Posted on : 11-05-2020 Author : Sreedevi
You must have heard of a tempered glass used in car windshield or the one used in a mobile phone as protective cover, but should you use it for a small table? lets see..What kind of glass should you use for a small tables such as patio tables, coffee tables / teapoys, side table, corner tables etc.
What is a Tempered Glass ? Should you use it for Small tables ?
Tempered or toughened glass are made by process of extreme heating and cooling to increase glass strength Tempering process makes the outer surfaces of glass into compression and the interior into tension. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small pieces instead of splintering into jagged shards as standard glass, Usually such glasses are commonly used as windshields in motor vehicles, In furniture only tempered glass are used in bent glass tables.
Selecting Glass for Teapoy / Coffee Tables
For small tables such as side tables, patio table, teapoy for home use, it is not necessary to go with a tempered glass, a glass with a thickness of more than 8 millimeter will be good enough. If you have small kids who play inside home then we suggest a tempered glass for your furniture, because the standard glass when broken, the pieces are jagged and may splinter or cut skin.