15 Glass balustrades – a versatile, practical and elegant option with limitless opportunities

Glass in general is appreciated for its versatility. It looks fragile and light but it’s actually extremely strong and durable and this combination of qualities has revealed numerous opportunities for us to use it interior design. But today we’re going to talk about something specific: balustrades.

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Glass balustrades are also spectacular when used for staircases

It’s where glass impresses the most with natural qualities. A glass balustrade is strong enough and safe enough to replace any other type of balustrade but it has something that no other kind has: transparency. Imagine having a terrace with spectacular views. You would want to be able to admire them without anything standing in the way. A glass balustrade will offer you that.

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Their sleek, simple and clean look allows them to go almost unnoticed
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Glass balustrades require minimal support and this distinguishes them for all other types
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A glass balustrade can beautifully complement a wooden staircase
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Glass balustrades look best when used with floating stairs
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A terrace with wonderful views can definitely benefit from a transparent glass balustrade
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A glass balustrade with a continuous design can easily go unnoticed
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It’s common for glass balustrades to have stainless steel support and handrails
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It’s usually the light that gets reflected in the glass that reveals the presence of the balustrade
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Glass balustrades are most suitable for modern and contemporary designs
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Contemporary staircases often feature a combination of materials
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A glass balustrade perfectly integrates in any kind of décor thanks to its transparency
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The visual effects created with the help of glass can be quite spectacular
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A steel and glass staircase will often have an industrial charm
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Choose a contemporary look for your balcony

Glass balustrades offer numerous unique advantages. They offer you safety and strength just like timber or even steel but, in addition to that, they also offer minimal use of support posts and this way you’ll get clean lines and unobstructed views. It’s definitely a detail that would change the design of a terrace or balcony.

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