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Top Features & Benefits of Interior Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is strong, durable, transparent, decorative, and shatterproof—perfect for a range of uses including display cases, dividers and partitions, modular walls, and more.
Published January 25, 2023

Beautiful office with glass walls and text - Top Features & Benefits of Interior Laminated GlassWhether seeking a stylish and decorative aesthetic or enhanced safety and security, laminated glass features many advantages that can elevate any interior space. 

Suitable for a wide range of applications within restaurants, retail, and office spaces, the versatility of laminated glass makes it perfect for display cases, modular walls, dividers and partitions, stairways, and more. 

Here’s a brief breakdown of this material’s many features, benefits, and uses. 

What Is Laminated Glass?

The lamination process involves sandwiching resin interlayers between two glass lites. These protective layers can be clear, or contain fabric, metallic screens, and other decorative elements.

When laminating untreated float glass, enlist an experienced fabricator with temperature-controlled clean rooms, such as Dillmeier Glass Company. Doing so without technologically advanced equipment and experienced technicians risks missing deadlines, unhappy customers, and delivery delays. 

There are also instances where International Building Code (IBC) regulations mandate laminated glass for applications such as glass railings above walking spaces. 

Laminated Glass Features & Benefits

Laminated glass boasts enhanced safety, easy maintenance, durability, privacy, and more. 

When laminating untreated float glass, enlist an experienced fabricator with temperature-controlled clean rooms, such as Dillmeier Glass Company.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of its most common attributes: 

  • Unique Safety Features: Should significant damage occur, laminated glass will remain together in web-like patterns instead of shattering into sharp, dangerous shards.
  • Discourages “Smash & Grab” Crimes: Laminated glass interlayers act as protective barriers against such misdeeds. 
  • Increased Sound Transmission Class (STC) Ratings: Maintain privacy, soundproofing, and acoustics within interior spaces.
  • Easy Maintenance: Laminated glass can be sanitized with a damp cloth and any gentle cleaning product.
  • Versatility & Decorative Aesthetics: Create transparency while promoting  natural sunlight otherwise unachievable with drywall or sheetrock.
  • Strength & Durability: Laminated glass withstands regular wear and tear, and won’t scratch or fade over time.
  • Green Properties: Discarded laminated glass can be recycled for cullet or other secondary uses.

Common Laminated Glass Applications & Uses 

Whether utilized within an open conference room, intimate dining area, or a high-end retail setting, this decorative material can create various aesthetic appeal. 

Note the following useful laminated glass applications: 

Laminated Glass vs. Tempered Glass

Either of these are suited for most projects due to durability, strength, and specialized fabrication. However, a specific choice should depend on usage and application.

For higher traffic areas such as stairways, hallways, conference areas, and lobbies, laminated glass is recommended for its shatter-resistant properties, flexibility, and easy maintenance. And unlike plexiglass or acrylic, it maintains its optimal appearance over time.

Laminated Glass Best Practices

It’s best to work with an experienced fabricator utilizing advanced equipment and knowledgeable technicians, such as Dillmeier Glass Company. We can answer questions you may have and help determine the best processes.

Tell us how we can assist your next laminated glass project. We’d love to hear from you!

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