Glass panels on furniture make a powerful style statement and give a light and airy look to a
contemporary home. Each beautifully crafted piece is designed with aesthetic value and
functions in mind and will instantly transform a room into a spacious and inviting living area.
Glass panels in furniture represents contemporary styles. Glass surfaces are easy to clean and
comparatively low on maintenance. Glass is treated in different ways to enhance its durability.
Following are some types of glasses used for furniture.
- Tempered glass or toughened glass is a type of safety glass processed by
controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with
normal glass. The counteracting stresses give toughened glass its increased mechanical
resistance to breakage. When it does break, it would produce small, regular, typically
square fragments rather than long, dangerous shards that are far more likely to lead to
injuries. This type of glass is highly scratch resistant and adds a protective layer to the
furniture. Mostly, tempered or toughened glass is used for table tops, braces in
bookshelves and cabinets, window panes, and for decorative material.
- Tinted glass refers to any glass that has been treated with a material such as a film or
coating that reduces the transmission of light through it. Glass can be tinted with
various types of coating, which block and/or reflect different amounts and types of light,
according to the needs and preferences of the consumer. Tinted glass furniture is a wise
choice made if selected as your table top for a table that has storage space down below
for newspapers or magazines, you can store your stuff there and it won’t be visible from
the top if one tries to see it or if you don’t want everyone to see what’s inside your glass
front cabinet you can choose tinted glass for this purpose as well. Also, tinted glass
keeps the insides cooler, so if you have something that must be stored away from heat,
in a cooler place, tinted glass furniture would help you out here.
- Back painted glass is any form of clear glass that is painted from the back side and
viewed from the front side, or "first surface" side. Painted glass makes it possible to
incorporate whites, pastels and soft earth tones in your designs. The paint color is
applied to the underside of the glass and the color shines through the top of the glass.
Back painted glass gives an elegant touch making the furniture even more beautiful. You
can also contrast the back paint with the paint of the room. It can be a great option for
amplifying modern and contemporary themes, especially in kitchens and living rooms.