Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How a Glass Table Top Can Extend the Life of Your Furniture

How a Glass Table Top Can Extend the Life of Your Furniture

Many of us invest in quality pieces of furniture for our homes and offices that are intended to last a lifetime. The reality for most is that general wear and tear and scratches and dents are virtually unavoidable. But are they really?

A glass table top is a tried and tested way to protect wood furniture. It adds a tough, durable layer that doesn't overshadow the wood. Instead of furniture looking tired and shabby five years down the track, a glass table top keeps furniture looking just as fresh as the day you bought it.

A Glass Table Top From The 21st Century
There have been many advances in glass table tops and glass shelving manufacturing over the past few years. No longer does the glass look like a thick obtrusive piece of material. Glass tops and glass shelving these days are thin, clear, and streamlined. The design direction dictates that a glass is virtually invisible and serves to enhance the wood not disguise it.

With this new technology meaning that glass tops blend in with your furniture, you could expand the uses of the table top to sideboards, dressing tables, desks, coffee tables and another other wood furniture in need of protecting.

Protection From Harsher materials
The main purpose of a glass top is protection. Because wood is an organic material, it is naturally pliable and quite soft in comparison to harsher manmade materials. This means that everyday items such as bowls, plates, staplers, and paperclips, can all leave wood furniture dented and scratched.