Thickness In Glass
Flat glass comes in various thicknesses. Glass is produced in standard metric thicknesses of 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 19 mm. The difference in thickness dictates the use of a particular glass for a certain application.
When glass is used in buildings externally or internally it is often of a safety type, which includes reinforced, toughened and laminated glasses. Standard safety glass thickness used mostly range from 4mm to 12mm . When it comes to choosing a thickness between 10mm to 19mm it is mostly a matter of preference and the usage type . Obviously a thicker glass offers the greater structural integrity and durability with a more impressive look as well as a more premium feel.
Standard glass thickness range
|Glass is used for||Glass Thickness|
|Aluminium window & door||4mm to 6mm|
|Small table tops, small shelves||6mm to 8mm|
|Table tops ( as protective covering)||6mm to 8mm|
|Glass table top||8mm to 12mm|
|Frameless shower screen||8mm to 12mm|
|Mirror||5mm to 6mm|
|Glass wall, glass partition||8mm to 12mm|
|Balustrade, Staircase||10mm to 19mm|
|Canopy||8mm to 12mm|