If you have a dining room table or a coffee table that has a glass top, the glass is probably tempered glass. This means that it's stronger, more durable and less likely to break than regular glass, but that doesn't mean that it can't be broken. Plus, you also have to worry about it being scratched and otherwise damaged if you aren't careful. If you are worried about potentially damaging your glass table top and want to keep it in good shape, consider these tips for preserving it.
1. Add a Protective Film
If you check out your local furniture store, you should be able to find a protective film that is designed to be attached to your glass table top. This type of film is see-through, and most people probably won't be able to tell that it's there. However, it will protect your glass table top from being scratched and damaged. Plus, if the protective film gets stained, scratched or damaged, you can pull it off and replace it.
2. Don't Put Items Down on the Glass
Even if you do have a protective film in place, it's still not a good idea to put things down directly on the glass surface. Instead, you should consider using coasters, table runners or table cloths. Then, you will provide a little bit of cushion in case you put things down too hard, so you won't have to worry about accidentally breaking the table by applying too much force. Plus, this will provide additional protection against scratches, and it can add a touch of decor to your table as well.
3. Keep it Clean
If dirt and other debris accumulates on your glass table top, it can cause scratches. For example, if a piece of dirt or sand gets dragged across your table, it could leave a scratch in its wake. This is why it's important to clean your table of debris on a regular basis. Use a soft cloth to dust your table first; then, use a window cleaner and paper towels or old newspapers to clean it off. You can also combine a mixture of half white vinegar and half water in a spray bottle instead of using window cleaner. Just remember that your jewelry can scratch your table when you are cleaning, so be careful.
Taking good care of your tempered glass table top is easy. Follow these tips, and you can keep your table looking great. For more information, contact a company like D Pollack Glass & Mirror Inc.