When shopping around for a piece of glass to go on top of your furniture to protect it, picking the right glass is essential. Knowing what type of glass is going to be the best option for your table will depend upon how the table is used and where in your home the table is located.
Annealed vs Tempered Glass
The most common options available for a glass table top, include tempered glass and annealed glass. The most significant difference between these two types of glass is the strength and durability of the glass and how the table’s surface is used.
How Thick Should a Glass Table Top Be?
Now that you know the difference between tempered glass and annealed glass, you have a better understanding of what glass type is best to fit your needs. As a general rule, if the glass will be sitting on a solid base, you can get away with 1/4-inch annealed glass. Otherwise, you’ll want to go at least 1/2 -inch thick and/or tempered glass to get the strength that you’ll need.
Not sure what thickness is right for your tabletop, contact Gordon’s Glass today and talk to one of our experienced technicians to learn what glass type and thickness will work for your piece of furniture.