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Glass Table Tops

Table top glass comes in four shapes: round, rectangle, square, and oval. Choose a shape for your glass table top below, and then choose options like tempered glass, edge types, thickness, tint, and more.

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In-Stock Glass Table Tops

If you don't need to customize your table top glass, you can choose from the following pre-made glass for table tops: square glass table tops, rectangle glass table tops, or round glass table tops.

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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 topper 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.
  • We ship your glass table top to you, in most cases, in 5-7 business days.
  • Don't forget to order glass desk bumpers if you're putting the glass on top of a surface and want protection!
  • If you're looking for a patio table top, you can choose whether or not you need a hole in the center during your customization process.


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Table Top Glass

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

Glass Furniture Protectors

Glass tabletops are used in a number of different ways, but the most popular 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. When glass is used as a wood surface cover there is no need for tempering the glass.

Checklist for when glass sits directly on the surface of furniture:

  • 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 to give accent or a dramatic 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 in situations where the entire surface is made out of glass and the glass sets on 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. Thickness should be at least 3/8” and edges have to be flat polished and possibly beveled, depending on preference.

Here are our recommendations for when glass sits on legs or a base:

  • Glass Thickness: 3/8" or 1/2" thinner glass is not recommended in these cases.
  • Edge Types: flat polish, pencil polish, or beveled polish. 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, 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". Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Edge Types: Seamed edge or flat polished edge. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Glass Strength: Tempered glass is recommended for added safety and strength.
  • Please note that we cannot provide measurement services or accept templates for this type of glass replacement.
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Glass Table Top FAQs

That depends on the table. If the glass piece is being used as a table cover or a protective cover then 1/4" thickness is sufficient. If the glass piece is being set upon a stand or a pedestal to form the actual table surface, however, then depending on the size you may choose to use a thicker glass.

In these cases if the glass table to be used is larger than 24" in dimension or is to support heavy objects using any range of thickness larger than 1/4" is recommended.

When it comes to choosing a thickness between 3/8", 1/2" or 1/4" it is mostly a matter of preference. Obviously thicker glass has a more substantial look and feel but the weight of the glass top becomes a major consideration after a certain size. Thicker glass can become very heavy as the size increases.

Here are our standard thicknesses:

3/16" – This is a good thickness for patio tables, small tables, inserts, and as glass protective table covers.

1/4" – This is a good thickness for glass tabletops and glass protective table covers.

3/8" – This is a good thickness for heavy, unsupported table tops where the glass is the only table top.

1/2" – This is the strongest, most attractive thickness available, ideal for heavy, unsupported table tops where the glass is the only table top.


Look underneath the table to find the supports and screws. Start the measurements inside the supports on the top of the table. Measure the length and width of the table. Multiply these figures by each other to obtain the total area of the glass for the table top. Plan for a one-quarter inch depth (at a minimum) for the glass. This measurement may change depending on the type of glass installed on the table.


We offer four different types of edging for your glass table top or glass table cover. The type of edging you choose will be influenced by the use to which you put the table. Here are the basic edges:

Seamed edge – removes the sharpness for safer handling. In this application, after the glass is cut the edges are sanded to dull the sharp edges. This is to make the glass safe to handle. Choose a seamed edge if the glass is to be framed and in applications where the edges are not visible.

Flat edge – a polished "square" edge. In this application the edge of the glass have been polished to a smooth shiny finish. Choose a flat polish when the edge of the glass are visible and you prefer a minimalistic look.

Pencil edge – a polished round edge. In this application the edge of the glass have been polished to a smooth shiny rounded finish.

Beveled edge – a straight sloped edge from 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 inch slope. In this application the edge of the glass are cut and polished in an angle with a specific bevel width. Bevel width must be specified by the customer and can be range in size from 1/4" to 1-3/4". Most common one is 1". Bevel width must be entered in the system when pricing and ordering.


Yes, please see our line of table spacers desk bumpers.


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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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