Glass is a material that can be worked in many ways, enabling you to get a huge selection of tables made out of it. This material can be used plain, colored, etched, painted or even with a crackle effect. If you also consider that it is easy to cut this material in a variety of shapes you will appreciate the immense variety of glass tables available to you.
Lots of home décor stores offer center and coffee tables made out of glass because their attractiveness makes them in great demand. This material is also used to make tables for dining rooms, offices, kitchens and patios. Some of them are fairly functional to look at whereas others can be veritable works of art. It is possible to get your glass tables custom made if you do not spot anything interesting in the stores you visit. If you were to get very attractive tables made of glass for your living room or dining room you can be sure that they will be conversation pieces.
A glass topped table is a good idea if you wish to showcase the base of the table. A beautiful statuette with a sheet of glass affixed to it makes a very attractive coffee table. You can visit vintage stores and flea markets to find interesting objects that can then be turned into bases for tables. If the table is meant for an outdoor seating area then you could use terracotta or marble pots or statuary as the base. A classical looking table with crackle glass on top will lighten up the look of a very formal room with heavy furniture. Another good idea is to have a sheet of plain glass supported 6 inches or so above a coffee table. The space below it can be used to display flowers, objects d’art or even books. You could also create a small rock garden or an attractive mosaic below the glass sheet. The glass will protect the display while enabling people to have an unobstructed view of it.
Irrespective of where you buy your glass tables from you ought to make sure that the manufacturer used high quality material that will not shatter or chip easily because accidents with this material can have lethal consequences. If you have kids at home (or even if you don’t) you ought to ensure that the glass has rounded ends. High quality glass will also look better in the long run. If you are able to make a good selection then your home will have a very attractive and classy look that does not get dated.