glass shower enclosures now available in various thickness. Is the glass thickness necessarily affect the overall quality and safety of a glass shower enclosure?
In recent years, we have seen growth shower glass thickness of about 3mm to 10mm in some products. All glass shower enclosures used in manufacturing for sale in the UK must be made of safety glass as standard. This is regardless of the country of manufacture, and aims to reduce the risk of damage to the glass cracked or broken in any way. Tempered safety glass (also known as tempered glass) is a form of glass treatment that ensures the glass pieces of a shattered glass shower panel is not broken fragments Sharpe. Instead of thousands of crashes is very small, without the ability to cut non-treated glass literally. This does not mean that a broken glass device may not cause injury, only that it is much more likely to do so.
Many people think that the actual thickness of the glass in a direct indicator of safety. This is not the case in the United Kingdom and showers will be tempered safety glass, which shatters the same way regardless of thickness.
However, the thickness is an indicator of quality?
Well, in terms of actual & # 39; feel & # 39; and movement, the thicker glass shower has a weighted feel. for example, sliding doors can wobble a bit of use, if built in 3 or 4 mm glass. While in the 6 or 8 mm glass sliding shower doors can be solid and move less, when open or closed. This does not mean that the glass is any better, it is that the opening motion of the shower doors may benefit from using a thicker glass. Another factor that increases the solid feel of a moving shower door or the hinge of the sliding mechanism. Since thicker glass means an increase in weight, it goes without saying that the mechanisms used to move the shower doors need to be more difficult in the construction industry, such as thinner glass is required. It also helps to have a thicker glass shower door on the right & # 39; feel & # 39; the opening and closing operation.
Frameless shower. In another area, showering the profits thicker glass in the building industry & # 39; frameless & # 39; and & # 39; without half-frame & # 39; Shower. Frameless, or a minimalist look for showers are very popular and stylish to look at. However, removing many of the full-frame stiffness and quality feel of the cover is reduced. This is offset by a thickness exceeding 6 mm and 8 mm glass, which by its nature is stronger and can accept more heavy cornering and hinges.
Thus, the overall quality is not a direct indicator of the actual thickness of glass showers. However, it is also true that shower 6mm, 8mm or 10mm glass stands, there might be a better general construction and allows for better opening and closing like feel View a thinner glass units.