If you have glass sofa table in your home, you likely appreciate how beautiful the glass is. All it takes is the smallest ray of sunshine to hit the glass and it is a glowing masterpiece that brightens up the whole room. However, there are threats that come with owning this type of furniture. You need to know the glass is safe. If you have newer glass sofa tables, you may be able to ask the manufacturer if they have used tempered glass. If not, or if they are older tables, you may want to put a glass replacement higher on your list of things to do.
While regular glass and tempered glass look alike, the differences in their function are major. If someone were to set a hot drink or plate down on regular glass sofa table it may break from the change in temperature. Not only will it break, but also pieces of it will go everywhere and it could hurt anyone nearby. On the other hand, tempered glass has been put through a detailed process of heating and cooling the glass to make it much stronger than regular glass. It can handle the changes in temperature as well as some pressure being put on it.
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If you have children in the house, this is even more important. Even the best behaved of children will have moments when they are having fun, not paying attention and are running about with a toy in their hand. While they may have the best of intentions, it only takes a passing blow from a toy to send your glass sofa table into thousands of sharp and deadly pieces. Tempered glass on the other hand can deal with a few bumps and bangs and bounce back without breaking.