Glass Table Tops

Customize your glass table top below: shape, size, and options like tempered glass, edge finishes, and glass thickness.

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Shopping For Glass Table Tops

Our Glass Table Tops

When you buy a glass table top from Dulles Glass & Mirror, you can be certain that you're getting the highest-quality glass available. Whether you need a glass table top replacement, or a glass table cover for a DIY project, we've got exactly what you need.

Here's a few things you need to know about our custom glass table tops:

  • You can fully customize your table top: glass thickness, type of glass (including gray, bronze, and frosted), tempering, edge types and corners.
  • We custom-cut your glass table top when you place your order, so we are able to guarantee the quality of your product.
  • Custom glass table tops usually ship out of our fabrication facility within 5-7 business days. We do have some glass table tops in stock, and we can ship those within 1-3 business days.
  • Don't forget to order glass desk bumpers if you're putting the glass on top of a surface and want protection!

Customizing Your Glass Table Top

Glass Types & Colors

Choose from 5 glass types for your custom-cut glass table top.

Standard clear glass Ultra-clear low-iron glass Acid-etched glass A warm brown glass A smokey gray glass
Clear Glass HDglass Frosted glass Bronze glass Gray Glass
Glass Thickness

Glass is available in the following sizes:

  • 3/16” - This size is suitable for light applications like table covers.
  • 1/4” - This size is suitable for glass table covers and some glass that fits inside a frame or inset.
  • 3/8” - This glass is suitable for use as a glass table cover or when the glass sits on a pedestal.
  • 1/2” - The thickest glass available; suitable for heavy-duty applications and when the glass sits on a pedestal. Choose tempered for durability.

Find out more about glass thicknesses here.

Tempered Glass Table Tops

It’s best to choose tempered glass for any kind of glass table top. Tempering means that the glass has been heat treated and cooled for extra durability. If a tempered glass table top is struck or broken, it will shatter into small, harmless pieces rather that large, sharp shards of glass. For a glass table cover, you wouldn’t really need to choose tempered glass, but it does add an extra layer of safety in case you were to drop something on your table.

Glass Edge Finishes

How you are going to use your glass table top will dictate the glass edge finishes that you use. Also, your edges will look slightly different on round table tops and square or rectangle tops, and even a little different depending on the corners that you choose. Below are some of the most common edge types.

Beveled edges are finished to be thinner at the edges. You can choose the width of the bevel you want when you are customizing your glass. Flat polished edges are ground down to be smooth and safe for you to use anywhere. Works well when glass is inset in a frame. Pencil polished edges are rounded for safety and a beautiful look. Looks especially nice when used as a surface protector or glass table cover. A seamed edge is sanded off lightly for when you need minimal finishing. Choose this type when you won’t see the edges of the glass.
Beveled Edge Flat Polished Edge Pencil Polished Edge Seamed Edge
Corner Finishes for Square and Rectangle Glass Tables

For square and rectangle table tops, you have the additional consideration of what type of corner finish you would like. Below are the three corner finishes we offer.

A simple eased corner is polished for safety and comfort. Our most popular corner option. You can choose which corners you would like to have this look. A radius corner can be used when covering a table that has similar corners, or when the glass is on a pedestal. You can choose the radius measurements and which corners you want to have this finish. Not available for beveled edges. This corner type can be used if you have a pedestal table and desire a decorative finish. You can customize the clip measurement and which corners you would like to be clipped.
Eased Corners Radius Corners Clip and Polished Corners

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Glass Table Top FAQs

This really depends on what you are using the table top for. For a glass table top, you might choose a ¼”-thick glass. For a pedestal table, where the glass is the surface of the table, you may want to select ?” glass. Keep in mind that the thicker glass can get very heavy. Check our our glass thickness guide here.


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Measuring the size of your glass table top is easy. If you are replacing a broken piece, simply order the dimensions you had before if you know them. You can make an approximate guess; most pedestals will support a bit smaller or larger than the original glass. If you are ordering a glass table cover to protect the surface of an existing table, simply measure the length and width, for squares or rectangles. For round tables, measure through the exact center of the table to get the diameter, which is all you need.

If you have glass that sits in a metal or other type of frame, like an inset, you will need to measure carefully. Glass is cut to a ?” tolerance, meaning it will be exact or up to ?” larger or smaller than your exact measurements. Make sure the frame is straight and that you are measuring carefully as custom glass cannot be returned.

Please view our guide on table top measuring here.


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A glass table top is glass that sits on a pedestal or in a frame. A glass table cover (also called a glass furniture protector) is glass that sits on the surface of an existing table, such as on an antique desk, a countertop, a vanity or any other surface you’d like to protect.


