Glass Coffee Table
A glass coffee table is one of the most flexible types of coffee tables that you can buy. They will match almost any decor, as their designs are often neutral. You can purchase a glass coffee table that is made with hard or soft woods, wrought iron or steel. There are even some types of coffee tables with glass surfaces made of stone and other unusual materials.
When you purchase a glass coffee table, there are a few things that you will need to keep in mind. First, you will need to figure out how sturdy the coffee table needs to be. As a general rule, the thicker and stronger the glass used for the glass coffee table, the more it will cost. You can buy an inexpensive glass coffee table, but you will have to be extremely careful with it, as it will run risk of shattering or cracking. The thicker, more durable glass tables will cost significantly more, but are safe around children, as they will take a great deal of abuse before cracking. These types of tables are highly unlikely to shatter. If they do break, they are often made from shatter-proof glass, which explodes into little balls of harmless material that will not cut. If a glass coffee table of this nature does break, you can simply sweep up the small pieces and vacuum up the rest.
The shape of your new glass coffee table can sometimes impact how much it will cost. Rectangular tables tend to be the most common, as they are a standard shape, with square tables second common. A round or oval glass coffee table may be more expensive because of the shape of the glass. Any non-standard shape will cost extra and usually require custom work to have made.
When you are picking your glass coffee table, you will want to consider the different materials the legs and supports are made of. Wrought iron and steel are commonly used with glass to give the table either a rustic or modern look. Wood is most commonly used with a glass coffee table that is designed to fit almost any decor. You can make a wood table fit any decor by simply selecting a different tone of wood. For example, a pale pine wood tends to fit modern decor extremely well, while a darker cherry will work with almost any style of decor.
A glass coffee table will require frequent cleaning, as fingerprints and dirt show on glass more easily than standard wood surfaces.