Table tops made of glass offer a modern and attractive appeal that suits all types of tables, be it dining or coffee tables. Based on the specific design you want, you might notice that glass ones slide easily and this tends to be annoying.


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It can even lead to injuries if it breaks and cuts you accidentally. Luckily, you can eliminate this problem by adding some bumpers to fill the space existing between the glass and the supporting base.

The bumpers ensure the glass remains in place. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Wear some gloves for safety before starting to work on the glass. Then lift it off carefully from the supporting base. Place the glass upside down on a safe area.
  2. Take an appropriate glass cleaner and spray it on a clean rag. Then use the rag to wipe the glass bottom surface. Pay special attention on the corners and edges where the glass touches the table supports.
  3. Use a soft and lint free piece of cloth to dry the pane.
  4. Add some rubbing alcohol on another clean rag and wipe the supports where the glass sits. This will eliminate any grime and grease that may have accumulated on the support surface. As such, the bumpers will be sturdy on your table.
  5. Take a clean lint-free cloth or rag and wipe the glass supports until they’re dry.
  6. Take the bumper pads and peel it off on the back side. Place the pad on the table where the glass is supported and put some pressure on the bumper pad to stick firmly on the glass support.
  7. Repeat this (step 6) at all corners where the glass sits.
  8. Pick the glass top careful and place it on the table such that it sits on all the bumper pads.


Things you’ll need

  • Leather gloves
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Lint-free pieces of cloth
  • An appropriate glass cleaner
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Synthetic or rubber bumpers
  • Rags



  • It is best using round pads since you can align them easily unlike squares ones.
  • Go for clear pads since they will be less visible. Colored pads will be easily visible through a glass top.
  • If possible, use clear silicone based roll products rather than individual pads. This will maximize the performance while minimizing the chances of the glass sliding. Installing these rolls along the edges of glass will also prevent crumbs and dust from accumulating below the glass or in the grooves.
  • In case you can’t find such bumpers at your local store, then use a silicone sealant (clear one not caulk) and apply a small amount between the supports and the glass. This will prevent the glass from sliding.