When you shop around for a dining table, you would in all probability opt for a glass dining table. The reason behind this is that the glass table is considered as a timeless piece. It will never go out of fashion.
The glass table tops are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Traditionally, only black glass and transparent glass tops were available. But today, a lot of variety is available in the glass tops, such as etched glasses, where in you have design on the glass. Floral designs are very popular in etched glass tops. There is also a rising trend of colored borders in glass tops. The borders are colored with bold colors such as red or yellow. While these look good undoubtedly, there are chances that the colors may wear off after some time. So, it is better to opt for etched glass which looks elegant and can last longer.
How will you maintain the glass dining table?
Glass tables do not require elaborate cleaning and it is fairly simple to maintain them. If you take a few precautions and take care of the glass table, it will serve you for many years to come. Some people avoid buying a glass dining table fearing that it may break. However, glass tables are made of fiber glass and are very sturdy and durable. If you buy a thicker glass top, then it will last you longer then any other type of dining table.
Some of the tips to maintain the glass table are as follows:
Always clean the glass top with a wet sponge after using the table. Clean the table with warm water and soap at least once in a week.
To retain the finish of the glass, use baking soda dissolved in water to clean the glass.
To protect the glass top from scratches, use table mats and coasters. Always keep pots, plates and cutlery items on the mats or coasters.
If you want to put a center piece on the glass table, place it on a mat.
It should be noted that once the scratches are formed on the glass, it will stay permanently. Therefore, it is better to take extra care of the glass to protect it from scratches. You can even cover the glass top with a transparent plastic sheet to prevent scratches.
A little bit of care and cleaning of the glass will help to keep the glass dining table shining bright and scratch free for many years to come.
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