Glass Top Coffee Table: Pros and Cons
A glass top coffee table is an elegant design piece perfect for your living room. Below are the pros and cons of glass top coffee table.
A glass top coffee table enhances the living space due to the transparent nature of the glass. It is ideal for small spaces, as glass produce a spatial illusion, making a small living room larger than it actually is. Glass top coffee tables are easy to clean using only a wash cloth and glass cleaner.
Recent development in the glass industry yielded a new type of glass which is stronger and safer than normal glass: tempered glass. Using tempered glass for your coffee table top is ideal since tempered glass is more durable than normal glass. Even more, when tempered glass breaks, it breaks apart into tiny, round-shaped pieces without sharp edges.
The one disadvantage of having a glass top coffee table is that it tends to break easily compared to metal or wood coffee table tops. This is especially true if you are using normal glass instead of tempered glass as your coffee table top. If you have kids, having a glass top coffee table increases the chance of accidents and injury to your children. When a normal glass top breaks, it turns into hundreds of pieces of smaller glass with sharp edges and can easily injure a child and even an adult. However, this lone disadvantage can easily be remedied by using tempered glass for your coffee table top. Glass top coffee tables are also vulnerable to water staining.