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ghba remodelers council Custom glass table covers provide protection

December 2, 2018 GMT

Custom glass tabletops are ideal for home or business. From the boardroom to dining room, you can protect a table with glass while showing off the beauty of the wood table.

Glass table covers are an affordable and easy way to protect valuable furniture.

With a protective glass table cover, the wood, marble or metal table’s surface is safe from spills, stains, dings and scratches.

Unprotected wood requires more care and cleaning. Even though tablecloths may be an attractive option, they hide the beauty of the wood. One of the best solutions for protecting a wood tabletop is to cover it with annealed or tempered glass.


Tempered glass is most often used for shelves, shower doors, entry doors and tabletops.

Tempered glass is considered safer as it breaks into many small pieces when broken and usually never cracks. It’s durable, easy to clean and see-through, so you can enjoy the beauty of the table.

There are many types of furniture you can protect with glass; dining room tables, desks, counter tops, patio furniture, end tables, dressers and bar tops.

For example, if you currently own a patio table and the glass has wear and tear, a professional glass company can custom cut a replacement table to bring it back to life.

You can fully customize your tabletop with respect to glass thickness, type of glass (including gray, bronze and frosted), edge types and corners.

There are several options for edges, including seamed, flat polish, pencil and beveled. For square and rectangle glass tops, corner finishes must be selected otherwise the table edges will be sharp. Selections include eased, radius clipped and polished. Your choice will depend upon the look you want to achieve.

Glass tabletops can be used in other ways; as a glass table topper on a pedestal, or as a glass insert that fits in a frame. Should you have a glass tabletop on a support pedestal, don’t forget to get bumpers for safety when the little ones come to visit.

Contact a professional glass company that has the knowledge and experience to help you choose the best glass for your home or business improvement projects.

This article was provided by a member of the Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association. The Remodelers Council is dedicated to promoting professionalism and public awareness of the remodeling profession through education, certification and service to the Houston community. For more information on this article, contact Lorraine Hart at lorraine@idealconsulting.net. To join the council or to find a professional remodeler in your area, visit www.ghba.org.