Glass can be used for table tops in many ways. It can be a protective layer over an existing surface, a glass infill inside a frame or the glass can be a thick solid table top, which is supported by a base or legs.
Types of glass for table tops
Glass tables that are not fully supported underneath are typically 8mm, 10mm, 12mm and sometimes 15mm or 19mm thick.
12mm Clear Toughened with polished edges and radius corners
10mm Clear Toughened with polished edges and radius corners
Glass used as infills for tables
Toughened glass is commonly used for glass infills or inserts in furniture. This can be a timber or metal frame, which has a rebate or a recessed edge for the glass.
6mm Clear Toughened with polished edges
6mm Grey Toughened with polished edges
Using a glass table top to protect an existing table
The main benefit of using glass to protect a table is that it doesn’t take away from the look and feel of your furniture. They are usually manufactured from clear glass, which enables full protection without changing the appearance of your table.
What can glass protect against?
Unfortunately we cannot control how our furniture is used 24 hours a day but with the addition of a glass table it will give you peace of mind that your furniture is fully protected.
Unlike glass, products such as timber are relatively soft materials that can be damaged from day to day use such as, children doing their homework and the impact from cutlery, dishes, keys or even school bags.
What tables are suitable for glass table tops?
Glass table tops come in all shapes an sizes. The following are the most popular.
- Dining tables
- Coffee tables
- Bedside tables
- Study desks
- Office desks
- Office receptions
- Board room tables
What are the benefits of a glass table top?
Prevent wear and tear of existing tables
Wear and tear to the surface of timber tables is unavoidable without the protection of a custom made glass table top. Compared to the costs associated with resurfacing an entire table, a protective glass layer provides an economical, durable and elegant solution. Glass table tops are a great way to add life to timber furniture.
How to order a glass table top?
Valiant Glass manufacture glass tables in either standard annealed or toughened safety glass to suit your needs. Glass tables can be ordered over the phone, however when the measurements are critical we recommend having a glazier measure to ensure the glass is correct.
Sydney measure and delivery service
Our qualified staff can visit your premises to take precise measurements and give our recommendation as to which product is right for you.
Call Valiant and discover how easy it is to protect your furniture, replace your existing glass or have a new custom table top made.
What are the most popular types of edge work?
The two main machined edges are polished and beveled edges. Polished edges are by far the most popular edge used on glass table tops.