Patio tables featuring glass tops are a classic staple of outdoor furniture. Despite our best efforts, sometimes you need new glass for your patio tables. Accidents happen! Or, maybe you’re making your own DIY patio tables and need the final touch -- a custom glass top. We’ve got everything you need for your patio table top replacements:
There are three main types of glass patio table tops: Glass that sits on a pedestal, tables with glass covers, and tables where the glass sits in a metal frame. We’ll break it down for you below.
If you need replacement glass tops for patio tables that have a pedestal table like the one shown here, where the glass sits on top of it without fitting into metal edges, you’re in luck. This is the easiest type of glass patio table top to order. Simply choose the shape, enter your measurements, and choose your custom options. Here are a few options to consider:
Some outdoor tables just need a glass cover to sit on top of the table and protect it from scratches, stains, and the weather. Covering an outdoor table top has several benefits:
Here are some options to consider when getting a glass patio table top cover:
These kinds of tables can be tricky. If you need patio table top replacements for inside a metal frame, the frame cannot be bent in any way, or it will be very hard to measure. Straighten the frame before you measure it. And the glass must be cut to fit inside the frame exactly. We will fabricate the glass exactly to the dimensions you provide with a +/- 1/8" cutting tolerance. Here are some pointers for this kind of glass table top:
The beauty of a pedestal table that you’ve created yourself should be showcased with beautiful, clear glass cut exactly to your spec. It’s easier than ever to order glass for patio tables online. Our glass patio table tops are perfect for DIYers who want to create tables out of -- well, anything! We’ve had customers create outdoor tables from bird baths, old wooden pallets, and vintage oak barrels. Get those creative juices flowing and create something for your outdoor space!
Tempering a glass table top adds to its strength. Tempered glass is 5 to 7 times harder to break compared to regular annealed glass. Tempered glass is also regarded as safety glass because when it breaks, it shatters into small pebbles that don’t pose as much of a danger to you and your family.
In most instances, 1/2" inch thick glass tops are not tempered. This is due to the added strength from the thickness. However, 1/4" and 3/8" thick glass tops are mostly tempered for extra strength.
As a basic rule, tempering the glass does not change its appearance or weight. With that in mind, if you have kids at home or are just concerned with safety, we say, “when in doubt, temper your glass.”
Yes. The most common size hole for an umbrella table is 2 1/2" at the center, though you’ll need to let us know the exact size you’ll need when you place your order. If the size of the hole you need is different from one of the standard sizes we offer listed below, or in a location other than the center of the table, you’ll need to provide the diameter along with the location in an email or drawing. The cost may be higher for a customized hole. Please keep in mind that we do not offer the plastic cover that goes with such a hole. If you want more than one hole drilled into the same piece of glass, we’ll need to follow specific tempering guidelines.
Standard Hole Sizes
1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 1/4", 4"
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.
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 (especially when they've been treated with glass surface protection like award-winning ClearShield first).
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.