Why Does Some Tempered Glass Scratch?

Why Does Some Tempered Glass Scratch? 

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Tempered glass is a special kind of glass because this is treated to make it much stronger than ordinary glass. It is the glass that most people prefer to put on a tabletop; when the tempered glass cracks, it will not shatter.

One of the main reasons why you may see some scratches on your tempered glass is usually due to a manufacturing defect. Tempered glass is a glass that is heated at extremely high temperatures to make it extremely hard. But if that glass is not properly cleaned before it goes into the furnace, debris can be logged onto the glass, and when you clean the glass, the debris may become dislodge on the glass and it causes a scratch.

Reasons Tempered Glass May Scratch

If a panel of glass has been properly tempered, it should resist all kinds of scratches and scrapes; this includes if there is something sharp on the glass, even as sharp as a razor blade. Sometimes you may find that there may be some glass that will start to show some scratches on it.

There can be many reasons why there are scratches on tempered glass. But here are some of the reasons.

  • Manufacturing Process – Scratchers on tempered glass occur in the manufacturing process. It is caused explicitly by the fabricating debris and is considered a manufacturing defect.
  • Glass Not Cleaned In Manufacturing Process – When dust or other debris is on the glass during manufacturing, that dust and debris will be fused under the surface or onto the glass itself. Later on, when you clean the glass, that debris can dislodge and cause a scratch on the surface of the glass. This happens because the glass is not adequately cleaned before it is tempered.
  • Sharp Blade Used On Glass – If you have tempered glass that you are cleaning, you should not use a very sharp blade on the glass. Even though tempered glass is strong, this type of treatment is not something we recommend.

There can be many reasons this debris could be lodged under or onto the glass. But usually, it can be that when the manufacturer washes the glass after it’s been cut, then they may not have clean the glass correctly.

A good glass manufacturer must ensure that the glass is properly cleaned before it goes into the tempering furnace.

Why Use Tempered Glass?

Tempered glass is the preferred glass for most people, especially in the home decor and home furnishing. Whenever we have a glass tabletop, we will use tempered glass.

There are many reasons why we use tempered glass and why tempered glass is an advantage over just regular glass. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Harder Than Regular Glass – Tempered glass is more rigid than regular glass because the glass has gone through a furnace to be treated, making it harder than just standard glass.
  • More Scratch Resistant – Because tempered glass is more rigid, it is also more scratch resistant than regular or standard glass. This is especially important if the glass is going to be used on a piece of furniture as a tabletop.
  • If Broken, It Crumbles – Tempered glass can also break like regular glass. One of the main advantages is that tempered glass breaks will crumble rather than break into sharp pieces. This is also a safety issue for glass on a furniture piece as a tabletop; you want it to be tempered glass as it is safer than regular glass.
  • No Glass Shards – Because of the nature and how tempered glass breaks, there are no flying glass shards; this is also an important safety issue for using tempered glass.
  • Noise Reduction – If you use tempered glass on your windows, then it can also provide additional resistance to outside noise if it is tempered laminate glass.

Because tempered glass is such a hard, scratch-resistant glass, it is the preferred glass for most people to use in their home and home decoration. It is also the safest glass to be used due to its nature and how tempered glass cracks if broken.

One of the great things about tempered glass is that it is about four times stronger than ordinary or regular glass. Tempered glass continues to be the preferred glass to use in home decor and home furnishings.

We recommend using tempered glass for all of our home decors and home furniture if we need a glass tabletop. It is just the safest type of glass to be used for this type of product.

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How Exactly Does Tempered Glass Work, And What Is The Process In Making It?

Tempered glass is regular glass that has undergone an added process of being heated or tempered so that the glass will be stronger and more breakage resistant than regular glass. Tempered glass is a glass that is four times stronger than regular glass and, if broken, will not go into jacket edges; instead, we’re going to small granular chunks.

You can discover more by reading How Exactly Does Tempered Glass Work, And What Is The Process In Making It? by clicking here.

How To Clean Tempered Glass And Other Tempered Glass Cleaning Facts

We recommend one of the best ways to clean tempered glasses is to use a mild soap and water solution and spray it onto the glass surface. Allow that solution to sit, and then you can wipe it off and buff the glass. Before you clean any of the glasses, we recommend you take a microfiber towel and get all the dust and debris off the glasses you can.

You can discover more by reading How To Clean Tempered Glass And Other Tempered Glass Cleaning Facts by clicking here.

What Is The Formula Of Glass?

Glass is generally made by heating sand or a sand mixture up to a very high temperature so the sand melts. Once the sand mixture is liquid, it can be poured and rolled into a flat glass, pressed into a shape, or blown into a piece of art glass. Once the glass mixture cools, the glass is formed.

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