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walk-on glass

Transparent space design concepts are gaining increasing significance in modern architecture. Opaque structural components such as floors, stairs and ceilings are being completely or partially replaced with transparent glass surfaces that can be walked on. 

Walk-on glass (TG-STEP) is made of laminated safety glass with at least three individual layers of float or extra-white glass, bound together using several highly tearproof PVB films. In addition, the glass can be decorated with various colours, effects or prints. The use of walk-on glass requires planning permission on a case-by-case basis.

Coating using screen printing or satin finishing, such as TG-LuxRaff® Stone (R10), MADRAS® Pixel Flooring (R11) or full-surface anti-slip screen printing (R13) give the walk-on glass DIN-compliant slip resistance.

In cooperation with the Technical University of Dresden and glasfaktor, TG-STEP was the first walkable glass in Germany which passed the General Technical Approval (AbP) in 2016. Statical calculation are available on request.

Technical data and information

  • Type of glass: TG-PROTECT®, float or extra-white glass
  • Glass thickness: 27 to 49 mm
  • Maximum glass dimensions: 2,100 mm × 2,200 mm or 1,600 x 3,000 mm 
  • Minimum glass dimensions: 150 x 300 mm
  • Maximum panel weight: 117 kg/m²
  • for use indoor and outdoor
  • various anti-slip coatings
  • many different colours and effects (led lighting)
  • visible edges either mattsanded or polished
  • can be combined with TG-PRINTdigital (for decorative purposes)

Areas of application

  • floors / landings
  • stairs / bridges
  • walk-on glazing
  • balconies / balustrades / parapets
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On the following pages you will experience the fascination of glass in its application. The use of glass in exterior and interior architecture sets accents in the design of exterior facades, roofs, showers, doors, stairs and even wall glazing!


Selected project references for TG-STEP

Treppe aus Glas
Cantilever glass stairs, Viborg (DNK)

Transparent components, which can be placed in the right light as desired – this is how purely practical building parts become design objects. Thus, a glass staircase was installed in a Danish private house, in which the steps are only one-sided. The…

Treppe aus Glas im Bürogebäude
Glass Staircase, Beckum (GER)

Transparent interior concepts are increasingly gaining importance in modern architecture. Such innovative design opportunities are also applied in an office building in Beckum. 146 glass panes of TG-STEP were integrated in the new building. The…

Ansicht Referenz
Posnania Shopping Mall, Poznan (POL)

With nearly 300 boutiques, restaurants and stores the Posnania Shopping Mall in Poznan ranks among the big-gest shopping malls in Europe. So that the building still appears spacious, the different floors are connected by a huge glass staircase.…

Parkgarage Grünwald (GER)

Brightly coloured underground parking with TG-PRINTdigital - nature scenes directly onto glass with digital ceramic printing The new underground car park of the Grünwald district near Munich solves the parking shortage in town centre with a focus on…