What is toughened glass?
Toughened glass is a type of safety glass which is prepared to increase the strength of normal glass. The glass undergoes compression and tension through which, the glass breaks down into pieces. Toughened glass eliminates the possibility of injury and is constructed under strict supervision to ensure durability and strength.
Toughened glass is generally used for preparing doors, windows, shower doors, bathroom doors, exhibition areas and displays etc. Toughened glass is used in preparing doors and windows for industrial buildings. Frameless shower doors, glass shelves and for larger fixed windows.
Toughened glass is thermally stronger than float glass. The glass undergoes intense stress due to which, the strength of glass increases. This glass is made through thermal tempering processes where the annealed glass is heated at or above 720 degrees and soon after it reaches the heating point, a cooling process is performed. The glass thus becomes strong and stressed.
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There are different types of toughened glasses used for construction purposes. Glass is one of the materials which provide a lavishing and luxurious interior. Thus, huge industrial buildings, luxury homes, restaurants, hotels etc use toughened glass for windows and doors. Here are some of the most common glass types used for construction purpose:
These are the most common types of toughened glass types. Patterned glasses are widely used for bathroom doors reflective glass is used for industrial projects and buildings, while clear glasses are used for multiple purposes. For toughened glass, there are several types of glazing available in the market. The different types are single glass glazing, double glass glazing and triple glass glazing for various projects.
Advantages of toughened glass:
- Toughened glass is extremely tough and hard. These glasses reduce the risk of injury and damage in care of disaster.
- It is a very lightweight glass which reduces the load of building
- Ravishing variations of toughened glass provide a very rich and elegant look to the buildings
- Frosted glass is used for housing projects enrich the interior as never before
- It facilitates natural light into the homes and buildings while providing a soothing sensation
- Toughened glasses are UR resistant, prevent heat absorption and are highly energy efficient
Why Choose Abbey Glass UK?
Abbey Glass are specialist providers of custom and bespoke glassware to help you design your perfect home. We have over 20 years’ experience in all things glass under our belts, and we have been supplying both commercial and domestic clients throughout the United Kingdom. We strive to provide the best quality product alongside exceptional customer service, no matter the size of the project. From bespoke shower enclosures through to curved glass panels and glass balustrades, we can supply you with the perfect glass for your project.