HELP --- Optical Cable Dilemna

Okay I have a huge dilemna. I live in a loft which has concrete floors. On one side of my living room is my entertainment unit which contains my amp/preamp, DAC, etc. I recently purchased an Oracle CD turntable and it would be a serious crime to put the Oracle in the entertainment unit, I would much prefer that it be displayed like a piece of art. The best place to do this is about 20feet away from the entertainment unit, and thus the DAC, on an antique chest. I also have a 24ft. AT&T glass cable, but the only way to run it transport to DAC is on the concrete floor. I do have a Persian rug that would cover the cable most of the way, but I know this is not nearly enough protection. On person suggested using the plastic computer cable protectors available at Home Depot, it just does not seem like it will cut it. I have never used an optical cable like this before and I do not know just how fragile it is. If anyone can give me any reasonable solutions to this dilemna I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, frustrated.
You probably want to keep your cable off the floor as much as possible. I have used the large dixie cups to isolate my spkr cables form the carpet in my room. First cut a hole on the bottom part of the cup, run the cable through and then place the cup upside down on the floor(drinking side). You can get different color cups if that will help. Cheap tweek. Good luck Bret
There is PVC pipe made for electrical (romex) installation, available at Home Depot and similar stores (I like the dark gray). There are "C" shaped clips that mount the pipe to the wall, so it looks like a regular electrical conduit (especially in a loft). I use this system I am describing to you in my photo studio, for air hoses to my turntable. Air hoses don't do well when smashed either. The good news is that the solution I am suggesting is very in expensive, and can be removed later if you desire. The PVC can be cut with a hack saw, and it is really not necessary to even glue the joints, just force it into the coupling connectors and your done! The other good thing is this method protects the cable from light as well. Direct light can affect the performance of the cables ability to distinguish digital signal, and the ultraviolet rays can break down the "glass," actually a plastic.