When it comes to making your house a home, there’s nothing quite like adding your own personal touch and the great thing about interior design is that really – anything goes. As one of our most popular products, bespoke glass table tops have become our bread and butter – and today we want to answer your burning questions!
Trends have a habit of coming and going, but one thing that certainly has evolved for the good over the years is the versatility of interior design. As such, bespoke furniture has become a must-have in many homes, offering homeowners the chance to get creative and be unique.
Whilst there are endless ways of creating unique pieces of furniture, at EGW – we love nothing more than creating bespoke glass fixtures to suit the vision of each individual client we have.
Our state-of-the-art machinery means that we can offer you a range of bespoke glass pieces, including everything from shower screens to kitchen splashbacks. Although our applications are varied, by far one of our most popular product requests is for bespoke glass table tops, and as such we receive lots of questions from customers about how we can make glass tables that will be ideal for their home.
There are tonnes of benefits to having a bespoke glass table top so today, we want to answer your most frequently asked questions all in one place.
How to choose the right glass table top?
Choosing the perfect table to compliment your space is no easy feat – so when you throw bespoke options into the mix it can feel like an impossible task. However, there are certain things you can consider when it comes to choosing the perfect glass table top for you, which should help guide you in the decision-making process.
Factors such as what the table will be used for, and where in your home it will be located, should have a direct influence over the type of glass table top you go for. A family with young children or boisterous pets may want to consider a toughened glass finish. Whilst those looking to use the table as a decorative focal point, which won’t see much use, may decide to go for a more decorative approach such as crackle glass or frosted glass.
The options are pretty limitless with bespoke glass table tops, and you can go as simple or as decorative as you like – but having your visions at the back of your mind before committing will help you choose the best shape and size for your requirements.
What is the best thickness for a glass table top?
The ideal thickness of your glass table top will vary, again depending on how you intend to use it. As standard, annealed glass which is being used as a protective layer on an existing table top should only need to be between 4mm and 6mm in thickness.
However, if you are opting for toughened glass, or glass which is going to serve as the actual table itself – rather than just as a protective layer – our collection of toughened glass table tops range anywhere from 4mm – 19mm.
It is important to remember that different types of glass will vary in appearance. Thicker glass will look more substantial in a space, and the type of glass you use will determine the final finish. Our clear and low-iron glass table tops offer a crystal-clear aesthetic, without that green tinge associated with many panes of glass.
Are glass table tops tempered?
If you wish to add an extra element of security to your interiors, then yes you can temper glass table tops. There are a number of benefits to doing so, as not only will tempered glass be extremely tough to break – making it ideal for a busy household – but it will also shatter into small pebble-like pieces if it is broken, which are considerably less dangerous than regular shards of glass.
Can glass table tops be cut?
At EGW, we take care of every element of your bespoke glass table top design. This means that from helping you pick the best material, to design and finish – we’re on hand to help.
Once you have decided on a material and width, we will then be able to cut your glass to size. This means that whether you require a large centrepiece glass table top, or an unusual shape to fit into a small or awkward space, we can do it.
It is important to note, once a piece of glass has been tempered, it cannot then be cut. So, it is important to decide on a final design before the tempering process takes place to avoid disappointment.
How do you protect a glass table top?
Glass furniture is surprisingly practical and versatile, as well as being great to look at – but it is important to take proper care of your glass table tops so that they last for many years to come.
Don’t worry – we’re not suggesting you keep your glass table covered up or leave it unused to avoid damage. There are in fact some simple things you can do to help keep your table top safe and looking as good as new, regardless of how often you use it!
Avoid using any cleaning products which contain ammonia or acid, and don’t use abrasive materials to clean the surface. We suggest using a soft cleaning rag, which is gentle on the surface, rather than paper towels which although effective, will often leave behind a residue that can be difficult to fully remove.
Do you want a bespoke glass table top? Get in touch with us today!
We are dedicated to providing the best quality glass products, which is why we have invested in our technology, having two toughening plants and industry-leading equipment to get the job done. So, no matter where you are, we can help make your visions a reality, and we even export outside of the UK too – so why not contact us to see how we can help?