Are you looking for a stylish and modern way to add a touch of elegance to your home? If so, you’ll be impressed by the glass tabletop trend. This popular design features sleek and luxurious tables that are perfect for any room in your house. Plus, glass tables are easy to clean and can be matched with any other home furniture style. Curious to know more about this stylish design? Read on to learn all you need to know!

What are Glass Tabletops?

Glass tabletops are popular for businesses that want to create a modern and sleek look. They are also ideal for restaurants, cafés, bars, and other places where guests might drink or eat. Unlike traditional tables and chairs, glass tabletops can be easily cleaned thanks to their smooth surface. They typically come in multiple colors and styles to suit any décor. If you’re interested in installing glass tabletops in your business, here are some tips: 

  • Choose the right type of glass tabletop for the environment you’re working with. For example, if you plan on using bright colors at your café, use tempered glass instead of regular tableware because it will hold up better against sunlight and neon lights. 
  • Consider how often the table will need to be used (and cleaned). If it’s going to stay mostly dry or cleanable by staff members only occasionally, choose a desktop made from clear or transparent materials so users can see what they’re putting down while eating or drinking without having distractions behind them. On the other hand, if more tabletop is likely to be touched by dirty hands regularly, consider a desktop made from darker materials like wood grain which will hide dirt and fingerprints more effectively. (*Note: Always consult an expert before making major changes/purchases!)

Which Glass is Best for Table Tops?

Tempered glass is a type of safety glass treated with an additive to make it more challenging and less likely to break. It is usually thinner than regular glass, which makes it easier to work with and more shatter-resistant. 

Tempered glass can be used for a variety of things, such as desktop computer screens and table tops. It’s also popular among homeowners who want to protect their windows from breaking in the event of a storm or hurricane.

There are pros and cons associated with using tempered glass on tables top: 


  • Tempered glasses are stronger than regular glasses, making them less likely to break in the event of a fall or crash.
  • They look better than regular glasses because they are harder and have a smoother finish. This makes them resistant to scratches and fingerprints, which gives them an appearance that is more elegant or sophisticated than ordinary glasses. 


 Although tempered glasses are less prone to breaking, they still require care if you plan on using them frequently; if they get damaged somehow, they could become quite expensive to replace (particularly if you need multiple sets). Additionally, tempers may not always hold up well under extreme conditions (such as intense sunlight), so be sure your chosen piece of tempered glass can handle harsh environments before making your purchase decision.

Are Glass Tabletops Good?

Glass table tops are often touted as good for the environment and furniture. Many people believe that glass tabletops can prolong your wood furniture’s life.

One reason glass is such a good option for tabletop tops is that it doesn’t decay or rot like wood does over time. This means you will only have to occasionally replace your wooden table top if you opt for a glass one. Additionally, since glass isn’t affected by moisture or oil, it will stay shiny and look new even after years of use.

Furthermore, since most glasses are made from recycled materials, they contribute to eco-friendly practices in addition to helping preserve your furniture. So, if you’re worried about the impact of conventional furniture on the planet or want something beautiful and sustainable to add to your home, a glass tabletop might be a great choice!

How Thick Should a Tabletop Glass be?

When choosing the right glass thickness for your tabletop, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. However, a ¼ inch thickness is generally ideal for tabletops and glass protective covers for coffee and patio tables. While the ½-inch thick glass feels sturdier, you can also feel safe with the ¼-inch thickness.

How Do You Support a Glass Tabletop?

There are a few ways to support a glass table top. One option is to use Velcro tape, a rubber bumper, or a table base adapter. These attachments securely fasten the glass top to the tabletop and prevent it from moving. They’re also easy to remove if needed. 

Another option is to secure the glass with magnets. This system attaches magnets on either side of the glass and uses metal brackets attached beneath the tabletop to hold them. The downside of this approach is that it can be difficult to move the table around, and you may have difficulty cleaning underneath it due to dust accumulating easily on magnet surfaces.

Why Do Glass Tables Suddenly Shatter?

There are two main reasons why glass tables suddenly shatter: nickel sulfide inclusions or thermal shock.

Nickel sulfide inclusions (NiS) form when small amounts of nickel metal join with silica from the glass. When these atoms get close to each other, they create a strong electromagnetic force that can cause tiny cracks in the glass. These cracks eventually grow large enough to allow pieces of the table to break off and fall onto the floor.

High temperatures also cause thermal stress. When your table gets too hot, the molecules start moving faster than they should be able to, which causes them to collide harder and shatter more easily.

How do you Keep a Glass Tabletop from Breaking?

Avoiding broken glass when setting the table for dinner can be difficult. One solution is to put a trivet under hot pots, pans, and serving dishes so that they don’t sit directly on the table surface. This will help ensure that the table stays evenly cooled and prevents cracks from developing.

How Much Does it Cost to Have a Glass Tabletop made?

A glass tabletop is a perfect accessory if you want to add a little personality or class to your home. But what exactly does it cost to have one made? Generally, it costs between $5-$6 per square foot, which means that it will typically cost anywhere from $100-200 to have one custom-made for your space.

Several factors can impact the price (including size and shape), so be sure to chat with your local glass tabletop manufacturer about these details specific to your project before making a decision. Once you know how much it will cost and what material(s) are required, you can start planning which design would work best for your room!

Tips for Choosing the Right Glass Tabletops:

When choosing the perfect glass tabletops for your business, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that the tabletop is durable enough to handle daily wear and tear. Second, consider what type of surface will best suit your printing needs. Third, think about how easy it will be to clean the tabletop. Last but not least, take into account price and availability when making your purchase. 

Here are some tips on how to choose the right glass tabletop:

  • Choose a tabletop that is strong and durable enough for daily use. Tabletops with a hard finish or laminate are usually more resistant to scratches and other damage than softer surfaces.
  • Consider what type of surface you’ll need your prints on – paper or plastic? If you plan on using vinyl or other graphics often, go for a tabletop made from plastic instead of paper because it’s easier and less expensive to keep clean!
  • To easily clean the tabletop, choose one that has a smooth finish. Non-smooth tables can require special cleaning techniques that may only sometimes work well.
  • Be aware of cost & availability when selecting an iPadop – often cheaper options exist if you shop online.

Now that you know everything there is to know about glass tabletops, it’s time for you to make a choice. These products not only look beautiful but also add value to your home décor and offer durability.

We at Scottsdale Commercial Glass Company are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery that ensures the best quality surface for the glass tabletops we supply. We can also customize them based on your design requirements. If you have any queries, call us today at 480-660-8348 or visit our website.