Question about tempered glass
Is this possible? Is all tempered glass (e.g. from furniture, shower stalls, deck railing, chair mats, etc.) more or less the same in terms of hardness and durability?
Sep 1st, 2020 11:58 pm
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Sep 2nd, 2020 12:14 pm
That's sweet. Expensive but cool.CardinalComb wrote: ↑ Don't do that it will shatter. Get this. https://www.atwork.ca/shop/office_chair ... -chairmat/
Sep 2nd, 2020 2:23 pm
Those applications are fine as there is no weight on them. If you floor is absolutely unequivocably flat and you stay away from the edges it might work...if there any sort of non flat spots/voids, applying force on a small area, it can shatter .
Sep 2nd, 2020 2:31 pm
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Sep 2nd, 2020 8:15 pm
I can get a sheet of tempered glass deck railing at Home Depot for $60. Same thickness.CardinalComb wrote: ↑ Don't do that it will shatter. Get this. https://www.atwork.ca/shop/office_chair ... -chairmat/
Sep 2nd, 2020 8:26 pm
Sep 2nd, 2020 8:48 pm
Lexan is more expensive and only 2.5 mm thick. Is it harder than tempered glass?
Sep 2nd, 2020 9:57 pm
Sep 2nd, 2020 10:07 pm
Lexan will mar and scratch easily. Laminated glass will break when you go to sit in your chair. Tempered is your only option but I wouldn't recommend it. I know it's strong but all it takes is a nick to break the compression. I've stood on one inch thick tempered over a span of 8' and it held.
Sep 2nd, 2020 10:11 pm
Tempered glass will shatter if it’s hit wrong, and it doesn’t take much of an impact to do that. As I posted previously, a 3 ounce metal weight dropped off a desk can do it. Lexan would be much more resilient in that regard.
Sep 3rd, 2020 12:15 am
Sep 3rd, 2020 7:19 am
One is made for rolling around on it with a chair. The other acts as a guard so you don't fall off your balcony and wasn't designed for any significant load.
Sep 3rd, 2020 11:52 am
Just thinking about this...those new "vinyl planks" might be really neat for this. It like laminate but made out of vinyl and looks like wood.
Sep 3rd, 2020 2:17 pm
The key question is "designed for". That's why I asked whether all tempered glass is more or less the same. It seems to me when it is manufactured it then gets put to different uses. It may not be "designed for" any specific purpose, but can be used in different ways.
Sep 3rd, 2020 2:22 pm
Thanks. I was thinking of peel and stick vinyl tiles like this: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/traffi ... 1001184760gr8dlr wrote: ↑ Just thinking about this...those new "vinyl planks" might be really neat for this. It like laminate but made out of vinyl and looks like wood.
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