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Ultimate Guide to Walkable Skylights

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Everything You Need to Know about Walkable Skylights

Thinking about adding a walkable skylight to your home or business? Not even sure what walkable skylights are? Whether you’re ready to purchase or you’re just learning about these unique architectural glass products, here’s the ultimate guide to walk you through everything you need to know.

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5 Questions to Ask to Ensure Your Glass Flooring Is Safe

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This Is a Must-Have Discussion with Your Glass Flooring Manufacturer

Glass flooring is stunning, but not all glass manufacturers are created equal. When it’s designed, manufactured, and installed correctly, glass flooring is as safe as any other flooring product, but how can you ensure that safety? Here are five safety-related questions to ask your glass manufacturer before you agree to work with them.

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How to Ship Architectural Glass Products…the Right Way

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Is Your Glass Manufacturer Taking Every Shipping Precaution?

You’ve invested time, energy, and money into the design and creation of the perfect architectural glass product. Maybe that’s a custom glass countertop. Perhaps it’s the glass floor you’ve always dreamed about. It could even be stunning dichroic glass for a public art installation. Whatever the project, the last thing you want is to discover it’s been damaged or destroyed during shipping. Here are the important questions to ask your glass manufacturer about their shipping policies.

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FAQs of Working with Jockimo Architectural Glass Products

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Is Jockimo the Right Glass Manufacturer for You?

You’ve done ome preliminary research. You’ve seen samples and portfolios. You’ve narrowed your list of potential glass manufacturers down to a handful. Jockimo Architectural Glass Products is on that list. Now you need to determine if we’re the best fit for you and your glass project. Here are ten frequently asked questions about working with us to help you make that decision.

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A Quick Guide to the Use of Cast Glass in Architecture

Providing functional benefits and aesthetic value, the use of cast glass in architecture continues to gain popularity. A material that was once reserved for only the most creative and awe-inspiring structures has been embraced by the designers of commercial developments and municipal buildings.

Exceedingly versatile in its applications, cast glass offers designers and architects an incalculable number of ways to realize a project’s vision and achieve its strategic goals. By understanding what makes cast glass a viable building material and its wide-reaching benefits, designers can make lasting architectural statements.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself before Choosing Glass Flooring

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Quick Checklist to Decide If Glass Flooring Is Right for Your Space

You love the look of glass flooring, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for your space. From design considerations to budget to logistics, here’s a quick five-question checklist to see if glass flooring is a perfect fit…or a pass.

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Is Glass Flooring Heavy?

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Everything You Need to Know about Glass Flooring and Weight

Glass flooring is not the most common type of flooring. This leaves many homeowners and architects with questions about it. Is it safe? Is it slippery? Does it scratch? (Interested in these answers? Check out our breakdown of glass flooring FAQs.) One of the most common questions relates to the weight of glass flooring. So, is glass flooring heavy? Yes…but there’s a lot more to the answer than that.

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Are Glass Floors Slippery?

GlassEtch Antislip Glass for Glass Flooring from Jockimo

What You Need to Know about Glass Flooring and Slip Resistance

Glass floors are stunning, functional, and taking the commercial and residential design world by storm. Many, however, still have some basic concerns and questions about them. First and foremost? Are glass floors slippery? Here’s what you need to know.

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What Kind of Glass Is Used in Glass Flooring?

Glass Flooring from Jockimo in a Residential Home

Designing for the Safety and Appearance of Your Glass Flooring

Glass is a highly customizable material, but when it comes to the kind of glass used in glass flooring, safety and international building codes make the choice for you. Discover what type of glass is used in all properly designed glass flooring, why it’s the glass of choice, and what design aspects you can control.

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Uses of Colored Mirrors

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Colored Mirrors: What Are They and How Can They Be Used in Architecture

Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, but what about colors? Colored mirror glass is a unique type of mirror used in various architectural designs, from aesthetic to functional. Let's take a closer look at what they are and how they can benefit your space.

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What You Need to Know About Antique Mirrors

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Everything You Have to Know About Antique Mirrors

Mirrors have been around for thousands of years, although the earliest mirrors were little more than reflective surfaces made of polished rocks or volcanic glass. The discovery of glass in the first century BCE allowed ancient Egyptians to make glass mirrors backed with silver, while the ancient Romans backed their glass with hot metal; even so, most mirrors were made with polished metal.

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Does Glass Flooring Scratch?

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How to Use Your Glass Floors…Without Stressing about Scratches

Whether you’re adding an interior or exterior glass floor, people always wonder the same thing. Do glass floors scratch? Will I be able to enjoy my glass floors normally, or will I need to kick off my shoes every time I want to walk across them? If you’re thinking about adding glass floors but are concerned about scratches, scuffs, and other imperfections, here’s what you need to know.

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Top Considerations for Outdoor Glass Flooring

Jockimo Outdoor Glass Flooring See Through Deck Overlooking Water and Trees

Don’t Forget These 7 Things When Designing Outdoor Glass Flooring

Designing outdoor glass flooring involves a lot of the same safety, aesthetic, and functional considerations as indoor glass floors. There are, however, specific considerations to keep in mind. Here are seven things to think through and to discuss with your glass manufacturer when designing a new exterior glass floor.

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