Glass can shield wood surfaces from spills, condensation, scratches, and dings. It provides a sheer covering to ensure that your pieces maintain their natural beauty and luster for many years to come. For a contemporary look we can also custom cut glass that will serve as a table top in its own right. Having a transparent table can make small spaces feel more open. Furthermore, this offers a modern look by providing a clear, functional piece for daily use or decoration.
Whether you choose to protect your existing furniture or create a brand new table out of glass, ABC Glass and Mirror offers the quality, options, and service you need to achieve the desired look. Your glass table or protective covering can be customized with regard to edgework, thickness, glass type, and glass color. Call us today at 703-257-7150 to schedule a free in-home meeting with one of our glaziers. This no-obligation consultation provides the perfect opportunity to view glass samples and get information tailored to your particular project.
Many homeowners in the greater Northern Virginia region are making glass their material of choice for table tops, and here are some of the reasons why:
- Prevent scratches and nicks in heavily used areas.
- Revitalize your older furniture with a shiny glass top.
- Enjoy and use your furniture without the fear of ruining it.
- Easy to maintain.
- Easy to clean.
In fact, these appealing features make glass a great material to use for preserving any item in your home that has a flat horizontal surface.
ABC Glass and Mirror provides custom-fitted glass table tops for any home or office setting, and we can come to your site and measure for the glass and then return to install it once it’s been cut to your specifications. Another option we offer is you calling in the measurements and then coming into the shop to pick-up the table top when it’s finished. This option can save a considerable amount of money. Whether you choose an in-home format or an over the phone method you will receive an informative consultation on edgework, color, thickness and, most importantly, safety issues related to glass tops.
While a polished edge is most popular for a glass table top, we have a range of options from which to choose:
- Polished Edge
- Pencil Edge
- Beveled Edge – all beveled edges 3/8″ – 2” depending upon the thickness of the glass
- Other edge styles are available upon request.
Most glass table tops are made from 1/4″ clear glass, but there are many thicknesses available:
- 3/8” (2nd Most Popular)
Also, there are many colors and types of glass to consider:
- Clear Glass
- Low-Iron Glass
- Acid-Etched (“Frosted”) Glass
- Bronze Glass
- Gray Glass
- Back-Painted Glass
- Custom Sand-Blasted Glass
- Pattern Glass
ABC Glass and Mirror will customize your glass table tops by having our professional craftsmen cut and then bevel or polish your glass. Our diverse assortment of options makes it easy for you to design the perfect table top for your specific décor situation.
In addition to aesthetic considerations, safety must also be taken into account when choosing your table glass. Frequently glass table tops are used to protect furniture in high traffic areas, and some of the more commonly protected pieces of furniture are coffee tables, office desks, dining room tables, or meeting room tables. In most cases 1/4″ annealed glass is used over these wood surfaces; tempered glass is optional but not always recommended. If, however, a glass top is desired for a pedestal table where there is not a solid surface for the glass to rest on then tempered glass is recommended.
Learn more about glass table tops and get answers to all your questions by calling the ABC shop at 703-257-7150!