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Glass Tabletop Safety: A Perfect Blend of Style and Durability

Glass Tabletop Safety: A Perfect Blend of Style and Durability

Glass tabletops are designed with features that ensure their safety and durability, making them a practical and stylish addition to your home. But some concerns remain about the safety aspects of glass tabletops, especially in homes with children and pets.

In this article we debunk common misconceptions and highlight the features and design aspects that make glass tabletops a safe choice for your living space.

Toughened Glass: The Key to Durability

One of the primary reasons glass table tops are safe is the use of toughened glass. Also known as tempered glass, this type of glass undergoes a special manufacturing process that enhances its strength and durability, enabling the glass to withstand impact and heavy use without breaking.

Impact Resistance: Withstanding Collisions

In a busy home, it’s easy for something to hit or fall into your glass tabletop, while the risk of someone tripping or falling is always a consideration. Glass tabletops are designed to withstand heavy impacts and resist shattering. Even if the glass does break, toughened glass is designed to break into small dull pieces, rather than large sharp shards, so even after a breakage, there’s a reduced risk of injury from cuts or scrapes.

Strength and Load-Bearing Capacity

The toughened glass used for tabletops has impressive strength (up to 5 times that of standard float glass), ensuring it can support the weight of objects placed on it without cracking or breaking. This means you can use your glass tabletop for dining or working without worrying about its structural integrity.

Smooth Edges and Corners: Minimising Hazards

Glass tabletops are carefully crafted with smooth edges and rounded corners. This not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but reduces the risk of cuts or injuries.

Easy Maintenance: Keeping Things Clean

Glass tabletops are renowned for their easy maintenance. They can be cleaned with common household glass cleaners, leaving no residue or streaks. Unlike other materials that may stain or require extensive upkeep, glass tabletops offer a hassle-free cleaning experience, ensuring your space always looks impeccable. And depending on


Glass tabletops are a safe and durable choice for any living or dining space. With their toughened glass composition, impact resistance, load-bearing capacity, and smooth edges, they’re designed to prioritise safety without compromising on style.

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