The transparent quality of glass makes the room appear large and also allows more light into the room. Glass can be combined with wood and other metals to create stunning furniture. Furniture glass is ideal for table tops, coffee tables, shelves, features, etc because it offers a clear look. Lacquered glass can provide a scratch resistant surface with unrivalled longevity.
The important thing to remember is there are three different types of glass used for furniture. The glass can either just be regular glass (quite fragile, not recommended for heavy usage), annealed or the most robust of all – tempered.
The Hidden Benefits of Glass Integration into Furniture
There are many visual benefits to furniture featuring glass. Furniture combining a variety of materials often can embody a high level of elegance and sophistication – and integrates seamlessly in both modern and contemporary homes as well as in more traditional styles. The reflective quality of glass also has a unique ability to enhance the look of other materials that accompany it such as wood or marble resin, marquetry, etc. Glass can create the illusion of space as its transparency doesn’t block the views behind it, creating more visual “empty space” along with its impact on the illusion of the distribution of light.