Regardless of whether you get a glass table top, i.e. your glass table top or a glass table cover that protects your table from damage, you have to put some things into perspective. Some of them include thickness, glass styles and the glass edge to be used, among others.
Knowing the options available will help you make the right choice for your custom glass table top or tablecloth.
Why get a custom-made glass table top?
A Glass table top Gives your rooms an aesthetic value. It is stylish and offers you all the advantages that a glass brings to the table. You can use it for a new table or as a cover for an existing table to keep the material intact and free from damage.
A customized glass table top is necessary due to the variety of modern table designs available. The table design for which you need a glass table top determines the type of glass table top you will use.
Depending on the overall style of your table, glass table tops are specially adapted to the design of the table for which you need it, and at the same time offer you the opportunity to determine other attributes based on style and purpose.
With a custom glass table top, you can control color, edges and tint. Here you can select options that best express your decoration style.
Glass thickness and size dependency
The thickness of the glass table top is important because it determines how useful the glass table top is at home. A glass table top must be thick enough to support its weight and strong enough to support many items placed on it.
The thickness of the glass table top can be examined from the perspective of where the table should be placed.
- INNER GLASS TABLETOP THICKNESS
Interior glass table tops refer to glass table tops that are used on kitchen tables, dining tables and coffee tables. You can get your indoor glass table tops from Fab glass and mirror.
Experts recommend choosing a 1/4 inch thickness for normal glass table tops and glass table covers. For heavy tables that are not supported, a recommended 3/8 inch thickness is required. For an attractive, sturdy tabletop and to ensure safety, a 1/2 inch thickness provides the durability and protection that is particularly required for a stand-alone tabletop.
- OUTDOOR GLASS TABLETOP THICKNESS
Outdoor glass table tops and table top covers, because outdoor furniture serves more purposes, require more thickness than indoor glass table tops. Thickness options recommended for outdoor glass table tops like your patio table are 1/2-inch, ¼-inch, 1/8-inch and 1/32-inch.
The choice of thickness is a matter of choice, but a thicker glass table top is essential for the outdoors. You can also choose a tempered glass table top for added strength.
RECOMMENDED STANDARD GLASS TABLETOP THICKNESS
- 1/8 INCH THICKNESS: It is recommended for indoor use and is suitable for light tables.
- 5/32 inch thickness: Recommended for use with glass table tops and tablecloths on kitchen and living room tables.
- 3/6-inch thickness: This is best used as a glass table top for side tables, patio tables.
- 1/4 inch thickness: This is recommended for medium strength tables.
- 3/8 inch thickness: This is best for heavy and unsupported glass table tops.
- 1/2 inch thickness: It is also recommended for a solid table with unsupported glass table top, where safety is paramount.
- 3/4 inch thickness: It is recommended for heavy tables with unsupported glass table tops.
Styles and designs available for glass table tops
SHAPING GLASS TABLETOP
At the Fab glass and mirroryou can get your customized glass table tops and glass covers in a variety of shapes. Some of the glass plate shapes available include
- round shape
- Oval / elliptical shape
- Racetrack oval
- Normal hexagon
- Archtop and floor
- Right triangle
- Irregular octagon
- Quarter round among other things.
If you are looking for a shape that is not a typical or normal shape, glass table tops with an irregular shape can also be made to your specifications.
GLASS TABLETOP EDGING
The edge refers to the finishing of the sharp edges of the cut glass. It is used for aesthetics, chip reduction and safe handling. A glass table top can accommodate more than one type of glass edge. This improves functionality and gives the glass a unique look.
COMMON GLASS EDGES
- Seam edge (cutting and brushing)
It is also known as a safety seam. With a hemmed edge, an abrasive belt is used to easily sand sharp edges. The main goal of this type of edging is to make the glass table top safe for handling. It serves no decorative purpose.
- Bevel edge (grinding and chamfering)
The bevelled edge is achieved by sanding the table edges of the glass flat until they are smooth. The top and bottom are then moved along a belt to remove sharpness and chips. A piece is created with a flat bevel at the top and an outer bottom edge at the bottom.
It is a slightly rounded edge with a frosted, frosty or matt glass finish. It is also known as a semi-polished edge.
A flat polished edge is achieved by first cutting the corners of the glass and then polishing it flat, resulting in a refined and shiny surface.
At Fab Glass and Mirrors you can choose one of the following edges for your custom glass table tops and glass covers.
- Beveled polished edge
- Flat polished edge
- Ogee Polished Edge – a smooth S-shaped edge.
- Pencil polished edge
There are two types of glass finishing: standard glass table tops and tempered glass table tops. You may not be sure which option to choose between the two.
Note that tempered glass is safety glass and can be up to four times stronger than standard glass. Tempered glass is scratch-resistant and more impact-resistant than normal glass.
Choosing a tempered glass table top is deliberately preventing the worst that can happen. Accidents can occur at any time, and a tempered glass table top prepares you for this.
When the glass table top breaks, the normal glass also creates sharp pieces of glass, while a tempered glass breaks into small blunt pieces.