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Should You Use Glass to Protect Your Table?

Should You Use Glass to Protect Your Table?

Whether you’re hosting dinner parties, or simply enjoying family meals at the table, protecting your dining surface is essential. Glass tabletop protectors stand out as an excellent choice for shielding your table from heat damage, scuffs, scratches, and the wear and tear of daily life. With this article, we’ll delve into the advantages of using toughened glass tabletop protectors to help you decide whether or not they are right for you.


Tables, aside from chairs and sofas, are often the most used furnishings within a home. Whether it’s for family dining or part of an outdoor garden set, regular use and exposure to the elements means that protecting them is essential for keeping them looking and functioning great for as long as possible. In this section we’ll highlight the key features that contribute to the durability of toughened glass table tops that make them perfect table top protectors:


By ensuring your glass table top is made from high-quality toughened glass, you can rest assured knowing that it is as strong and durable as it possibly can be. As toughened glass is around five times stronger than regular float glass, it is a great solution for protecting tables that are in regular use.


If your toughened glass table top does get damaged, unlike ordinary glass, it breaks into small, dull pieces that are unlikely to cause serious injury.

Find out how how glass table tops combine strength and aesthetics with our article 'Glass Tabletop Safety: A Perfect Blend of Style and Durability'

Easy Maintenance and Cleaning

Another significant benefit of glass tabletop protectors is their ease of maintenance. If you're pressed for time, the last thing you need is a high-maintenance table protector that demands frequent upkeep. Glass tabletops are not only easy to clean but require minimal effort to keep them looking pristine.

Simple cleaning method for your glass table tops:

  • Combine one cup of water, one tablespoon of vinegar, and one cup of cleaning alcohol in a spray bottle.
  • Spray your solution onto your glass table top and clean thoroughly with a sponge or soft cloth.
  • Dry with a clean microfibre or lint-free cloth for a streak-free surface.

Versatility and Customisation

The adaptability of glass tabletops is unmatched. Available in various sizes and thicknesses, they can be customised to fit any table perfectly. Whether you prefer the sleek simplicity of clear glass or the subtle elegance of tinted glass, there's an option to match every aesthetic.

Table top glass thickness based on their intended use

Glass Thickness

Best for:

6mm toughened glass

Covering and protecting large tables, coffee tables, sideboards, and rattan furniture. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

8mm toughened glass

Using as a standalone table top for furniture with minimal support underneath. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

10mm toughened glass

Use as a standalone tabletop, or for extending the area of a table where the glass overhangs the furniture on all sides.

Discover how to choose the right thickness for your glass table top.

UV Protection

Prolonged exposure to UV rays can be detrimental to tabletops, especially those made of wood. Over time, UV exposure can fade and damage your precious furniture. Glass tabletops act as a protective barrier, blocking a significant portion of UV radiation and safeguarding your furniture from the harmful effects of the sun. This functional benefit will help preserve the integrity and appearance of your table for years to come.

Shop Glass Table Tops and Protectors at Express Glass Warehouse!

At EGW, we pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of high-quality glass table tops that are ideal for any home looking to combine style with functionality. From enhancing your dining and outdoor area's aesthetics to protecting it against everyday hazards, our glass table tops are designed to meet all your needs. 

Interested in exploring our range of glass table tops or need assistance with a bespoke project? Contact us to learn more about how we can help enhance your home with our elegant and durable glass solutions.
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