You’ve been in that office with the dim lighting and the employees that seem barely awake. It’s not an inviting place to be.
From creating an elegant custom shower enclosure to fitting seamlessly into an odd-shaped space, tempered glass can be cut into almost any shape your project demands.
Glass might not be top of mind as a material that improves a space’s security and safety. Considered a fragile material by many, glass may seem like a material that always needs to be handled with care -- and there are plenty of glass types that do.
As those in the commercial and residential construction industry know, tempered glass is nearly 5x stronger than regular annealed glass. Tempering means heating the glass to extreme temperatures and rapidly putting it through a high-pressure cooling process.
This procedure puts stress on the glass, which in turn produces tension that begins in the center of the piece and spreads out. The tension is then compressed on the outer edges, which gives the glass sheet its strength.
How is glass tempered? Here's a “behind the scenes” look at the five-step glass tempering process.