The base rail is one of the cleanest options available when it comes to railing. The lines are continuous and the views are completely uninhibited since the only metal is used along the bottom of the railing. To continue the minimalistic look, the glass panels can act as the system’s handrail—there’s no need to add a wooden or metal handrail. However, there is a slender metal railing cap that can be added atop the panels if desired.
The base rail is available in lengths from 2’ to 14’6” (at all 6” intervals in-between), which gives the latitude to work with varying size constraints.
The glass base rail system is one of two glass railing configurations (the other being talon spigots) that use the patented tilt lock technology. Tilt lock is an innovative technology that greatly helps with the installation of glass panels. Normally, in order to install a base rail like this, the installer would have to grout both sides of the glass panels in-between the outer rubber channels in order to make the glass panels sit perpendicular to the ground. They would also have to use grout to align the glass panels with one another. Tilt lock takes the human error out of this process.
Once you finish grouting, there’s no need to adjust, readjust, redo your work, and still have misaligned glass panels. Tilt lock allows you to adjust your panels’ alignment through a simple mechanical adjustment process. Then it is locked into place.