Glass Options for Construction


Variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to developing something that has a specific look and feel in mind from the start, it’s important to know how to best make a decision from said options. Building any type of structure will inevitably require glass, and knowing the right type of glass to use is key.


Here are a few different types of glass, their best uses and overall effectiveness:

‘Float Glass

Float glass is made of sodium silicate and calcium silicate so, it is also called as soda lime glass. It is clear and flat so, it causes glare. These glasses are available from 2mm to 20mm thickness ranges. They have a weight range of 6 to 36 kg/m2. These are used as shop fronts, public places etc.

Shatterproof Glass

Shatterproof glass is used for windows, skylights, floors etc. Some type of plastic polyvinyl butyral is added in its making process. So, it cannot form sharp edged pieces when it breaks.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is the combination of layers of normal glass. So, it has more weight than normal glass. It has more thickness and is UV proof and soundproof. These are used for aquariums, bridges etc.

Toughened Glass

Toughened glass is strong glass which has low visibility. It is available in all thicknesses and when it is broken it forms small granular chunks which are dangerous. This is also called as tempered glass. This type of glass is used for fire resistant doors, mobile screen protectors etc.’ (source:

Of course, these are just a few of the different types of glass that exist for construction purposes. Here at Cornwall Glass your Cornwall glass experts, we can help you achieve the results for your particular project involving a range of different glass types. Contact us to learn more!

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