Home / News / Is the thicker the shower glass, the safer it is?

Is the thicker the shower glass, the safer it is?

The hot-sale of shower rooms driven by the life concept of dry and wet partitions. Nowadays, most family bathrooms in big cities use dry and wet partitions. However, in recent years, there have been many news about the self-explosion of shower room glass, which has discouraged many families. Three thousandths is the standard for the self-explosion rate of shower glass in our country. This means that if we unfortunately become the three of a thousand people, isn't it a tragedy? Therefore, some unscrupulous businesses began to create public opinion: the thicker the shower glass, the stronger its firmness. Many consumers actually believe it, thinking that the thicker the tempered glass, the better, is this really the case?

In fact, this is not the case.

Although the thick shower glass is stronger, its thermal conductivity is relatively poor due to its thickness, and it is more likely to explode due to uneven heat dissipation.
The thicker the glass, the heavier the weight, which is also a "test" for the bearing capacity of hardware accessories. If the quality of the hardware used is not good enough to withstand the "pressure", it will be easily worn out, which will affect the service life of the shower room.

First of all, we have to figure out this question: Why does tempered glass explode?

That's because the spontaneous explosion of tempered glass is related to the impurity nickel sulfide contained in its raw materials. The lower the content of nickel sulfide and the purer the glass, it means that the self-explosion rate will be lower. Although the nickel sulfide in the glass is invisible to the naked eye, it is not an easy task to make absolutely pure glass, and the cost will become very expensive and cannot meet the market demand. In addition, the spontaneous explosion of the shower room is related to many factors, such as improper installation, temperature, humidity, etc., which will have certain effects.

So, is the shower glass really thicker, the better?

First of all, we must affirm that the shower room glass is thicker, indicating that it is stronger, but if the shower room glass is too thick, it will be counterproductive, because the glass with a thickness of more than 8mm can hardly be fully tempered in some small-brand shower room factories. , This will cause the shower room glass to have a sharp surface once it breaks, which will easily cause the danger of scratching the human body.

On the other hand, because the thicker the glass, the worse its thermal conductivity, and the greater the possibility of glass bursting. Because one of the main reasons for glass explosion is uneven heat dissipation in various places, from this point of view, explosion-proof glass should be as thin as possible.

Furthermore, the thicker the glass, the heavier the weight, and the pressure on the hinge is too great, and the service life of the profiles and pulleys will be shortened. Especially in the low-end shower rooms, most of the low-quality pulleys are used. The thicker the glass, the more dangerous it is! The quality of tempered glass mainly depends on the degree of tempering, whether it is produced by a formal manufacturer, transmittance, impact resistance, heat resistance, and so on.

If you have a friend, you will ask. You have said so much about the bathroom girl, how thick is the tempered glass?

The shower room products on the market have semi-arc and linear shapes, and the thickness of the glass is also related to the shape of the shower room. For example, the curved type has modeling requirements for glass, generally 6mm is appropriate, too thick is not suitable for modeling, and the stability is not as good as 6mm. Similarly, if you choose a linear shower screen, you can choose 8mm or 10mm specifications, but it should be reminded that as the thickness of the glass increases, the overall weight increases accordingly, which has a greater impact on the quality of the related hardware. High demands. But if you buy 8~10mm thick glass, the pulleys must be of better quality.

Finally, let's take a look at the precautions for purchasing a shower room.

The glass material of the shower room is tempered glass, and the thickness is 5-10mm;
The frame of the shower room is made of aluminum alloy, and the wall thickness of the aluminum material is required to be sufficient.
The sealing strip of the shower room should be magnetic, and the gap should be small, preferably not more than 1mm;
The ball bearings of the shower room should be flexible, so that the door can be opened and closed conveniently, lightly, and has a good hand feeling;

After reading the material of the shower room, the next step is to observe the watertightness of the shower room, mainly at the connection between the shower room and the wall, the joint between the door and the door, the hinge, the connection between the shower room and the stone-base basin, and the adhesive strip. Tightness
Of course, the most important point is that when choosing a shower room, you must choose a shower room manufacturer with 3C certification. The brand's product quality is more guaranteed and the after-sales work will be more complete.



Contact Us