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Crystal Clear: A Blog About The Wonderful World Of Glass

I first fell in love with glass when I was ten years old. My mother took me to see a wonderful recital where the pianist was playing a glass piano. I was mesmerised by the way the piano shone and sparkled as it reflected the stage lights. I could never have imagined such a glamorous object. Ever since then, i have been fascinated by different types of glass. From stained glass panels to one-way mirrors, my eyes will always notice the glass fixtures in a room first. Recently, I ate at a restaurant in Japan where the entire floor was made of patterned glass. Needless to say, I was too excited to eat! This blog is for those who are looking for glass items and glass lovers like myself. I hope it gives you a peek into the wonderful world of glass and the options out there. Please tread carefully.


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Choosing The Best Glass Replacement For Your Office: The 2 Best Materials

by Ellen Jokinen

Glass accidents occur all the time. If you are worried that you have a glass crack or a shatter in your office, keep calm. In most cases, particularly if your glass has shattered, the segment of broken glass needs to be completely replaced. Now, in your office environment, you will obviously want to have a modern yet sturdy glass that can withstand forces. In many cases, however, people tend to choose the basic annealed glass when looking to make repairs. The issue with annealed glass, is that it is a thin glass which is prone to being shattered into large shards. Thankfully, there are better options out there such as toughened glass and security glass.

Choosing The Right Glass

To avoid having issues with glass strength, you should opt for a stronger glass such as toughened glass or security glass. The benefit of these two glass types is the fact that they can both withstand a significant amount of force, yet they still look appealing for your office. Toughened glass, for example, is difficult to crack because it has stronger physical properties than regular glass. Therefore, it is one of the most common replacements due to this added strength. Should you need more protection however, you may also consider security glass as it can actually be 20 times tougher than your regular glass. Here are some important facts about both of these glass types. This should help you choose the right one for your office. 

Toughened Glass

Toughened glass is renowned for its strength and resistance, as the name may suggest. It is one of the most common types of glass for any repair and for good reason. Toughened glass is stronger than regular annealed glass because the material goes through a process called thermal tempering. This process will actually heat the glass and then bring it to a cooling temperature. This rapid change in temperature will actually provide the glass with different stress reactions, which strengthens the amount of resistance it can take once the process is completed. This glass is great for doors, windows and walls.

Security Glass

This might sound like a type of glass only used in top secret facilities, but it is actually a good option for your office.  Security glass is created by combining a number of plastic layers between each piece of glass. This makes the glass very durable and allows it to withstand a significant amount of force. Security glass can also be manufactured to be soundproof. So if you have glass damage in a large meeting room, security glass can often be a great replacement. If your office is located in a vulnerable location, installing a protective security glass will give you the best protection from burglars and thieves. 

For more information, contact an emergency glass repair specialist.