UseGlass railing system, guardrails
ApplicationsCommercial and residential railing, balconies, stairs, windscreens, pool surrounds, balustrades
Characteristics50% faster installation, Base shoe 30% lighter than standard base shoes, minimum use of material
CertificationApproved for 2015 IBC, Section 2407 Compliant, ICC-ES Approval
The GRS TAPER-LOC® Glass Railing System by C.R. Laurence offers the first and only ICC-ES approved base shoe (Monolithic ICC-ESR 3269, Laminated ICC-ESR 3842) for glass railings on the market, so you can rest assured it will be accepted by code officials in construction projects nationwide. It’s also engineered to meet 2015 IBC updates.
Dry-glaze TAPER-LOC® technology speeds up installation time by up to 50%. The TAPER-LOC® System works by utilizing proprietary adjustable tapers that are made of high-strength, engineering grade polymer. The tapers expand in thickness when compressed, mechanically locking the glass panels to the base shoe. The tapers, along with the setting base, space the glass away from the base shoe's vertical walls allowing for glass angle adjustment and centering. A precision torque tool prevents overtightening.
The GRS TAPER-LOC® Glass Railing System features a unique multiple-hollow base shoe design that makes it 30% lighter than standard base shoes. This reduces material usage and shipping costs. Its minimal use of hardware provides contemporary, all-glass aesthetics and increases daylighting. The GRS TAPER-LOC® system offers high performance, value, and ensures code compliance, making it easy to specify. The laminated glass model has been Large Missile Impact Tested.