5 Reasons to Install a Walkable Skylight

5 Advantages of Walkable Skylights

From Daylighting to Aesthetics, Walkable Skylights Provide These Advantages

From renovations of private residences to new commercial builds, the incorporation of walkable skylights provides a laundry list of benefits. Here’s what walkable skylights are, as well as five compelling reasons to add them in your next remodel or new build.

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Are Glass Floors Safe?

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Are Glass Floors Safe? 5 Myths About Glass Flooring Debunked

Glass is a beautiful, innovative, modern flooring material in both residential and commercial buildings. However, as you’re looking down into the house from a walkable skylight or to the street below from a deck with incorporated glass panels, it’s essential to know whether the glass floors are safe. Here are the biggest considerations when assessing glass floor safety, as well as common myths (and the facts) about glass floors in houses and other buildings.

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What Is Cast Glass?

What Is Cast Glass?

Choosing a Company for Your Cast or Slump Glass Project

Glass is an incredibly versatile product that can be cut, shaped, and manipulated in many ways to create any number of design elements. One of these techniques is known as glass casting. Learn what it is and how to choose the right company to help you create your next cast glass creation.

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What Is Antislip Glass?

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4 Types of Jockimo Slip-Resistant Glass

Thinking about incorporating glass into your flooring, stair treads, or walkable skylights? Whether you’re a private homeowner or in the commercial sector, here are your antislip glass options when you work with Jockimo.

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All about Glass Trade Show Floors

What Car Dealerships Need to Know about AutoFloorSystems™

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Is your auto dealership looking for a more polished, professional, sleek way to display your vehicles? First impressions and presentation matter, especially with big-ticket items like cars. If you’re not entirely pleased with your current showroom display systems, learn all about one alternative, AutoFloorSystems™.

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Delta Airlines JFK

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We recently completed and shipped a custom glass flooring product for the new Delta Airlines T4 terminal at JFK New York. This is a very exciting project for us because of the visibility involved in a prestigious project such as JFK, but also due to the fact that we approached this project in a green manner.

We shipped the glass from CA to NY via rail instead of standard over the road trucks. In doing so we saved TONS of C02 carbon dioxide omissions.

Here are the details: If we had shipped via LTL truck over the road it would have used up 10.48 tons of CO2. Since we moved via rail we used only 2.35 tons saving 8.12 tons of CO2!

Installation photos of this exciting new project will follow on jockimo.com shortly.

Jockimo and MLB Fan Cave

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation dances on a Jockimo Liquid Lava™ floor tile during Offerman's tour with Cave Dweller Ashley Chavez at the MLB Fan Cave Thursday, May 24, 2012. Visit the MLB Fan Cave located at Broadway and 4th Street in New York City to see our Liquid Lava™ panels in action. (Photo by Paige Calamari/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Alaska DichroGlass™ sculpture

alaska-jockimo-dichroglass-We are proud to announce the completion of the Studio Osman Akan new sculpture, "Fragmenta". Located in Anchorage, Alaska the sculpture includes 300 panels of our DichroGlass™. The panels are 24” x 24” and are laminated with polished edges.  We drilled a 1-1/2” diameter hole in center of each panel to accommodate mounting hardware.

Please see Studio Osman Akan's blog here.

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Liquid Lava™ Custom Shapes and Sizes

Liquid Lava™ liquid-filled products.

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We are proud to announce our ability to provide custom shapes with our Liquid Lava™ liquid-filled products. The addition of new machinery allows us to provide shapes and sizes that "competitors" cannot and frankly have yet to think of. The attached image is a candy shape that we are currently producing for a high-end candy store located in Corona Del Mar, CA that we just received an order on. As soon as the tiles are installed we will post installation photos for all to see.

Featured on ABC Extreme Home Makeover, HGTV'd and Fine Living TV, Liquid Lava™ products are exciting modular panels consisting of liquid sealed within the tiles. The tiles are resilient, and when pressure is applied, the liquid within the tiles literally swirls around one's feet.

