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A Glass Table Top Will Add Years To The Life Of Your Wood Furniture

Christine O'Kelly
Aug 16, 2008
Wood furniture can add a warm, natural touch to any home. Wood furniture pieces are a significant investment with many strong high-quality woods offered. A glass table top has long been a viable method of making wood furniture last longer. However, many people associate glass furniture tops as thick obtrusive objects that detract from the look of the furniture.

Thankfully, glass manufacturing technologies have rapidly advanced over the past couple of decades. Using compression techniques, a thinner piece of glass is now just as durable as an inch-thick piece was 10 years ago. Nowadays, glass shelving and tops are unobtrusive and near invisible.

With a new modern design, glass furniture tops are suitable to use on all types of wooden furniture. Dining tables are protected from cutlery and crockery, staples and computers don't scratch desks, and even antiques can be made to last for another hundred years.

Protection From Wear And Tear

Protection is by far the main benefit of a glass furniture top and other glass top furniture solutions. Wood is a natural material that in essence is easily scratched and dented. In the modern home, there are many manmade materials that have a synthetically durable construction. When these manmade items come into contact with wood, they will damage the surface of the wood.

Glass is a robust material that withstands scratches far better than wood will. Placing a glass table top onto a table will mean that even the smallest staple or paperclip doesn't leave a mark. This means that you will save on the total replacement cost, or resurfacing cost of the table.

Glass Tops For All Wood Furniture

Tables normally are the most prone to being damaged out of all wood furniture. However, glass tops can be useful additions to any piece of wood furniture in the home or office. A sideboard frequently used as to serve tea, coffee or meals can be protected with a custom made top. Similarly, dressers, reception desks, and boardroom tables can all be made to last for years to come with the addition of a glass top.

Antique tables can also be protected by a glass table top. As their value increases with age, preservation is vital for antiques. Most glass top companies will have ready made or will custom make a glass table top for an antique table on request. These glass tops should also be tailored to the particular style of the table; with some table top manufacturers creating a specific antique frosted finish.

A Glass Table Top -- Added Benefits

Not only do glass table tops protect furniture to extend their life, they also have the added benefits of being more hygienic and enhancing the wood's natural finesse. Wood tables, especially wooden tables used by children can be quite hard to clean. As wood is a naturally absorbing material, wood tables can be unhygienic. Glass table tops on the other hand do not absorb germs or moisture and can be subjected to harsher chemicals to kill the bugs.

An additional benefit is that glass tops visually enhance the color and texture of the wood grain. This eye-pleasing effect can make a plain wood varnished table look much more high-end than in reality.
About the Author
Christine O'Kelly is an author for American Glass Top, a provider of products to modernize and protect wood furniture. Via their website, American Glass Top offers high quality glass shelving and glass table top products.
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