Glass is a translucent material that allows light to go through. The nature of regular glass has a slight green tone in it, especially when looking at its edges. The color of the green tone is determined by the thickness and the size of the glass. There are 10 different thicknesses which are for different purpose of use.
2 mm = 3/32"
8 mm = 5/16"
3 mm = 1/8"
10 mm = 3/8"
4 mm = 5/32"
12 mm = 1/2"
5 mm = 3/16"
15 mm = 5/8"
6 mm = 1/4"
19 mm = 3/4"
Windows normally use 3mm to 6mm thick glass.
Interior windows normally use 6mm glass which is installed by using woodstops or U-Channel.
Table Tops normally use 6mm if sitting on a table. If people use it as a table top alone, usually the thickness ranges from 10mm-19mm. Most people will use 12mm as a standard thickness or some people may prefer to use 15mm to 19mm for luxury.
Glass shelving are normally 6mm to 19mm; depending on the size and the weight of things that people put on it.
Tempering is a thermo treatment to an annealed glass and is normally 6 to 7 times stronger than regular glass. When it breaks, it shatters into thousands of small pieces so that any cutting injuries will be reduced to a minimum.
2. Laminated Glass
Laminated glass is made by sandwiching a vinyl film in between 2 pieces of glass. When it breaks, the film will stick the glass together so that any cutting injury will be almost eliminated. The glass are all clear glass; however, the vinyl film in between can be in clear, white, or any other colours. The laminated glass provides an endless spectrum of transparent or translucent colour.
Applications for safety glass are: doors, windows, furniture, railings, shower doors, cabinetry, etc. especially when strength is required and movable panels, ie. swing doors.
Bullet-Resistant Glass is a transparent glass panel which combines the strength and feature of tempered glass, laminated glass and polycarbonate.
Regular glass has a green tone in it, however, there is a clear glass called "Starphire" Glass which has less green tone compare to the regular glass.
- It provides the maximum transparency
- Maximizes the light transmission
- Provides more brightness and clarity to the area
* Note: Starphire glass still has a tint in it, and it appears slightly blue. It is not completely crystal-clear. The color of the light blue tone is determine by the thickness and the size of glass. Different batch of glass may have slightly different color of blue tone even if it is coming from the same manufacturer.