Toughening

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension.

As a result of its safety and strength, toughened glass is used in a variety of demanding applications including retail premises where health and safety requirements are in place and splashbacks in kitchens and bathrooms.

Besides our range of antique mirror glass, we can also provide you with plain toughened mirror glass using traditional hand-silvering techniques for a high quality finish. We can also apply the same system to some of our styles before applying our hand finished antiquing procedure to make it suitable for more vulnerable surroundings.