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How to Take Care of Your Glass Table Top

Monday, July 15th, 2019

How to Take Care of Your Glass Table TopSwitching 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.


Protect Glass


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.

Protect your glass properly


Remove scratches


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


How Safe is Tempered Glass?


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.


Glass Table Tops Near Me


Glass Table Tops Near Me

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.

Decorate With Glass in Any Area of Your Home

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

 Glass TableNothing adds style and sophistication to your home like decorating with glass furniture. Glass is beautiful, easy to care for, and durable. If you are considering upgrading the end tables and coffee table in your living room, the dated table in your entryway, or even your dining room table, start at Giant Glass & Mirror. Our professionals will help you design the perfect glass topped table for any space in your home!


Glass tables are customizable and versatile in any space you choose, making them a perfect choice when you decide to redecorate! However, there are a few design tips you can follow when selecting a glass piece or pieces for your home. Read on to learn more about how designers use glass differently around the country, how to pick a glass table for your home, and why glass is an excellent option for any homeowner.


Regional Use of Glass in Home Decorating


Home décor style has always been somewhat regional. Most are familiar with the soft colors and geometrical shapes of the South West, the East Coast is known for marine flair, while the Mid-West loves farmhouse chic.

When it comes to glass, decorators in the South West use glass to keep things “cool,” while East Coasters use it in a nautical way, and Mid Westerners love protecting family heirlooms with a great piece of glass. All of these are perfect reasons to use glass and demonstrate its versatility.  Glass tables can work in any region of the country, and any area of your home as well!


While it is okay to follow style trends and regional tastes, it is important to avoid falling into the trap of “cliché decorating”! Unfortunately, this is all too common in Florida. “Cliché Florida” style is characterized by taking all of the things that are popular in Florida like the beach, the ocean, the tropical plants, and smashing them all together all over your home.


Check out this article over at Florida Design for examples on using all the elements you enjoy to tastefully achieve a glamorous look and avoid decorating your home like a rental house for snowbirds.


Choosing the Perfect Glass Table


Choosing the right glass table is all about knowing your options! Again, glass is versatile. There are many Glass Table Topdifferent types of glass table tops available. When you work with our professional team at Giant Glass & Mirror, you have options for strength and thickness as well as color, edges, shape, and size.

  • Standard glass is a good choice if you are using it protect a solid piece
  • Tempered glass is best for free-standing tables
  • Thicknesses range between 1/8″ and ¾.”
  • Available tinted colors include: clear, frosted, blue, gray, green, and bronze
  • Choose from seamed, beveled or flat and polished edges
  • Shape and size are limited only by your imagination


If you are frustrated by the quality and look of tables you are finding in the stores, consider talking to one of our glass specialists and design your own! Nothing can personalize a space in your home the way a custom made piece of furniture can.


Why Choose a Glass Topped Table?


Many factors make glass an excellent choice for any room in your home. The beauty of decorating with glass is that it looks good everywhere! Glass is a classic design element that is timeless and never goes out of style. Additionally, glass holds its original beauty and won’t fade or discolor over time, and few other materials are as customizable as glass. You can use glass in any room of your home, regardless of the current décor you already have. Seamlessly blend a glass table into your already well-appointed dining room or add a glass-topped coffee table that flows right alongside your existing style.  If you are still unsure about the right coffee table for your space, take a look at these ten tips for finding the perfect one from HGTV.


Freestanding glass tables are a good option for homeowners that like a sleek and glamorous look. Glass provides a contemporary feel when placed on a brass base or keep with the tropical theme and pick a glass table with a rattan base. If you are concerned about glass being too ‘cold,’ consider placing a large, cozy rug underneath to warm the space up. Decorating is all about balance, and balancing color, texture, and materials is easier when you decorate with glass!


Here at Giant Glass & Mirror, we are a full-service glass company which means that we design, fabricate, and install all of the products that we sell. We are a family company that has been serving Dania Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and all of South Florida for over 20 years. We back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and pride ourselves on our timely and professional service. We offer FREE QUOTES so reach out to us today and see what we can create for you!

