor.  If you would like to talk to one of the experts about your design, concept or installation of a structural glass floor, please feel free to get in contact with us today. We are always available and ready to help make your dream project become a reality.