Standard Non-Safety Glass

If no additional safety or security is required, most Restoration Glass® applications can typically be fulfilled using standard (non-safety) glass. Note that standard non-safety glass, like window glass, breaks into large, jagged shards which may pose risk of injury.

Laminated Safety Glass

Lamination is the process of bonding two or more pieces of glass together, using a crystal-clear plastic interlayer, which acts as a permanent adhesive. The primary goal of lamination is safety. In the case of breakage, potentially dangerous glass shards are held to the interlayer to prevent severe injury (a car windshield is an example of laminated glass). Our laminated Restoration Glass® meets the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 and the Consumer Products Safety Commission Standard 16 CFR1201. It is laminated to 1/8" window glass with Uvekol®, a crystal-clear resin interlayer. Laminated Restoration Glass® provides safety and helps block the transmission of sound and UV rays, making it perfect for doors and windows. Lamination has little to no effect on the appearance of Restoration Glass® when looking out through the glass. Note: The Restoration Glass side of the laminated piece is usually installed to the exterior of the building.

Bendheim recommends safety glass for all applications where safety and security are desired. Safety glass requirements are determined by your personal needs as well as building codes, which can change over time and can vary by state, county, city, town or borough. You can contact your local building inspection department, office of planning and zoning, or the department of permits, to learn which codes are applicable in your area. Among other applications, safety glass is required for, but not limited to, all doors, enclosures, and partitions in or surrounding bathtubs, showers, hot tubs, and saunas, as well as floor-to-ceiling glass partitions, doors, transoms, and sidelites, regardless of their location.

Note: Do not use silicones for the installation of laminated Restoration Glass®. Install only as described in our Installation Instructions.