Why Glass Table Tops?


Protect your furniture from nicks, scratches, and other possible damage.

Refresh older pieces with a less permanent option, as compared to stains or paint.

Glass is beautiful; glass top is an excellent way to add shine to an otherwise dull item.

Elevate the impact of wood tables or dressers while protecting these investments from scratches, sun and scuffs.

Order a tabletop to complete a table, nightstand or even a plant stand.

Renew old glass table inserts with a glass table replacement; outdoor tables are especially vulnerable to weathering.
To Protect!
Glass tabletops are used in a number of different ways, but the most popular is to use the glass to protect the surface of a table, desk, or a coffee table. When used as a cover on a wood surface, normally a thinner glass such as 1/4" is used. The edges of the glass would normally be polished to smooth them out and avoid the possibility of injury from the sharp edges. When glass is used as a wood surface cover there is no need for tempering the glass.

Check list for when Glass sits directly on the surface of furniture:

Recommended glass thickness: 1/4" is the preferred thickness. 3/8" or 1/2"can be used for effect but make sure that the furniture can carry the weight.
Recommended edge: flat polish is the preferred edge work. However, pencil polish or beveled polish can be used to give accent or a dramatic effect.
Glass Strength: Annealed glass is sufficient to protect the table but glass can always be tempered for added safety, especially if there are younger kids in the house.


Actual Table Surface!
Glass table tops can also be used in situations where the entire surface is made out of glass. The legs can also be made of glass, wood, metal, or any other material. In these instances the glass has to be tempered for safety reasons. Glass thickness has to be more than 3/8". The edges have to be flat polished and possibly beveled depending on preference.

Check list for when Glass sits on legs or a base:

Recommended glass thickness: 3/8" or 1/2" thinner glass is not recommended in these cases.
Recommended edge: flat polish, pencil polish, or beveled polish. This is an option where you are in complete control and you can choose the look and the effects you want for your glass furniture.
Recommended Strength: Tempered glass is recommended for added safety and strength.
Glass table tops intended to rest directly on furniture do not require an exact measurement and therefore are recommended for online ordering.

Patio Table Tops
Glass table tops are also used on patio tables. Patio tables with glass surface are made in two different ways. First, on some tables the glass piece sits on the legs without the need for metal framing around the edges of the glass. In these patio tables, because the size does not have to be precise, you can measure the size of the glass, call it in for a quote, and place your order for a pick up or delivery.

Check list for patio glass table tops:

Recommended glass thickness: 3/8" or 1/2" thinner glass is not recommended in these cases.
Recommended edge: flat polish, pencil polish, or beveled polish. This is an option where you are in complete control and you can choose the look and the effects you want for your glass furniture.
Glass Strength: Tempered glass is always preferred for outdoor use.
If you are ordering a glass table top for patio furniture, don't forget to order an umbrella hole if necessary!

Embedded or Wrapped
In these tables the glass top is wrapped in a metal frame. In these tables, the best way to replace the glass table top is to physically bring in the table for a precise cut and fitting of the glass. This is because the frame bends when the original glass breaks and even a half an inch of discrepancy prevents the new glass top from properly fitting in the frame. We do not recommend at-home estimates and measurements for these types of patio tables, as the difficulty of the measurement at home significantly increases the cost and often results in an improper fit.

Check list for when Glass embedded in a table or wrapped in metal frame:

Recommended glass thickness: 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2". Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
Recommended edge: Seamed edge or flat polished edge. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
Recommended Strength: Tempered glass is recommended for added safety and strength.‚Äč