Note: Due to the increase in charges associated with crating and shipping glass tops, we have decided to discontinued offering glass tops without table bases. We suggest that you save on this additional expense by purchasing your glass locally. Following are some guidelines on selecting your glass.
What Glass Thickness Do I Need?
1/4" - glass is tempered and used for windows, doors and to protect surfaces such as wood, fabric, etc. to add luster and protect the other surface from scratches and spills.
3/8" - is used for shelving and inexpensive and smaller table tops.
1/2" - is the most popular thickness and used for high end shelving and table tops for most sizes. It is well priced and very attractive.
3/4" - is the thickest recommended glass and also the heaviest and most expensive. It is for high end table tops and mostly used in higher priced homes and also conference tables.
Do I Need Tempered Glass? Thicker glass for furniture is not tempered in most cases because when tempered glass chips, everything on top of the glass will also break. If non-tempered is chipped, it will not guillotine and everything on top will be ok. Tempered is used when there is any chance it might be sat on, walked in to such as a door or window, to protect other surfaces and for auto glass. It is 10 times stronger than no-tempered glass and also more expensive. It is also referred to as safety glass and breaks in to very small pieces when broken instead of large dangerous fragments. Most tempered is 1/4" thick.
How do I determine what size I need? See our helpful chart to determine what size to use.
Why does clear glass have a greenish tint? All of the glass products have a greenish tint that the glass industry refers to as Coke Bottle Green. The color comes from the minerals in the manufacturing of glass and adds strength. The color will be darker on thicker glass and larger glass tops. This color is standard to the industry and used by most glass companies, furniture companies, etc.
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