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Switching to a glass table top is a smart choice if you want to accomplish any of the following: 1) make a small space feel bigger 2) add style and formality to any room 3) protect your table from damage 4) save the environment and your wallet. Even if you don’t think a glass table would work with the style of your home, putting a piece of glass over your existing table is a great idea for protecting it from messes, crumbs, water stains, and more. Custom glass table tops can fit any table size and be cut on a sharp angle or made into a curved glass top to be exactly what you need. If you’re worried about keeping your glass piece from slipping and sliding around, small rubber bumpers can be easily applied and later removed to give you more peace of mind. Now that you’ve protected your furniture with a piece of tempered glass cut to size, you’ll need to learn how to take care of the glass properly.
The main things you need to protect your glass table tops from are lint and scratches. The tempering process makes glass extra strong, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking under the weight or everyday items. However, like all furniture, it can collect dust and lint, and like all glass, you can scratch it if you are not careful. Especially when wiping glass down, paper towels can leave behind unsightly remains that are hard and frustrating to remove. To easily clean your glass table top, try mixing white vinegar and water, apply it directly to the table top and wipe it off with a piece of newspaper. If you’d rather buy something from the store, the safest products to use are light aerosol foam cleaners. Just one spray and wipe will leave your glass looking brand new. Try to prevent scratching your glass by keeping things off of it and placing dinner mats under dishes. However, if you can’t prevent scratching, you can remove scratches with the following process.
First, remember to clean and wipe your glass using the procedures mentioned above before and after trying any of the following. Apply a dab of toothpaste to the scratch and spread it around the glass surface with a damp washcloth. You can also try applying jeweler’s rouge to smooth the scratched surface, found anywhere that jewelry is sold. Another easy solution is to fill scratches with clear nail polish, allow it to dry overnight, and clean it in the morning. For more tips and details on how to repair scratches and keep your glass furniture pieces lasting longer, visit www.modernmom.com.
Tempered glass is about four times stronger than regular, annealed glass. Because of the particular process that tempered glass goes through, it has a smoother edge and a stronger surface. When tempering, the glass is checked for imperfections, heated up, and then quickly cooled. The contracting of the glass during the change in temperature is what makes this glass almost impossible to shatter. If tempered glass does break, it breaks into pieces that are generally not sharp, unlike annealed glass that will shatter into a million sharp pieces. Tempered glass breaks at about 24,000 psi (pounds per square inch), which means it is strong enough to hold up just about everything and safe for your furniture, shower doors, room dividers, and more.
If you live in the Dania Beach area, you have our friendly glass professionals right in your backyard. However, even if Giant Glass & Mirror isn’t near you, we now ship nationwide, offering our custom glass and mirror work to customers all over the United States. We can provide glass table tops cut to the exact sizes you need, or create a glass table top replacement if you need it. Our team of experienced and talented designers will work with you to figure out your vision and needs, create a design that fits your style and home, and then use only the highest quality tempered glass to implement your customized glass pieces. If you live nearby, we can also install your glass for you and ensure that it is done properly the first time. Not only will you have peace of mind knowing that your glass is high quality, tempered glass, you’ll also know that it was customized and installed with exactness and care. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee puts our customers first. We aren’t finished with our job until you are happy. Contact us for a free quote today.