Article contributed by SnapCab® Elevator Interior Systems
Imagine standing in an elevator that looks like wood, but isn’t made of wood. Or an elevator filled with a vibrant blue color that will never fade. Both of these are possible thanks to glass.
An elevator is likely the smallest room in a building. But, for a few minutes, it holds a captive audience. Architects, designers, and building managers understand that these small spaces are big opportunities to create a lasting impression.
“In speaking with customers and designers, we kept hearing that they wanted to use glass,” said Caleb Morrison, Vice President, SnapCab. “It is a beautiful material, with a clean, elegant, high-end look.”
“The challenge was finding a glass composition that could meet weight regulations for the elevator industry and maintain a high-quality look over time.”
The answer was a tough, chemically-strengthened glass.
With durable glass, elevators and other interior walls become scratch- and damage-resistant, are easy-to-clean, and require minimal maintenance. The glass is also extremely lightweight, which is a huge benefit in the elevator market.