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Interior Glass Railings: Style & Function for Indoor Spaces

Picture your ideal home for a moment – does it exude sophistication, with clean lines and abundant natural light?

Does it provide comfort and warmth, with inviting spaces that foster connections? 

Interior glass railings invite all of this and more when implemented into your home’s design. The sleek, modern aesthetic of glass enhances any indoor environment and offers a range of practical benefits.

In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of interior glass railing systems are why they’re becoming popular in modern homes. From quality safety features to custom design options that add an elegant touch, interior glass railings add warmth and aesthetic appeal to your interior spaces.

Choosing The Right Interior Glass Railing System

At Century Aluminum Railings, we offer both framed glass railings and topless glass railings to suit the needs of your interior space.

Framed interior glass railing with aluminum posts and top bar for a living room and staircase
Framed interior glass railing
Topless interior glass railings with full length posts in a split-level living room
Topless interior glass railing

Framed Glass Railings

Framed glass railings are the most common among interior glass railing systems – offering a combination of luxury and safety. Framed glass railings feature clear, tempered glass panels held in place by a aluminum deck posts and a top & bottom bar.

Offering solidity and security, framed glass railings are especially appealing for staircases, which require a sturdy top bar to hold onto.

Topless Glass Railings (Scenic Glass Railings)

If you prefer a minimalist style with open views, a topless glass railing kit – also known as a frameless glass railing kit – makes an excellent choice for interior spaces.

Topless glass railings boast clear glass panels with minimalist balusters and no top rail – allowing for a seamless transition between different areas of your home.

Whether you choose to install around your staircase or front porch, frameless glass railings maximize natural light and help you create a striking focal point in your interior spaces.

Benefits of Interior Glass Railings

Safety Meets Modern Day Elegance 

Glass railings do an amazing job of merging safety with style. They create a protective barrier without having to compromise on style. 

With no slats or openings that children or pets can get stuck in or fall through, glass railings help prevent accidents in your home. With no footholds, they are also difficult for children to climb on.

When made with tempered glass panels, glass railings provide peace of mind as they won’t break into large, sharp pieces if they ever break.

If you install everything correctly, you can rest easy knowing your family will be safe from any unexpected accidents. 

At Century Railings, our glass railings continue to meet or exceed the necessary safety requirements for building – including both the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residence Code (IRC). With strong structural integrity and building code compliance, you can rest easy with our modern glass railing systems installed in your home.

Durability To Stand The Test of Time 

The durability of glass railings in outdoor spaces far surpasses traditional materials like steel and wood posts. And when it comes to interior spaces, the level of longevity is just as impressive. Glass interior railing construction with tempered glass and sturdy aluminum frames makes them incredibly durable to everyday wear and tear.

In high-traffic areas, like staircases or balconies, glass railings can maintain their structural integrity over time. The glass panels are highly resistant to scratches, chips, and other forms of damage, ensuring that they remain looking pristine even with frequent use. 

On top of that, the non-porous nature of glass makes it resistant to moisture and stains, making it ideal for interior spaces where spills or splashes are more common. 

Easy to Install

Installing glass railings can often be a huge headache for homeowners. Many traditional railing systems require a complex installation process or reliance on existing structures, making the process a long and drawn out one. Luckily, glass railing installation is a simple and straightforward process, especially with modern systems. 

A professional installer can handle installations quite quickly and efficiently – saving time and effort so you can enjoy your new glass railings as soon as possible. 

Plus, at Century, we offer DIY glass railing systems that are easy to install – without the need for additional support from walls or posts. Simply install the mounting brackets, slide in the glass panels, and install a top bar (or go topless). 

Custom Glass Solutions

Glass railing systems allow for a wide array of customization options to suit just about any design preference. Whether you’re aiming for a minimalist look or something more intricate, custom glass railings can adapt beautifully for an aesthetically pleasing look that suits your preference.

When you choose your glass panels with us at Century, you’ll have a wide variety of tinted glass panels and various top rails to select from, along with 8 modern colors. Installation options vary based on framed and frameless selections.

A Sustainable Choice 

Environmental impact is often a big consideration when making choices as a homeowner. Interior glass railings offer an eco-friendly solution that will put your mind to rest. Glass railings can be recycled a lot easier than other materials – primarily because glass can be crushed, melted, and reshaped into new products with very minimal energy consumption. The simplicity of the process  makes recycling cost-effective.

Glass railings also align with green building practices and certifications like LEED – meaning that the implementation of glass railing systems allow for construction projects to garner points across various categories associated with sustainable site development.

Let’s not forget the environmental benefits that come from using aluminum for top railings. Since aluminum can be recycled infinitely – without losing quality – it is one of the most sustainable building materials in the world.

Century Aluminum Railings are made with glass and aluminum components. All of our aluminum components are powder coated to keep your railings looking their best for years to come.

Powder coating is long-lasting, protects against rust, and comes in a wide variety of colors to choose from. You can also rest easy knowing that powder coating uses very minimal VOC’s – harmful pollutants that contribute to air pollution.

Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

Glass railings are practically maintenance free, making for an ideal choice for both residential and commercial spaces. This is especially true for interior glass railing systems, where streaks and smudges tend to frequent more among children.

The easiest way to stay on top of cleaning glass railings is to regularly spot clean with the use of a dust cloth and mild cleaning solution. 

Since glass railings require almost no heavy repair or upkeep, you can enjoy the beauty and comfort they bring to your home – without the hassle of time consuming cleans.

Topless interior glass railing with an aluminm pipe hand rail

Install Glass Railings for Modern, Elegant Interiors

Sleek, elegant, sturdy, and maintenance free – glass railings are easily one of the more desirable choices for both homeowners and business owners.

Their modern aesthetic combined with structural integrity and eco-friendly properties allow you to get the most out of your railings, so you can enjoy your home or commercial space for years to come.

And if you’re seeking a congruent aesthetic with your home interior and outdoor spaces, you can use the same interior railing kits as deck glass railings or exterior glass railings.

At Century Railings, we’re here to help you design safe and elegant railing solutions that meet local building codes. Contact us today and let us help you find the right railing solution for your home! 


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