What is Toughened glass?

What is Toughened glass?


Toughened Glass (also called Safety Glass, Tough Glass and Tempered Glass) is the ideal solution for every space that demands the highest level of safety, and hence perfect for homes - both indoors and out. Toughened glass is available in flat glass and slumped handmade textured glass.

toughened slumped glass

Toughened glass, also known as tempered glass, is up to five times stronger than standard Float Glass, offering the highest impact resistance. Toughened Glass is rated as Grade A Safety Glass in accordance with AS/NZ 2208 and other international standards. 

  • Toughened Glass is preferred because of the protection it offers, be it for the kitchen behind a cooktop, in a bathroom or around a deck as balustrading, creating a safety blanket unlike normal annealed glass. 
  • What makes toughened glass the go-to choice is the sturdiness it ensures, and its capacity to not break under pressure; even if it does break, which is extremely rare, the pieces are not sharp or jagged that tend to cause serious injury. 
  • Thermal Resistance to Breakage  - toughened glass has an excellent heat-withstanding capacity.   It can be used in situations where there is a danger of the glass breaking due to extreme heat. However, tempered glass is not fire rated and should not be used where fire resistance is also needed. Toughened glass is the ideal and safe choice for kitchen splashbacks and kitchen shelves.
  • Functional advantages aside, toughened glass is also an interior designer's delight as it enables one to add to the aesthetic value with its myriad of styles.

Toughened glass is designed to be used in Residential and Commercial applications where strength, safety and thermal resistance are important considerations. 
Toughened glass is used for:

  • Glass Kitchen Splashbacks 
  • Shower Doors & Screens 
  • Windows
  • Glass shelves 
  • Glass table-tops 
  • Balustrades and Fences 
  • Doors
  • Stairways 
  • Internal Glass Partitions 
  • and more

Toughened glass comes in a range of thicknesses.  We offer the following thicknesses: 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm & 19mm. It depends on what you are using it for as to how thick it should be.  

From protection to privacy, from durability to designing options, toughened glass has become an important part of homes. With homes and interior spaces opening up to new avenues and newer applications in glass, Toughened Glass adds value with its blend of aesthetic and functional advantages.

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