Although laminated glass is stronger than tempered glass, tempered glass is more often used in household windows and doors. Tempered glass offers strength and breakage-resistance but laminated glass provides UV-resistance, extra security, and soundproofing
Tempered glass, also known as toughened glass, is stronger than ordinary glass but can shatter. Similar to laminated glass, when the tempered glass suffers an impact it can break into a web-like interlocking pattern and remain within its frame. This is not always the case as the broken pieces only hold onto adjoining pieces and can fall out of their frame.
Laminated glass is made of two pieces of regular or tempered glass sandwiched around a layer of clear plastic film (PVB). The set of glass is treated through a process intended to expel air pockets and then it is heated for an initial round of melting. After this, the glass is heated under pressure to create a finished bound product. Laminated glass can be made stronger by adding layers making the end product thicker.