When considering Glass shelves, GlassNPane suggests a couple products. Tempered glass can be used for shelves in display case or used for shelving on wall. Glass shelves are a great for bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens, and many other places in your home or business. Tempered glass shelves are durable and safe to use if install correctly. Tempered glass, in most cases, don’t shatter, so during the clean-up process all that is needed is navigating a broom and pan. On the other hand, normal glass pieces are transparent and in some cases look as if an item was floating. The downside is they shatter and depending on the mishap, this could mean a more targeted clean up.