Glass Tops for Homes
Protective Glass Tops
Protective glass tops are usually cut from 1/4" glass. Martin Glass will cut rectangular-shaped glass tops from the dimensions you provide. If the surface shape has rounded corners, curves or a more intricate design, you will need to provide us a pattern of the glass so we can cut to your desired shape. If you do not want to measure your top or if the top is a special pattern, you can bring your small furniture pieces to our shop for our technicians to use as a template to cut. We will then fit the glass exactly to your furniture. If you prefer, our technicians can come to your home or office to make the necessary patterns and then deliver your furniture tops.
Heavy Glass Tops
Heavy glass is a term used by glass companies for glass that is thicker than 1/4". Contemporary home decor now uses 3/8" to 3/4" thick glass for dining room tables, accent tables and desks. There are a number of available standard sizes, shapes and edge finishes available. Shapes include squares, rectangles, circles, ovals and octagons. We can also special order heavy glass tops to your exact dimensions if it is a complex pattern or non-standard size. If you are interested in a heavy glass top, we would be pleased to provide you with a list of the available options.
Glass shelving adds function and elegance to bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens and more. When glass shelves replace existing wood or metal shelves, the area becomes more spacious and open. Add appropriate lighting above the shelves or within the cabinet or bookcase, and glass shelves will become the central point of the room.
Annealed glass will withstand normal usage, but if you want a stronger safety glass, you may want to consider tempered glass. We can special order any glass you desire to be tempered. For a tempered glass top, the glass is first cut, the edges are finished and then the top is "tempered." Tempering is a process where the glass is sent through a high-temperature furnace and then rapidly cooled. This process changes the molecular structure of the glass, which results in a glass that is four to five times stronger than annealed glass and is able to withstand more wear and tear. Due to the brittle nature of tempered glass, it will break into small pieces when broken, eliminating the danger of sharp edges. Please contact us for recommendations on safety requirements.