Over time, glass has become a staple for the homeowner’s interior design. They are becoming popular by the day, as homeowners continue to replace the traditional ones for contemporary designs. Glass tables are ideal for kitchens, bedrooms, and the living room, as they bring both beauty and functionality. These are among the many benefits of custom cut tempered glass.
How to measure glass precisely to get your desired glass dimensions
To get the full benefits of custom cut tempered glass for the table, you must get the measurements.
Required tools to take measurements
The tools needed to take the measurements of your custom cut tempered glass table are.
- Tape measure
- Paper to sketch the table and to record the measurements
- Marking tape
- Lead pencil for marking points
How to take the right measurements
Before you get started, you should draw a sketch of your table, in order to have a clear view of what you are doing when taking measurements. Use the ruler and pencil to draw your table.
- Take the measurements of the tabletop
Before anything else, you should know the dimensions of the surface you will be placing the glass tabletop. If it is a round table, you should use the measuring tape to measure the distance between the two widest points. If you are working with a square or rectangular table, you should get the width and the length. Tables may have many different shapes, and the trick is to get as many detailed measurements as you can for accuracy when cutting the glass top. Once you get the measurements, put them down on the paper.
- Get measurements of the details
In this case, you might be required to use a ruler and a marking tape. If your table has details and other features, it is essential to take measurement of that too. In this case, you should look out for notches and cutouts, so that the measurements may be transferred to the custom cut tempered glass. Note that the notches and cutouts are used for the mounting or installation of the tabletops. These measurements should be taken in terms of length, width, and diameter. Holes, too, should be taken into account. Once you are done, sketch the notches and cutouts and record their dimensions.
These measurements will then be used to measure the tempered glass that will be used to make your custom cut glass table. The glass should be cut to precision to get a perfect outcome. Also, during this step, you get to customize depending on the type of edging and color.
How to install custom cut tempered glass for a tabletop?
Installing a custom cut tempered glass tabletop is pretty easy. Also, the process of installation will depend on the type of base you will be using.
If you are using a wooden top or a log, you can use a strong adhesive, magnet, or suction cups.
- Adhesive and magnet
The adhesive is applied on the surface where the glass top is supposed to be placed. The cut custom glass is then placed on top, and slight pressure used to secure the glass. This should then be left untouched until the adhesive dries.
Since glass allows a magnetic field to pass through the glass, a wooden top can be fitted with magnets, which can be used to secure the glass. If the base is made of iron, magnets too can be used to secure the glass tabletop.
- Suction cups
Double-sided suction cups are easy to install. To install, you should wipe both the base and the glass before attaching the glass to the surface of the base.
In other cases, you can use screws. On the surface of the base, you can drill holes where you can fit screws into to secure the custom cut tempered glass top.
Why use custom cut tempered glass for the table.
Here are the benefits of custom cut tempered glass.
- It will make your space airy and more spacious
Due to its transparent and its reflective features, a glass tabletop creates an illusion of space. When placed in the living room, they can make the room look more spacious. Opaque and solid tables create harsh breaks, making a room appear cramped.
- Low maintenance
Compared to tables made of other materials, glass is easier to clean. Glass is not porous, making it easy to clean. To get rid of spills and dust, you only need a piece of lint-free cloth and a glass cleaner. Also, you are not likely to deal with unsightly scratches.
Tables made of transparent glass can bring elegance to your home. When exposed to natural light and lighting fixtures, it sparkles and shimmers, bringing beauty to your place. Also, a glass tabletop will reflect light, increasing brightness in your room.
The other benefits of custom cut tempered glass are having many styling options and protect the base. With the right tools, you can easily make a table that blends with your interior design. Glass tabletops can be installed on bases made of different materials: that is wood, glass, and metals. With the tips mentioned above, you can do a DIY installation at home. Get quality glass from a reliable manufacturer for good results.