Flat glass comes in various thicknesses. The difference in thickness dictates the use of a particular glass for a certain application. As logic would suggest, thinner glass is more fragile than thicker glass. Thickness ranges for glass is:
- SSB clear (less than 1/8″) – normally used in picture frames, etc.
- 1/8″ – used in storm windows, picture frames, end tables, insulated units, etc.
- 3/16″ – used for small table tops, insulated units, small shelves, etc.
- 1/4″ – used in table tops (as protective covering), insulated units, single-pane windows, lightweight shelves, hand rails, framed shower doors, etc.
- 3/8″ – used in shower doors, table tops, glass walls, glass partitions, hand rails, door lights, etc.
- 1/2″ – used for shower doors, table tops, glass walls, glass partitions, hand rails, etc.
- 3/4″ – used for glass doors, mall fronts, table tops, glass floors, etc.