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So you want a glass floor?

5 Myths About Glass Flooring

Glass flooring is beautiful, durable, and makes a statement wherever it is installed. It comes in a variety of colors and textures and is exceedingly versatile. At Jockimo Architectural Glass Products, we manufacture our decorative architectural glass to the highest standards and strive for the best when it comes to beauty, durability, and safety.

But some people have misconceptions about using glass flooring in their latest project. Let's look at some of the most common myths and explain why they're wrong.

Myth #1: Glass Flooring is Slippery

When it comes to glass, most people think of the smooth surface of a window pane or a wine glass. And that glass is indeed slippery, but those items are made to be slippery for easier manufacturing and aesthetics. Without a smooth surface, it is harder to see out of a window, and most people enjoy the smooth feel of wine glasses. But when you are using glass as a flooring option, you want there to be enough texture so people won't slip.

Glass flooring is created with anti-slip properties to ensure the safety of those walking across it. At Jockimo, we've designed our glass flooring to have the highest anti-slip rating in the world, so you can rest assured that the floor you walk on is safe, even when wet. In fact, our anti-slip glass flooring has been used in businesses, airports, government buildings, and even outside high-traffic areas.

Myth #2: Glass Flooring isn't Strong Enough to Walk on

Glass flooring is remarkably strong and is designed to carry loads such as people standing and walking across it. To ensure that the glass can hold weight, we've designed each glass panel to be three-ply, that is, three panes of glass pressed together. Not only does that make the panel stronger, but if one pane somehow breaks, the other two panes will hold the load without a problem. This triple redundancy prevents the flooring from breaking and provides the highest possible safety.

What's more, most glass flooring is made from glass that's usually an inch and a quarter thick. International building codes and ASTM glass flooring standards require glass floors to be a certain thickness for safety.

#3 Glass Floors are Fragile and Unable to Handle Daily Wear Like Other Flooring

When it comes to weight and daily wear, it’s important to remember that glass floors are designed for precisely this application. Glass is incredibly strong and resilient, and quite capable of holding heavy loads.

Glass can break due to blunt trauma caused by a high impact with a narrow object. But should that happen, our glass flooring is designed for safety and has security measures built-in, so you never have to worry that the floor won't hold the weight.

As long as the buyer chooses professionals with glass expertise to design, engineer, and manufacture your project, your glass flooring will be just as strong--if not stronger than--a floor supported by traditional wood joists.

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#4 Glass Flooring Isn't Weather Resistant and Can't Be Used Outside

When designed and built with the proper safety features, glass flooring can be used in exterior projects as well as interior ones. Just make sure that the designers understand what thickness, support, and safety features are needed to ensure your beautiful glass flooring will last a long time. Those safety features should include anti-slip properties and fail-safes such as triple-ply glass, so the flooring is as safe, or even safer than other types of flooring. Glass flooring can beautify your outdoor project, whether it's a walkway, a balcony, a deck, or anything else you care to imagine. Glass flooring can be incredibly strong and will look beautiful year after year, even outside.

#5 Glass Floors Are All the Same

No glass flooring project is the same, and therefore no two glass floors are exactly alike. When it comes to manufacturing a glass floor, the designer must take into consideration the following requirements:

  • Size and shape
  • Usage (high traffic or low?)
  • Weight-bearing requirements
  • Exposure to UV and sunlight
  • Exposure to the elements
  • Anti-slip requirements
  • Overall aesthetics
  • Glass thickness
  • Color of glass
  • Patterns

As you can see, glass flooring must be custom-tailored to each project and designed specifically for that project. That's why it is so important to find a designer that specializes in working with glass flooring. Otherwise, you may have design and safety issues you might not expect.

When you’re ready to begin your next glass flooring project, contact us at Jockimo Inc. today!   Learn more about our NEW Jockimo True Colors colored glass.  We can help you design, develop, and manufacture your glass flooring to bring out the beauty of your project. Give us a call at (949) 251-0075 to get started.