As far as home furnishings are concerned, there is almost nothing that beats the beauty and elegance for those who have glass dining tables in their home. These tables have been timeless treasures and part of many family heirlooms for decade after decade and now, with so many people opting for this priceless beauty for their dining rooms, you can find glass table tops in a much wider array of sizes, shapes and styles than ever before.
However, it should be noted that if you are planning on purchasing a glass dining table for your home, that you take should take extra care in making sure that it remains scratch free so that it can be enjoyed for many, many years to come. To this end, there are a few tricks and tips that you should keep in mind for your newly purchased piece of furniture.
For example, since glass can smudge easily, it is important to maintain the finish of any of the glass dining tables you may be thinking of purchasing. In order to do this, you will want to make sure you use a soft, wet sponge to clean the glass table top after you finish any meal.
Additionally, you will want to use the sponge with warm, soapy water at least once a week to make sure the table top is at its cleanest. It is also important to note that you should maintain a separate sponge for cleaning your glass dining table so you do not spread germs from the kitchen area to the table top itself.
Also, glass dining tables should be cleaned periodically with baking soda that has been dissolved in warm water. This helps maintain the beautiful finish of the glass and will help keep the glass in pristine condition so future generations may be able to enjoy continuing family dinner traditions at the same table.
Lastly, you want to make sure you protect the glass table top from any scratches that may happen. This is important primarily because once the glass has been scratched, the odds are not in your favour that you will be able to fix it. Therefore, it will always have any scratch that has been inflicted. However, taking the time to use mats, coasters and, when appropriate, table cloths will go a long way in preventing scratches which will ultimately extend the life of your beautiful glass dining table.
If you are serious about protecting the glass from scratches, you can always purchase a clear, plastic cover – cut to fit the size and shape of your table – that will act as a permanent barrier without detracting from the table itself.
The addition of a piece of furniture to any home decor is not done without consideration, so if you are seriously contemplating adding the exquisite touch glass dining tables can bring to your home, then putting in to practice the above tips and tricks can help keep your table in great condition for many, many years