Glass Dining Table

Decorators and homeowners have endless choices when it comes to dining room tables. A classic and timeless choice is a glass dining table. Many glass dining room table options are available on eBay. 

How thick should glass be in a dining table top? 

When considering a glass dining table, it's important to consider the thickness of the material. Proper thickness for general use and choosing tempered glass helps prevent the material from breaking during regular use. Tempered glass also helps to reduce the risk of injury if the table were to break. It a glass tabletop is going to be supported by wood or metal, the thickness should be at least 1/4 inch. If the glass table top won't be supported by any other material, it should be at least 3/8-inch thick. 

How do you measure glass for a dining room table? 

Whether you're replacing an existing table with glass or want to make sure your new glass dining table will fit in an existing space, it's important to take the right measurements. For tables using both glass and metal or wood, it's vital to measure each material. To properly measure a glass dining room table, you need to follow the following instructions:  

  • Find the centre of the glass tabletop.
  • Measure vertically from one edge of the glass to the other edge.
  • Wrap the measuring tape just under the edge of the tabletop.

What effects does a glass dining table have on home decor? 

A glass dining room table is extremely versatile and can be used in many different types of decor. Whether the look of the home is contemporary, shabby chic, or even vintage, a glass table can easily be incorporated into the decor. One of the reasons many decorators and homeowners opt to use a glass table is because it provides the following effects on home decor.  

  • Creates an open feeling in the space.
  • Allows a unique rug under the table to stand out.
  • Resistant to moisture and heat and allows you to put glasses on the table without coasters.
  • Tempered glass helps to prevent injury.
  • Easy to clean.

Is clear glass the only option for a glass table? 

No, clear glass is not the only option for a dining room table. Glass can be tinted or frosted to add style and charm to any room. Dining room table glass can also be coated and have etches drawn into the coating. Etchings can be customized, floral, or geometric. Commonly used glass tints include:  

  • Smoky
  • Satin etched
  • White