Windows Question

Best option - laminated or toughened glass?

What is the difference? I have a child - am I right in saying that toughened glass is more dangerous if smashed? Is one more secure than the other?

3 Answers

hello, toughened glass ,when broken, will shatter into thousands of harmless small pieces which are less likely to cause damage than standard glass, whereas laminated , as the previous tradesman said , will retain its shape, just crack and stay together,

Answered 17th Feb 2011

dave pierce carpentry

Member since 1 Sep 2008

I would recommend Laminated glass as it stays together if broken.

Answered 17th Feb 2011


Member since 20 May 2010

hello , laminated glass is more secure than toughened , but is also twice the weight and may drag a door down if not heel and toed right ,,, thanks

Answered 17th Feb 2011

JG Homes Improvements LTD

Member since 2 Apr 2010

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