Tempered glass is produced by a process that involves heating and cooling. The glass must be pre-cut and edged before being placed in the hardening furnace, in which it is heated to approximately 620 °C and then cooled rapidly. This process is called quenching or tempering. In it, the glass hardens and becomes approximately 4 to 5 times stronger and more resistant to impact. Tempered glass can be used for railings, facades, glass panels and more. Among the main advantages of tempered glass are the strength and the fact that when broken, it breaks into small pieces that are less likely to cause injury to others.
Tempered glass is suitable in certain cases for glass railing, as it provides a beautiful look and safe use. The tempered glass railing is the perfect choice for people who want to keep the view from their terraces and verandas due to the transparency and strength of the railing.
The recommended thickness of the glass is 10-12mm.
Glass Shop Windows
Tempered glass panels are a suitable and stylish solution for offices. You can easily divide the workspace without sacrificing natural light. Very popular in the western parts of Europe, glass panels help to make noise insulation, while also excluding the feeling of a confined space created by many walls.
Glass doors using tempered glass are extremely popular in Bulgaria and the world. They are used for shops, restaurants, snack bars, beauty salons and various office spaces. The standard thickness of the tempered glass is 10 mm, which guarantees their strength.
Glass doors can be with transparent glass or frosted where privacy is needed. Frosted glass can be engraved with a company logo or a variety of shapes to achieve a unique and remarkable design.
Glass Shower Cabins
Another application of tempered glass is in glass shower cabins – an increasingly desirable improvement in home renovation projects. They fit perfectly into minimalist designs and give a more luxurious and open look to the bathroom. Shower cabins contribute not only to the beautiful and aesthetically finished appearance of the bathroom, but also to its functionality
More widespread applications of tempered glass are:
- Table and desk tops: due to its strength and durability, tempered glass is often used for table tops and desks in both residential and commercial premises.
- Windows: tempered glass offers customization for various architectural projects.
- Shelves and cabinets: For a modern and elegant look, tempered glass shelves and cabinets are used, thus providing strength and customization options.
- Cutting boards: Tempered glass cutting boards are popular in modern kitchens due to their hygienic, scratch-resistant and heat-resistant surfaces.
- Fireplace or fireplace fuses: As a protective barrier, tempered glass is used around fireplaces or fireplaces to limit sparks and embers.
- Basketball Backgammon: toughness and safety of tempered glass make it ideal for basketball headboards.
- Pool fence: Tempered glass provides a clear and secure barrier to pool fence, resistant to water and weather conditions.
- Sunny rooms and solariums: Ideal for letting in natural light and weathering, tempered glass is used in sunbathing and tanning beds.
- Greenhouses: Tempered glass is used in greenhouses for maximum exposure to sunlight and protection from harsh weather.