Laminate vs Tempered Glass for Security & Safety:

Laminate vs Tempered Glass for Security & Safety:

We can say that laminated and tempered glass are the best in the industry due to the safety and protection they provide. But it is important that you know the differences between them to give a correct use in the manufacture and installation of glass objects.

In terms of similarity both are resistant. But the manufacture, thickness and applications are different for each of them. For example, tempered glass is a single sheet of basic glass subjected to heat and then cold and laminated glass generally consists of 2 interlayers of single glass and a layer of PVB.

Laminated glass absorbs more ultraviolet rays than tempered glass. This is due to the interlayer. Therefore, laminated glass is perfectly suitable for exteriors.

Although tempered glass is 5 times stronger than ordinary glass, laminated glass is stronger even against impact, making it difficult to break the latter.

Between applications, tempered glass is ideal for:

  • Telephone screens
  • Shower doors
  • Internal doors
  • Divisions in commercial departments...

On the other hand laminated glass is perfect for:

  • Facades in large buildings 
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Armored cars
  • Armored residences...

Another difference between the two is that with laminated glass you can get more colors than with tempered glass. But it is a little easier to handle tempered glass than laminated glass.

Laminates are very effective in preventing break-ins, as breaking a laminated window requires considerable effort, with a lot of noise. Laminated windows even offer some level of protection against minor explosions. Finally, for installations in high traffic or noisy areas, laminated windows can offer very good soundproofing that varies depending on the qualities of the laminated material.

So what glass do I use?

Well, from a security standpoint, it makes sense to use laminated glass in doors and windows at ground level that a burglar could break through to gain entry. Installations in areas prone to severe weather conditions may want to use laminate on all exterior glass. 

But in areas not so exposed to hazards or malicious people, tempered glass is ideal. They are still very resistant and with good maintenance will last over time. Now if you are in your office or commercial space and want to reduce noise we recommend laminated glass. 

We hope we have clarified your doubts. But if you want more information we recommend you to browse our site, know everything that Bkny Glass offers and if you require it you can contact us and we will kindly assist you.

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