Are you currently trying to decide whether you should invest in a glass table top for your home? Glass has many unique attributes that make it ideal as a table top no matter the style of your home’s décor, whether modern, antique or traditional.
The versatility of glass is unmatched for bringing the best out of your interior design.
Here are just seven ways in which glass table tops can benefit your home.
1. Glass Opens Up Your Living Space
The transparency of glass means that it offers the illusion of space in open-plan homes or homes in which space is at a premium. For instance, while a wooden or metal table top obscures the view to the rest of your living space, a glass table top allows for uninterrupted views while allowing more light to filter through.
The result is an interior that seems more spacious, bright and inviting.
2. Your Other Furniture Will Still Be Visible
A glass table top won’t hide the beauty of your other pieces of furniture. Instead, it will provide a clear view of them, whether you are sitting at the table or standing and looking into the room, which is especially important when entertaining new guests.
3. A Glass Table Top Highlights Other Features
If you plan to upgrade your flooring, for example, by adding a woollen rug, a plush carpet or a stylish hardwood floor, a glass table top can help you to highlight your new feature. Even as you sit at your table, you’ll still be able to enjoy the look of your new flooring. A solid wooden table top on the other hand, would impede your view.
4. Glass Table Tops Can Protect Existing Wooden Table Tops
Do you own a wooden table that you’d like to protect, such as an antique that has been in the family for generations? By slotting a customized, glass table top over your existing wooden table, you can extend its life while keeping it as the centrepiece of your living room, kitchen or dining room.
5. You Can Get Creative With Your Table Base
When you use a glass table top, there is no limit to how creative you can get with your table’s base. With standard wooden or metal tables, the base is much less visible and so therefore much less important.
However, with a transparent glass table top, you can use literally anything — as long as it is sturdy — as your table’s base. If you plan to remove a tree in your garden, for instance, you can keep a part of it with you forever by turning its stump into an elegant and stylish table base that will be visible no matter where you are in the room.
6. Glass Table Tops Don’t Stain
One of the clearest advantages to having a glass dining-table top is the fact that food and drink spillages won’t cause staining or corrosion damage. If, for instance, your children have a bad habit of spilling their juice, you can simply wipe and polish your glass table top, and it will still retain its beauty.
7. Glass Table Tops Are Highly Customisable
Perhaps one of the best advantages of glass table tops is that you can customize them to suit your particular needs, no matter how extreme those needs might seem. And if a lack of space means that your glass table top needs a custom shape, for example, an experienced glass company can create a custom glass table-top design that best suits your individual needs.
If you need help with a glass table design or replacement, contact us at South Melbourne Glass.