Anyone with a glass tabletop knows the agony of watching someone place a mug down directly on the pristine surface. It’s like a slow-motion nightmare as you grit your teeth and kindly dismiss the issue while inwardly cringing.
What can you do to avoid such moments in the future? Here are our top tips for safeguarding your glass tabletop:
1. Consider the Placement
Deciding where to place the table can make a difference in its vulnerability to damage. Positioning it in the middle of the room may expose it to higher risk, whereas a more secluded spot may keep it safer. Additionally, avoid placing it under shelves or hanging objects, as a fall could spell disaster.
2. Clean Regularly and Properly
Procrastination in cleaning can be detrimental to a glass tabletop. Stains become more stubborn over time, increasing the chances of permanent marks. Clean your table regularly with glass cleaner or soapy water, using only a microfiber cloth or soft sponge. Avoid abrasive materials that can cause scratches.
3. Use Coasters and Mats
Prevent mug and cup stains by using coasters and mats. Not only do these protect the tabletop, but they can also add aesthetic appeal if they complement the surrounding décor.
4. Monitor Pets and Children
Pets and children are often oblivious to the value of a spotless glass tabletop. Cats may scratch away at the surface, and children may not exercise caution. Wherever possible, keep pets and little ones at a safe distance from the table.
5. Invest in a Tabletop Protector
For added peace of mind, consider purchasing a tabletop protector. This additional glass layer safeguards the main table. Opting for contrasting colours can add a fun element to the room’s aesthetic.
6. Refrain from Working or Writing Directly on the Glass
While the dining table often doubles as a workspace, treat it with care. Avoid writing on paper or notepads directly on the glass to prevent marks or scratches. This is essential even when you’re in a hurry.
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