Glass Thickness

Glass Thickness

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.