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Types of Glass furniture you can introduce

Though the history of glass may be unknown but today, it is one of the most preferred materials used in the homes. Earlier, glass was limited to use in doors, mirrors, ornaments and windows only, but today it is also being used to produce furniture. Starting from stylish coffee tables and elegant dining tables to plasma stands and office desks, all are now being made from glass.

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Besides the ordinary glass which is largely used in manufacturing mirrors, there are many other varieties of glass. Toughened glass is a common material used in TV Stands and tables. On the other hand, film backed and laminated glass is commonly used in doors and windows.

Black glass furniture – Black glass was invented around 1960’s. The glass is addressed as black glass because it appears without lighting. However, it is generally in darker shades of amber or green. Black glass is a strong material due to its main ingredient which is iron oxide. Black glass furniture is known to blend with all types of décor as it is functional and also appears professional. It is popularly used for manufacturing glass tv stands.

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Antique glass furniture – when glass was invented thousand years ago, it was tinted in different shades and used for decoration. It basically resembled stained glass. Today, manufacturers are trying to mimic the ancient designs and are producing antique glass furniture. Antique glass furniture is characterized by intricate designs and unique sculpting and is closely linked to stained glass. Some popular options of antique glass furniture are exterior facings and table tops.

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Frosted glass furniture – Frosted glass furniture is made out of frosted glass, which is nothing but translucent glass. The cloudy surface of the glass makes the furniture manufactured beautiful and elegant. Some popular frosted glass furniture options are room partitions, windows, doors, table tops, and lamps.

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Fiberglass furniture – Fiber glass furniture is the latest type of glass furniture and is rapidly gaining popularity all across the globe. Fiber glass consists of tiny but solid rods of glass fibers packed together. Fiber glass is sturdy and also resistant to breakage. Therefore, it is widely being used to manufacture varied types of furniture. Staring from chairs to table tops, different types of furniture’s are now being made from fiber glass.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on February 15, 2011

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Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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One Response to “Types of Glass furniture you can introduce”

  • nicola ohalloran says:

    Just wondering where to buy the large black and white coffee table featured on this page thanks