At Shower Enclosures Direct all our shower enclosures are manufactured with safety glass. Safety glass is glass with additional safety features that make it less likely to break, or less likely to pose a threat when broken.

The most common type is toughened glass (also known as tempered glass).

Toughened glass is processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering, by design, creates balanced internal stresses which causes the glass sheet, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks of similar size and shape instead of splintering into random, jagged shards. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury and the risk of serious injury is virtually removed.

Tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass, due to the glass breaking in a unique way, when any part of the glass fails, the entire panel shatters at once. This distinguishes it from normal glass.

With up to five times more strength than ordinary glass of the same thickness, toughened glass lives up to its name and meets worldwide safety standards for glass subjected to accidental human impact at the highest level of severity.

Tempered glass can be found in all manner of products and is used to make the carafes in automatic coffee makers, the windows in ovens, computer screens, skylights, door windows, bath enclosures and shower doors.

At Shower Enclosures Direct, we understand the importance of the safety of our customers, therefore, all products go through stringent testing to ensure we are only selling products, which are of a high quality and standard and surpass our customers expectations.

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