The 5 Ws of Choosing a Glass Table Top

Glass table tops offer homeowners an understated elegance. They serve as both a showpiece as well as a subtle complement to whatever your home’s design is. Whether modern or traditional, minimal or eclectic, a glass table top matches everything, making it a popular interior design choice. If you’re looking into a glass table top for your new home, answering these five Ws will help you find the best match for your unique style.


Who will be using the table? The timeless style of glass table tops means that homeowners of all ages and design preferences choose this option, but it may be a material best avoided if you have young children in the home. Although glass table tops are manufactured to withstand your average level of wear and tear, they can still be prone to breaking or chipping if young kids drop items on the table or even run into it.


What do you want your table top to look like, or what will best match your interior design? Glass table tops can come in many varieties. Golden Glass even offers custom glass table top fabrication, so you can choose virtually any shape, size, or thickness level for your table. You can also add colors such as bronze or gray and include etchings for an extra touch of elegance.


When, or how often, will you use your glass table top? This may dictate how often it needs to be cleaned. Some tables require cleaning once a day or more, while others only need to be cleaned once a week or every few days. This can depend on your specific table, so work with your glazing contractor to choose a glass table top that meets your maintenance needs and time allowances.


Where will the table be located? Its function can dictate which shape, size, or material is best for your table. Round dining tables are ideal for small families that want to encourage conversation. Their lack of sharp corners also makes them best for homes with kids or elderly residents. Square tables are great for end tables or nightstands, and a rectangular shape is popular for formal dining rooms or coffee tables. If you have a home office, you can place a glass table top over a wood desk to change up its appearance while adding an extra layer of scratch protection.


Why should you buy a glass table top? If you know what table you want, but you’re still unsure of whether or not you should invest in one, consider the many benefits of a glass table. Not only do they complement any interior design and remain timeless, but they also open up any room and make it feel more spacious. They’re also light and compact, making them easy to move when needed. They’re antibacterial and easy to clean, and they attract light to brighten up any home.

If you’ve answered the five Ws of choosing a glass table top, then you’re ready to contact the residential glazing contractors at Golden Glass. As leading structural glass manufacturers, we have cutting-edge technology and equipment in-house that will guarantee your perfect custom glass table top. We’ll work with you to bring your vision to life, directly from our headquarters in Fullerton, CA. To learn more about our glass replacement services, including new glass table tops, give us a call at (800) 64-GLASS or fill out our online contact form today.