Glass Table Tops
6mm clear float glass is typically used for table tops which are primarily used as a protective surfaces. This is because they are non-weight bearing. The thickness can be greater, however, we do not recommend anything thinner. Glass table tops which are weight bearing are required to be toughened glass. This is because they shatter when impacted and will not cause severe cuts to the body if broken. Unlike large glass of shards would if broken.
Lifting Glass Table Tops
Glass can be deceptively heavy. We always recommend 2 people lift and carry glass. It is important to use appropriate manual lifting techniques when lifting glass, always lifting with your legs and not your back. When placing onto a surface, ensure that weight of the glass is evenly distributed before releasing.
How to lift your Glass Table Tops
- When relocating the Glass Table Tops follow the steps below;
- Remove all items that previously were placed on top of the glass
- Ensure the glass is dry and not slippery
- Wear safety gloves and enclosed footwear (safety boots are most appropriate) before handling glass
- Gently slide the glass across the surface of the table (approximately 1/3 of the length of the glass) so it creates some overhang
- Gently place a small amount of pressure on the overhanging glass to lift the opposite side, while ensuring you maintain a strong hold to the table top (one hand at the bottom and one on the side – for each person)
- The second person can use the lifted side to get a strong handle of the glass
- Both people lift together to separate the glass table top from the tables surface
- Move to new allocated area, ensuring the surface is flat and weight distribution is even beneath the piece of glass
It is essential to note and understand that inappropriate handling techniques or lifting can cause glass breakage. Lifting inappropriately, or not following the directions of advice above may lead to dropping glass, or creating shear stress points that can result in breakage. Hitting items up against the glass, placing items too hard on top of the glass and sudden temperature differences in the glass may result in damage such as cracks, shelling or breakage.
Unsure on how to handle your Glass Table Tops?
Are you moving house? Re-arranging or decorating? Need to move your glass table top but not confident enough to do it yourself? We do offer services that you can access where our tradesmen can come out and relocate your glass table top either manually or via transporting on our utes if you need to move houses. Simply call our office on 42617295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide a quote to help assist in such matters.
Cleaning Your Glass Table Tops
If a spill occurs on your table top the first thing to do is absorb the liquid with some paper towel. Then apply a glass cleaner such as our CRL Glass Cleaner and use a cloth to wipe off and polish. We recommend using quality mirco-fibre cloths with the cleaner to provide the best finish.
If liquid spills between the glass and the surface of the table you must dry and clean the top surface first. Ensure the area you are holding is dry on the top side. Follow the lifting glass procedure above to relocate glass and gain access to the underside. Follow the same cleaning process as above.
If you have any additional questions about glass table tops simply call our office on 42617295 or read more here; https://hainesglass.com.au/everything-you-need-know-glass-table-tops/.