Glass furniture - practical or just fancy-looking?
Glass furniture is now popular as it has never been before. Indeed, only glass furniture is able to create a futuristic or high-tech design that is valued high among countless people all over the world. On the other hand, some buyers claim this is not the best decision for a home or office as it's not practical at all. Now let's try to clarify this issue.
Tempered glass used often for table tops
The appearance and raise of glass furniture popularity is tightly connected with high technologies. Even 20 years ago one could easily put a TV set and VHS player on a wooden TV stand, and it looked attractive. Today huge plasma TVs or movie theaters with luxury sound systems simply cannot be placed on wooden tables or stands as wood cannot hold such heavy items. Glass furniture is manufactured from special kinds of strong glass that is usually 15-20 mm thick, so you can be sure your glass stand, purchased from respective seller, is completely safe and it won't break and damage expensive audio-video equipment.
If you are wondering, what furniture to choose, glass or, for example, wooden or plastic, first think of your taste and size of the room where this furniture will be placed. If you want to try something new and ready to changes, glass furniture and its up-to-date, stylish look will certainly attract your attention. Also note dark and heavy wooden or plastic furniture is a good choice for large spaces only otherwise your averagely sized room will look tiny. Wooden furniture cannot be kept under direct sun rays, or it will lose its color, glass furniture has no such restrictions.
Curved glass edges on a contemporary table top
In general, there are two main myths that prevent people from purchasing glass furniture. While one part of potential customers considers furniture made of glass to be a fragile one, the others guess glass is not practical and requires constant cleansing. Indeed, most of the people associate glass with something that is broken easily; however, that doesn't concern modern glass furniture. Made of flawless and free of distortion glass, this furniture will definitely last longer than plastic or wooden analogs. Do you think glass furniture will keep signs of your every single touch? Then take a look at matte finish ones or at glass of grayish or blackish tints - it not only makes fingerprints invisible, but also hides dust and has a fresh look.
It's still up to you, what furniture to choose and how to decorate your home, but if you are attracted by the feeling of light and scope given by glass furniture, don't be hesitant about your purchase.