Toughened Glass or Tempered Glass: What’s the difference?
When it comes to glass, it is often hard to decide which type of glass is the best option for your shop front or home construction. The most common type of glass is the Laminated Glass, which is also less secure. Today we’re gonna talk about a different and more secure type of glass, the Toughened or Tempered Glass and its differences.
What is toughened glass?
Toughened Glass are also known as Tempered Glass, so you already noticed that both names are usually used for the same type of glass. This type of glass is usually way more stronger than the regular glass, up to 5x stronger. Its creation process consists in heat up the regular glass in a very high temperature (over 600ºC) and then cooling down very quickly. This process creates a much tougher glass surface, up to 500% more resistant to heat and shock than the regular glass.
By creating a much stronger and tougher type of glass, you can achieve a huge improvement in the structural durability and strength of the glass. Due to this much stronger and tougher surface, this type of glass must be shaped and cut before the toughened process. If you try to cut after the toughening process, it will most likely break into a thousand pieces, but it’s 100% customisable to the customer needs.
With its thermal treatment, toughened glass offers thermal resistance and it’s also waterproof, not to mention the thermal efficiency that will help you save money in your business.
This type of glass is much more indicated for security reasons, because even though it’s much harder to break it, when it breaks it will shatter into many smaller pieces, reducing the chances of hazard and damages to somebody.
Where’s toughened and tempered glass are used?
Due to its super-strong creation process, tempered glass can be used in a huge variety of places with many different architectural applications. It’s totally up to the customer! Whether you choose to use in your home bathroom or in your glass shop front, toughened glass are the best choice for you!
It can also have different types of usage, such as: worktops, table tops, greenhouses, shower screens, shelves, kitchen splashbacks, internal partition walls, shop fronts, windows, etc.
The benefits of use tempered glass in your shop front goes by:
- Strength increasement, resilience and the ability to withstand high temperatures.
- 5x stronger than the regular glass, which means it’s much safer for a storefronts.
- Much safer than the regular glass because when it breaks, it shatter into smaller pieces of glass.
- Thermal efficiency compared to the regular glass
Want to install toughened glass in your shop? Contact our team of experts and we will help you choose the product that best suits your business.
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