The original GlassWalk™ application, the GlassWalk™ 8″ Glass Paver system, is still the perfect choice for high-traffic floors and walkways.  GlassWalk Pavers offer the classic look of a glass block floor set in a grid pattern.  Glass pavers are still popular choice with home builders, interior designers, and architects for its proven worldwide applications over the course of 25+ years.  Glass pavers have been dated back to the late 1600s to shed light in dark spaces such as sidewalks, decks, and even early ships.  Inspired by traditional vault lights, this once old system has been modernized to be eco-friendly and compatible with green-building standards.

GlassWalk™ glass pavers have been fully engineered and tested to meet a live load of 100 pounds PSF.  Over time, glass pavers have been designed to be a stronger material making this glass floor system capable to withstand high foot traffic.  Walkable glass pavers are available as 8″ x 8″ x 1″ pavers in either a Concentric Circle or Prisma pattern.  These glass pavers can also be sandblasted on the top surface for additional privacy and slip resistance.

GlassWalk™ glass pavers utilize a structural aluminum grid containing more than 25% post-consumer recycled content.  The aluminum framework for this system is made of lightweight and super strong.  Typically the framework is finished in a clear anodized, matte finish.  For additional project customization, the framework can be custom color powder coated to meet your designs color scheme.  Incorporating LED lights beneath the panel to give your glass floor a “glowing” feel is also an available customization option.

To learn more about designing a custom glass floor for your projects, give one of our glass flooring experts a call today!

Glass Pavers Design Options

GlassWalk Glass Pavers are offered in 2 different design options: Concentric Circles or Prisma.  These glass pavers are solid glass block paver units with dimensions of 8″ x 8″ x 1″.  Glass pavers can be finished in clear or sandblasted.  Having a sandblasted finish allows you to control the visibility through each paver and can enhance privacy.

Glass Pavers Installation

Glass pavers can be easily installed installed into any existing floor.  It is important that before beginning installation, you read all directions and shop drawings provided by the manufacturer.  Be sure to handle each piece of the system with care and wear gloves as any metal product with a straight edge can be hazardous.  Also avoid scratching, dropping, or any other rough treatment of the glass pavers and aluminum grid system.

Start your installation by measuring the containment ring to confirm that it is the proper size.  The containment ring should be properly shimmed and leveled to the top surface of the proposed finished floors.  Place the perimeter member parts inside the containment ring keeping them flush.  It is important to be careful when adding the spanning members as they will need to be inserted on a diagonal, then pivoted into place.  Now you are ready to begin placing the glass pavers in the paver boot, and insert them into the grid.  Once a paver has been set install the spanner unit, and continue to alternate paver then spanner, working towards the center.

After all glass pavers and spanning members have been installed, fill the recessed channel around each paver with sealant per manufacturers specification.  Clean any exposed part of the glass paver system with a non-abrasive or solvent-type cleaner.  A microfiber cloth or mop can be used to wipe down the glass pavers.  For any additional questions on installing glass pavers, feel free to reach out to any of our installation experts!

Architects: For a CE unit in any of 6 different programs, take our free online class: Glass Floor Walkways and Stair Treads.

FAQs About Glass Pavers

Paver flooring refers to a type of durable and versatile outdoor flooring made from various materials like concrete, clay, or natural stone. These individual units, known as pavers, are placed closely together in a grid to create a solid surface. Pavers come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, offering flexibility in design. Commonly used for patios, driveways, walkways, and pool decks, paver flooring is appreciated for its aesthetic appeal, ease of installation, and ability to withstand weather and heavy foot traffic. Additionally, the variety of materials provides options to suit different styles and preferences, making paver flooring a popular choice for enhancing outdoor spaces with both functionality and visual appeal. Glass pavers can be desirable for certain applications, particularly in architectural and design contexts where a unique aesthetic is sought.
Glass pavers offer:

  • Aesthetic appeal: Glass pavers offer a distinctive and modern appearance, allowing natural light to filter through, creating a visually appealing effect. They can be used to add a touch of sophistication to outdoor spaces.
  • Design flexibility: Glass pavers come in various colors, shapes, and sizes. They can be used to create intricate patterns and designs, adding a decorative element to pathways, patios, or other outdoor areas.
  • Light transmission: One of the key advantages of glass pavers is their ability to transmit light. This feature can be leveraged to introduce natural light into spaces below ground, such as basements or subterranean structures.
Yes, pavers can be used indoors, especially in spaces like kitchens, entryways, or sunrooms. Indoor pavers offer durability and design versatility, allowing you to create unique flooring patterns. Common indoor paver materials include natural stone, porcelain, or clay. Glass pavers can also be used indoors. They introduce natural light into spaces, such as basements or areas where traditional windows are impractical. Glass pavers can add a unique and modern aesthetic, allowing light to filter through and enhancing the overall design of the indoor environment. Ensure the chosen paver type meets indoor flooring standards for safety and durability.