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Glass table covers are a wonderful way to protecting valuable or antique furniture without hiding its beauty. With a protective glass table cover, your wood, marble or metal table's surface is safe from spills, stains, dings and scratches. No need for placemats or tablecloths – you can put hot casserole dishes or cups of coffee on the table without worrying they'll harm your table's finish.

No waxing or polishing – glass table covers wipe clean so much easier than wood or marble finishes. With their transparent surface and custom fit, glass table covers won't detract from the impact of your table while they keep it clean and hygienic.


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A custom glass table top takes between 5 and 7 business days to fabricate at our facility. It will be shipped to your home, free of charge, after we finish fabricating it. UPS shipping can take between 1 and 5 business days. You will receive a tracking number to track your order once it is shipped.


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If you have a glass table top you are using for a dining table, make sure you use a trivet when you are putting anything hot on the table. Very high temperatures can make a glass table top crack, but glass can withstand normal heat if used with trivets or hot pads.


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Clipped corners are corners that have been cut off at a 45-degree angle and polished for safety. If you are purchasing a glass table cover and need an exact match to a table you have, you’ll want to make sure you measure properly. Please visit our guide on clipped corners here.


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Radius corners are curved around to a certain angle and width. If you are purchasing a glass table cover and the table you are covering has radius corners, you will need to make sure that you get a glass cover that will fit perfectly. Please visit our guide on radius corners here.


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The answer to this really depends on the size of the pedestal you are using for your glass. The pedestal has to be big enough to support the weight of the table and supportive enough that a too-large piece of glass won’t tip. If you’re looking for guidance on table sizes, have a look at our dining room table size guide here.


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You can order glass desk bumpers to put between the glass and the surface of your table for an added level of protection.


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How to Choose the Right Glass Table Top

Glass table tops can be used in three main ways: As a glass table cover (furniture protector), as a glass table topper on a pedestal, or as a glass insert that fits in a rim.

Glass Table Top Covers/Furniture Protectors

One popular use for glass table tops is to use the glass to protect the surface of a table, desk, coffee table or other furniture. When used as a cover on a wood surface, you can use a thinner glass such as 1/4". The edges of the glass are normally polished to smooth them out and avoid the possibility of injury from the sharp edges.

Recommendations for glass table covers:

  • Glass Thickness: 1/4" is the preferred thickness. 3/8" or 1/2"can be used for effect but make sure that the furniture can carry the weight.
  • Edge Type: Flat polish is the preferred edge work. However, pencil polish or beveled polish can be used for a unique effect.
  • Glass Strength: Annealed glass is sufficient to protect the table but glass can always be tempered for added safety, especially if there are younger kids in the house.
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Glass that Sits on a Pedestal

Glass table tops can also be used when the surface is made only of glass that is supported by a pedestal. The support can be made of glass, wood, metal, or any other material. In these instances, the glass has to be tempered for safety reasons.

Recommendations for glass that sits on a pedestal:

  • Glass Thickness: Please choose 3/8" or 1/2" glass. Thinner glass is not recommended in these cases.
  • Edge Types: Flat polish, pencil polish, or beveled polish edges are all acceptable. This is an option where you are in complete control and you can choose the look and the effects you want for your glass furniture.
  • Glass Strength: Tempered glass is recommended for added safety and strength.

Glass Embedded in a Frame

For a glass table top where the glass sits in a metal frame, such as a patio table top, it can be a little tricky to get the exact glass you'll need. If you need to replace broken glass that sits inside a metal frame, please straighten the frame before you measure for the glass you need. We will fabricate the glass exactly to the dimensions you provide with a 1/8" cutting tolerance.

Recommendations for when glass embedded in a table or wrapped in metal frame:

  • Glass Thickness: 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2", depending on the table. Follow the table manufacturer's recommendations if at all possible.
  • Edge Types: Seamed edge or flat polished edge. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations or go by what was used with the table before if you are replacing something that is broken.
  • Glass Strength: Tempered glass is recommended for added safety and strength.
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How to Replace Table Top Glass

Broken glass tables are a bummer, but we have everything you need to get the perfect glass table top replacement. When you’re ordering glass for table tops, there are a few things you need to remember:

  1. Choose a Shape: Round glass table tops are very common, but square and rectangle glass table tops are just as popular. First choose the shape of glass you need.
  2. Measure: Getting the right table top glass replacement is easy. Simply measure the width and length and enter them when you are placing your order. For a round glass table top, you need only one number - the distance across the table, measured through the center. This is called the diameter.
  3. Customize: Custom glass for table tops is our specialty! During this step, you can choose tempered glass table top replacements, or choose from a variety of edge types (beveled, pencil polish, flat), tints, and more. Rounded corners or holes in the center are not a problem!

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