Reasons to Choose a Glass Table Top

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

If you are in the market for a new table, we’ve got several reasons for you to choose a glass table top. Selecting a new coffee table, end table, kitchen table, or even the all-important dining room table can be a difficult task, but the professionals at Giant Glass & Mirror are here to help. Let’s explore some reasons why you should choose a glass table top:

  • Glass table tops are practically maintenance free-keep them clean, the end.
  • They catch light from fixtures and windows
  • They are versatile-glass matches EVERYTHING!
  • A glass top can give new life to an antique piece and protect it for years to come
  • Glass can make a so-so DIY project a WOW DIY masterpiece
  • You can showcase the unique table base or legs you found at the flea market instead of hiding them underneath the wood
  • Turn an ordinary coffee table into a creative display case
  • Create the illusion of more space in a small area with a glass top table


Things to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Custom Glass Table Top


CUSTOM GLASS TABLE TOPShopping for a table is stressful. Tables can be expensive, and you want to get it right the first time because you will likely have it for many years. Designers from Lushome have some sound advice on how to avoid making mistakes when following modern interior design trends. Save the trendy colors for placemats and pillows. Follow classic design advice when it comes to choosing tables for your home.

What we need to know:

  • The room the table is for
  • The dimensions of the space
  • Your desired dimensions for the piece
  • Ideas for the base/legs
  • What you need to know:
  • Our products are customizable
  • You can choose from clear, frosted, bronze, gray, blue or green glass
  • Our tables come in 1/8″ thickness inlay to ¾” freestanding tops
  • Our edge choices include standard seam, beveled, flat polishes, and ogee edge which is a polished, round edge with a decorative flair 
  • We can cut your table into a classic shape like a square, rectangle, round or oval 
  • We can cut your table into a unique shape like kidney, hexagon or almost any curved or straight shape you would like 
  • We make all our glass table tops with tempered glass

When you work with a glass specialist at Giant Glass & Mirror, you will get a piece that is entirely custom made to your needs. Shopping with us is more of a creative experience rather than a simple shopping trip. You don’t need to depend on someone else to come up with the perfect table when you can design it yourself and have it custom made at a local company here in Southern Florida.


Why Choose Tempered Glass for your Table Top


Tempered glass is a type of glass that has been strengthened through either a chemical or thermal treatment. The treatment “tempers” the glass by putting the outer surface under compression while putting the interior under tension. When broken, this process causes the glass to crumble into small pieces which are less likely to cause injury compared to dangerously large shards of glass that result from broken plate glass.


Additionally, tempered glass is more heat and scratch resistant than annealed glass, making it the safest choice for a table. Tempered glass is used in many applications from car windows to frameless shower doors and has made vehicles and homes much safer over the years.


You should choose tempered glass for most projects in your home. Any table that gets a lot of use will suffer from general wear and tear. Tempered glass holds up well under household use. If you are using glass to cover a solid table for protection or preservation, you don’t necessarily need to use tempered glass because the wood will support the glass and provide strength. However, tempered glass offers extra protection if something is dropped onto the surface.


Replacement Glass Table Tops are Available Near You


REPLACEMENT GLASS TABLE TOPS ARE AVAILABLE NEAR YOUEven durable tempered glass can break. Accidents happen all the time. When disaster strikes in your dining room, Giant Glass & Mirror can help. Our glass specialists can custom make a replacement glass top for your rectangle, round, or unique shaped table. Whether your kids knocked over an end table or a heavy pot slipped out of your grip and shattered your kitchen table, we have the knowledge and skills to replace your glass product.


Giant Glass & Mirror has served residents and businesses near Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and surrounding areas for over 20 years. We are a full-service glass company. That means we design, fabricate, and install all our glass products. We also back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The job isn’t done until you are completely satisfied. Contact one of our glass professionals to get a FREE quote for your next project!