Other factors affecting cost
As with any other glass installation the use of non rectangular glass also has a significant affect on costing - for example a circle of glass will cost approximately twice as much as a square of the same size.
There is also a minimum size price for glass flooring and any panel smaller than 0.5 M2 will still be charged as 0.5M2 no matter what the area actually is.
All of the above factors must be taken into consideration when designing a glass floor, but one must also bear in mind that having smaller panes of glass whilst reducing the cost of the glass might increase the cost of the supporting structure. As a general rule, for a given area, four side supported long rectangles of LITEFLOOR are likely to be more cost-effective than large square panels. This, however, may go against the aesthetics that the designer is trying to achieve and of course most things are possible at a price – including the installation of Litefloor onto glass beams.