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Toughened Glass

CLEAR TOUGHENED

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass. Toughened glass is made by heating annealed (float) glass uniformly through a furnace to temperatures exceeding 600 C. The annealed (float) glass is then transferred to the quenching chamber of the furnace where it is rapidly cooled.

Common Applications
  • Windows & Doors
  • Balustrades
  • Pool Fencing
  • Shower Screens
  • Splashbacks
  • Table Tops
  • Shelves
Features & Benefits
  • Grade A Safety Glass
  • Toughened glass can be heat soaked
  • Toughened glass can be combined in custom laminate make ups
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 2400mm x 5000mm
  • 4mm Max: 2400mm x 1200mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available from 4mm – 19mm

ULTRA CLEAR TOUGHENED

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass. Toughened glass is made by heating annealed (float) glass uniformly through a furnace to temperatures exceeding 600 C. The annealed (float) glass is then transferred to the quenching chamber of the furnace where it is rapidly cooled.

Common Applications
  • Balustrades
  • Pool Fencing
  • Shower Screens
  • Splashbacks
Features & Benefits
  • Grade A Safety Glass
  • Toughened glass can be heat soaked
  • Toughened glass can be combined in custom laminate make ups
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 2400mm x 5000mm
  • 4mm Max: 2400mm x 1200mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available from 4mm – 12mm

GREY TOUGHENED

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass. Toughened glass is made by heating annealed (float) glass uniformly through a furnace to temperatures exceeding 600 C. The annealed (float) glass is then transferred to the quenching chamber of the furnace where it is rapidly cooled.

Common Applications
  • Windows & Doors
  • Balustrades
  • Pool Fencing
  • Table Tops
  • Shelves
Features & Benefits
  • Grade A Safety Glass
  • Toughened glass can be heat soaked
  • Toughened glass can be combined in custom laminate make ups
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 2400mm x 5000mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available from 5mm – 12mm

SPOTSWOOD TOUGHENED

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass. Toughened glass is made by heating annealed (float) glass uniformly through a furnace to temperatures exceeding 600 C. The annealed (float) glass is then transferred to the quenching chamber of the furnace where it is rapidly cooled.

Common Applications
  • Privacy Windows & Doors
  • Shower Screens
Features & Benefits
  • Grade A Safety Glass
  • Toughened glass can be heat soaked
  • Toughened glass can be combined in custom laminate make ups
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 1830mm x 2440mm
  • 4mm Max: 2400mm x 1200mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available from 5mm – 6mm

SATINLITE TOUGHENED

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass. Toughened glass is made by heating annealed (float) glass uniformly through a furnace to temperatures exceeding 600 C. The annealed (float) glass is then transferred to the quenching chamber of the furnace where it is rapidly cooled.

Common Applications
  • Privacy Windows & Doors
  • Shower Screens
Features & Benefits
  • Grade A Safety Glass
  • Toughened glass can be heat soaked
  • Toughened glass can be combined in custom laminate make ups
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 1830mm x 2440mm
  • 4mm Max: 2400mm x 1200mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available from 5mm – 6mm

CATHEDRAL TOUGHENED

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass. Toughened glass is made by heating annealed (float) glass uniformly through a furnace to temperatures exceeding 600 C. The annealed (float) glass is then transferred to the quenching chamber of the furnace where it is rapidly cooled.

Common Applications
  • Privacy Windows & Doors
  • Shower Screens
Features & Benefits
  • Toughened glass can be heat soaked
  • Toughened glass can be combined in custom laminate make ups
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 1830mm x 2440mm
  • 4mm Max: 2400mm x 1200mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available from 5mm – 6mm

ACID ETCHED TOUGHENED

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass. Toughened glass is made by heating annealed (float) glass uniformly through a furnace to temperatures exceeding 600 C. The annealed (float) glass is then transferred to the quenching chamber of the furnace where it is rapidly cooled.

Common Applications
  • Balustrades
  • Pool Fencing
  • Privacy Windows & Doors
  • Shower Screens
Features & Benefits
  • Grade A Safety Glass
  • Toughened glass can be heat soaked
  • Toughened glass can be combined in custom laminate make ups
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 2440mm x 3660mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available from 6mm – 12mm

SPLASHGUARD MIRROR SILVER TOUGHENED

Tough Glass Splashguard mirror is a hard coated glass used for splashbacks or other decorative areas used to enhance interior spaces. Splashguard mirror has the ability to be used toughened and annealed where ordinary mirrors cannot. Splashguard mirror does not require painting on the coated side.

