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Custom Cut Glass Tops - Protective Glass Table Tops

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Custom Glass Table Tops

Bromley Simpsons offer glass table protectors along with toughened glass table tops in Sydney

So, what type of glass is required for glass tables?

The short answer is it depends on the application.

If you require a protective glass top, the requirements are less than a glass table with only legs or a base as support.

Here we will go over some of the common types of glass for tables and how to go about ordering glass for tables.


Why Glass?

Firstly, why is glass popular for table tops?

The appearance of glass provides a sleek and minimalist look, which is suits modern interior design. Some of the benefits are that glass is stylish, easy to clean and create an illusion of space.

Adding a durable glass cover will prevent chips, stains, and scratches. Place mats may also be a thing of the past for your dining table.


Protective Layer of Glass

A popular use of glass is to add a sheet of glass as a protective glass cover over the top of a timber or stone table. Timber can be easily scratched or marked, while some stone tops can be porous resulting in stains on expensive these items of furniture.

Adding a glass table top will give your furniture a longer life and add to the appearance. Here are some examples of protective table tops.


  • Desks

Office desks or a desks situated in a child’s room are a perfect application for a glass table. While the glass protects the desk top, pictures, calendars, notes and reminders can be slipped under the glass.


  • Coffee Tables

Coffee tables are positioned in high traffic areas. It is not unusual to see bottles, food, and coffee cups on coffee tables. The additions of a glass top can relieve the stress and worry of damaging anything under the glass.


  • Side Tables

Side tables are found in hallways, usually near the entrance to a property. They can be a dumping ground for almost anything such as keys, coins, watches and even the odd tool. Side tables are a prime candidate for a protective glass table top.


  • Dining Table

Dining tables can be expensive therefore it is important to protect them from damage. Typically dining tables aren’t just for family dinner time, the are used during functions, children’s homework, a place for the laptop and many other day to day events.

Types of Glass for Tables

In the past many glass tables were ordinary float glass but nowadays most glass tables are
toughened safety glass. Here we will cover some options.

Float Glass

Float glass is ordinary glass that can break into large sharp pieces. 6mm is the most common thickness used for protective glass covers. Traditional this glass was used for almost all glass tables.

Toughened Float Glass

This type of glass is the same as float glass. The cut process and edgework are the same. The only difference is that is goes through a toughening process, which transforms it into a Grade A Safety glass. It’s much stronger, is more scratch resistant, breaks into small safe pieces and looks identical to ordinary float glass.


Some imported glass tables are painted a solid colour. At Bromley Simpson we do not paint glass, therefore the options are clear, grey tint, bronze tint and a special type of glass that has less green than ordinary clear glass.


6mm glass is by far the most popular thickness followed by 10mm and 12mm. The thicker types of glass are required where legs or a base are the only support for the glass. Other thicknesses are available on request but these three are the most cost effective.


Squares, rectangles and simple shapes with radius or rounded corners are most common. Circles are also popular with current interior designs. All of these shapes are possible in glass.


Now you know all about glass tables, what is next?

How do I order a table top?

It’s simple!

Call our office with your sizes to obtain an over the phone quotation. We will ask a series of simple questions, give you some advice and provide an estimate.

Once you decide to go ahead, we can visit your premises, take the measurements and a template if required.

It is that simple!