In past years, the glass coffee
table is a luxury piece of furniture that only
the rich can afford due to the length of time that is spent in
making this table. As the technology of furniture and glass
making evolved the cost of making a single glass coffee
table went down such that these days ordinary
individuals can afford this type of table.
Not only can you find this type of glass coffee table furniture in homes, you can
see this everywhere, in hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops.
A glass coffee table comes in two kinds: a table in which the
top is cut glass and the one in which the entire table is made
Further, this type of table will come in a variety of shapes
such as round, square, rectangle, oval, and even shapes that
you can’t define because they are eclectic models.
The choice is up to the one who will use this table whatever
kind of shape and size he or she wants his or her table to
Many urban dwellers will love this type of table because of
the fact that they are easily cleaned with washcloth dipped in
ordinary soap and water plus they are perfect for small spaces
of your apartment as glass creates the illusion of making a
small space larger than it is in reality. Another advantage of
this type of table is that it can blend with any type of
decoration or home accent because glass can be cut into a
variety of shapes and sizes.
Tips For Acquiring a Glass
When you want to acquire this type of table you should take
the following into consideration:
- If you live with young children you opt for a glass
table that has a wooden frame to secure the table.
- If you live with a senior citizen who has problems with
depth perception, you should see to it that the carpet
underneath has a contrasting color so that your senior will
not suffer spatial confusion.
- Choosing a frame: metal, wood, or aluminum is up to you
since this is a matter of personal taste.
- Always go with your budget. Therefore before you reach
for your wallet, you should have an idea as to what design,
size, and type of frame your table has.
- To get an idea, you can scout local furniture stores
and shops or you can make this easier by surfing the
Internet for online catalogs, ordering online then wait for
your purchase to arrive at your doorstep.
- Since glass is see-through you should take into account
the style and the look of the carpet underneath so that you
don’t go against the theme of the interior décor.
- Though there are still furniture makers that use
ordinary glass but always go for tempered or treated glass
as replacement for those table top glass because they are
difficult to break. When they do break they will crumble
into round pebble-looking bits and pieces that have smooth
How to Replace the top of a Glass Coffee Table
Because a glass coffee table can be very vulnerable it is
important to know how to replace the surface or top.
As mentioned before opt for tempered glass for its
durability. You can also buy Plexiglas as an alternative
however be prepared to notice that this type glass will cloud
Decide on the tint: gray, bronze, and more. You must also
decide on the edge beforehand: smooth, beveled, waved, and
With the physical qualities mentioned above for your
intended glass coffee table top, think of your budget and go
with this amount strictly. Remember that what ever final design
you choose affects the price that you will put up to pay for
Trace the actual shape of the table top frame which houses
the glass on a tracing paper.
Lastly contact a glass company who will do the cutting of the
glass coffee table top replacement for you and
give them the dimensions and the traced sized.