Product Disclaimers

Common Applications
  • Kitchen Splashbacks
  • Scullery Splashbacks
  • Feature Walls
Features & Benefits
  • Grade A Safety Glass
  • Suitable for splashbacks where ordinary mirror is not
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 2440mm x 3660mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Key Considerations
  • Please refer to our product disclaimer before purchasing product
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available in 6mm

REFLECT MIRROR BRONZE TOUGHENED

Tough Glass reflect mirror is a hard coated glass used for splashbacks or other decorative areas used to enhance interior spaces. Reflect mirror has the ability to be toughened where ordinary mirrors cannot. Reflect mirror must be painted on the coated side once processed to protect the reflective coating.

Product Disclaimers

Common Applications
  • Kitchen Splashbacks
  • Scullery Splashbacks
  • Feature Walls
Features & Benefits
  • Grade A Safety Glass
  • Suitable for splashbacks where ordinary mirror is not
Capabilities
  • Min: 300mm x 35mm
  • Max: 2440mm x 3660mm
  • *subject to stock sheet size availabilities*
Key Considerations
  • Please refer to our product disclaimer before purchasing product
Selection & Specification
  • Glass thicknesses available in 6mm

Toughened Glass Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need toughened glass?

Toughened glass, also known as safety glass or tempered glass, is much stronger than float glass and considered Grade A safety glass. Float glass when broken can break into large, dangerous, sharp shards. We recommend opting for toughened glass in areas where safety is a top priority, such as doors, sidelites, bathroom windows, balustrades and pool fencing.

Can toughened glass be drilled and cut?

In most cases, you shouldn’t attempt to cut or drill holes into toughened glass; doing so will likely cause it to shatter. If you need to drill holes in your glass showers, pool fencing or balustrading, you should request the drilling before the glass is tempered. Contact our experts if you need customised tempered glass.

How strong is toughened glass?

Toughened glass can be up to five times stronger than standard glass, making it a suitable material to use in doors, shower screens, pool fencing and balustrades. To achieve such strength, toughened glass is usually heated to about 600°C before being cooled quickly.

How to clean toughened glass?

When it comes to cleaning toughened glass, remove any dirt or debris from the glass as soon as it is visible. When possible avoid cleaning glass in direct sunlight.

  1. Flood the surface with water or cleaning solutions to remove loose dust and grit.
  2. For best results, clean the glass beginning at the top and working downwards.
  3. Wipe with a clean wet cloth, free of grit, (as gritty dirt particles picked up by the cloth could scratch the glass) until glass is visibly clean.
  4. Rinse with clean water.
  5. Dry immediately with a clean lint-free cloth or good clean squeegee.
  6. Do not allow metal squeegee holders to touch the glass surface.
  7. Do not use any additives that contain hydrofluoric acid, or have the possibility of forming hydrofluoric acid. Hydrofluoric acid is a highly corrosive liquid and is a contact poison which will affect toughened glass fixtures.
Can toughened glass break?

Toughened glass can withstand high temperatures and heavy impacts, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to break. Toughened glass must be handled with care prior to installation to prevent the glass from breaking. When toughened glass breaks, it will shatter into smaller granular pieces that are less likely to cause injury. A range of factors could be involved if toughened glass spontaneously breaks including but not limited to; edge or corner damage, contact with fittings or fixtures, contact with concrete or other building materials and in some cases NiS (Nickel Sulphide) inclusions.

What people are saying!
  • Thank you to you and your team for supplying the urgent mirror to us yesterday. Your service and quality is greatly appreciated.

    By providing this mirror, defect free and in such a short space of time, you have helped ensure another client gets their keys on time.

    Please pass my thanks and appreciation on to your team!

    J.Wakeling from GlassCo Metro
  • Great guys. Best service in WA. Put the so called competition to shame
    R.Walker from Diamond Glass
  • Great Service. Have not seen better service in the glass industry. Great business ethics as well. Whoever you are using as your glass supplier give these guys a shot.
    V.Shah from Granart Splashbacks
  • Always a pleasure to deal with, knowledgeable staff that work with you to meet deadlines and requirements. Pricing competitive with other major suppliers.
    E.Taylor from Refined Exteriors
  • May I just say that your staff at Tough Glass are providing us with excellent service. We have never in all the years experienced such a service. I rang on Wednesday to request a couple of urgent panels for which we collected this morning. That truly is amazing!!

    Everybody should use Tough Glass and I would never use anyone else regardless of pricing like some do. I don’t think we have ever received a bad piece of glass from Tough Glass either. It’s a credit to you and your staff.

    J.Flanagan from WA Pool Fencing