Three Benefits of Glass Balustrades
Frameless glass balustrades are an increasingly popular choice when considering supports in the home for staircases and areas where there is a drop in floor level.
With minimalistic design trends becoming more and more popular, this choice of balustrade is enjoying an ascendency. However, there are far more benefits to installing a glass balustrade than just their style and elegance.
Glass Gives The Room The Impression of Having More Space
One of the key benefits of using glass anywhere in the home is that it can give a room the illusion of being bigger than it actually is. This is because the transparent nature of glass opens the space out in a way that a wooden or metal balustrades don’t.
Having a more open living room or dining room creates a more fresh and clean aesthetic. Combined with a consistent minimalist design, the use of glass can transform these rooms into a focal point of the entire home. When it comes time to sell a property, this can make all the difference.
Glass Balustrades Are Strong and Resilient
When you think of glass as a material, you might not immediately think of its durability in comparison to metal or wood. However, toughened or laminated glass can be an extremely resilient material to work with.
Toughened glass – which is either thermally or chemically treated – very rarely breaks and is often around five times stronger than regular glass. Before the glass is sold, it goes through rigorous pressure tests to ensure that it’s fit for purpose. Also, if the glass does break, the fragments are blunt and granular rather than sharp and dangerous, so it’s still child-friendly.
Glass Lets in More Light
In conjunction with making a room appear bigger, glass balustrades can also enhance a space by ensuring that the light entering the room is not obstructed. The presence and abundance of natural light in your home makes it a more inviting place, but it can also help to avoid the headaches and sleep disorders that are sometimes associated with extended exposure to artificial light.
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