A glass table is an excellent addition to any room. Many homeowners get glass coffee tables for their living rooms, while offices will get a glass table for the conference room. Here at Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror we greatly enjoy installing glass tables throughout the north shore of Massachusetts. However, one common question we here from people is what is the best way to clean a glass table. If you eat or drink of your glass table, you need to make sure you are using coasters. Just like a wooden table, the condensation from the outside of a beverage glass can leave rings that are very difficult to clean off.
Cleaning Water Spots From Glass Tables
Luckily, glass tables aren’t the only thing we work with. We also work with glass shower enclosures. Naturally it is very common for water to stick to the surfaces of a glass shower enclosure which can lead to water spots and other damage. With both glass shower enclosures and glass tables you are going to want to follow a very specific method for cleaning them.
- Wipe Down The Surface: The first step in cleaning a glass table is to wipe down the surface with a lint free cloth, be careful when chossing a cloth as you want to make sure it is not abrasive to the point that it can scratch the surface of the glass. A quick wipedown and prevent you from spreading dirt and dust as you continue to clean the table.
- Use A Glass Cleaning Solution: There are a variety of cleaning solutions on the market fo cleaning stains off of a glass surface. Alternatively you can mix water with white vinegar (1 to 1 ratio), and that can help do the trick. You can put the solution into a spray bottle and spray the surface of the glass and gently wipe away the stains and water spots.
- For Tough Stains Use Toothpaste: If there is a particularly tough stain on your glass table that won’t come off when using a glass cleaner, you can use a non-gel toothpaste. Toothpaste is designed with micro abrasives that can remove bacteria from the surface of your teeth. In a similar sense, this can be used to remove the stain from glass without living visible scratches. Wet down the area and apply a very small amount of toothpaste. Use a soft-bristled brush (like a toothbrush) to rub the toothpaste across the stain to remove it. Make sure to be gentle.
Glass Table Top Installation
If you are intertested in getting a glass table for your home or office building, give us a call, we would be happy to discuss glass work and other home rennovation projects.