Replacement Glass Table Tops For Patio Furniture
It is now a popular practice for many homeowners to use glass table tops on the patio furniture. Outdoor glass furniture serves multiple purposes. The way in which glass is used determines the type of glass that you require.
We will analyze the most common uses of glass furniture for your patio and discuss key questions regarding your needs. For patio glass tables that are fitted in a metallic frame, it is of utmost importance to ensure the size of the glass is measured accurately. This will ensure that we can customize the ideal size to fit your table.
In instances where the metal frame is bent, we need to straighten it prior to taking any measurements. We will make the glass to the exact dimensions you give us with a plus or minus 1/8 inch cutting tolerance.
- Thickness We Recommend: ¼ inch, 3/8 inch, or ½ inch depending on the specific table.
- The Glass Type We Recommend: Tempered glass is fine for most tables. Frosted glass is also a great choice to fit in your décor.
- The Edge Types We Recommend: Either flat polished or seamed edges will work.
- Umbrella Hole: You may opt to have an umbrella hole drilled when making an order from us. You may search for this option where the glass thickness, type, and other such options are indicated.
Is It Necessary For The Glass Table Tops To Be Tempered?
You can add the strength of a glass table top by tempering it. Tempered glass boasts of being five to seven times harder to break when compared to normal annealed glass. When tempered glass breaks, it breaks up into small pieces that look like pebbles that may not injure you. Hence, tempered glass is acknowledged as safety glass.
In most cases, glass tops that are a half inch thick are not tempered. Their thickness already adds them strength. However, 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch thick glass tops require tempering to add strength.
However, it is a general rule that tempering glass never changes its weight or appearance. If you have pets and kids at home or are just concerned about general safety, we recommend tempering your glass whenever in doubt.
Can An Umbrella Hole Be Drilled Into My Patio Glass Table Top?
Yes, it is possible. Most umbrella table holes measure 2.5 inches and are drilled at the center. However, you should inform us on the exact size you require as you place an order.
If you want a size that is different from the standards sizes as detailed below, or you want the hole drilled in another location other than at the centre, then you will have to give us the diameter you prefer and the location either in a drawing or an email. However, the cost of drilling a customized hole will be higher.
Please note that we don’t offer a plastic cover for customized umbrella holes. If you would like to have multiple holes drilled into the same glass, we would have to follow existing tempering guidelines.
Standard Hole Sizes (In Inches): 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, ¾, 7/8, 1, 1.25, 1.5, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3.25, 4
What Thickness Of Glass Will I Require For My Table?
The table will determine the thickness to go for. If the glass is to be used as a protective cover or a table cover, then a 1/4 inch thickness is ideal. If you will set the glass on a pedestal or a stand to create a table surface, then you may choose thicker glass depending on the size.
In these instances, if you are to use more than 24 inches in dimension or for supporting heavy objects, then it is recommended to use glass thicker than a 1/4 inch.
Choosing glass thickness between 3/8, 1/2 or 1/4 inches is more of personal preference. It is obvious that thicker glass has a better feel and look. However, the weight of glass would them become a concern after exceeding a specific size. As the thickness of glass increases, its weight and size also increase.
Standard Thicknesses We Use:
3/6 inch: This thickness is ideal for inserts, small tables, protective glass table covers, and patio tables.
1/4 inch: This thickness is ideal for protective glass table covers and glass tabletops.
3/8 inch: This thickness is ideal for unsupported, heavy table tops in which glass is the sole table top.
1/2 inch: This thickness offers the most attractive and strongest thickness. It is ideal for unsupported, heavy table tops in which glass is the sole table top.
Why Is It Necessary To Use A Glass Cover For My Patio Table?
Table covers made of glass are a great way to protect antique or valuable furniture without overlapping its beauty. A glass table cover is ideal for protecting metal, wood, or marble table surface from scratches, stains, dings, and spills. You will not have to use tablecloths or tablemats. You can place hot dishes or cups of coffee without any worries of harming the table’s finish.
No polishing or waxing: It is very easy to wipe glass table covers unlike those with marble or wood finishes. This happens especially when the glass surface is treated for protection.
A custom fit glass cover for tables with a transparent surface ensures that the glass cover will not detract the impact it makes while maintaining its cleanliness and hygiene. Browse through our home page for more information – majesticglass.com.au.