Cleaning Your Glass Dining Room Table
I already had a dining table in my home but then I saw this beauty in a furniture showroom and I fell in love with it. It looked so elegant and went with the rest of the furniture in my house that I just had to have it. Luckily for me, I did not have to break the bank to buy it and now it sits in the middle of my dining room. Every time I pass it, I want to touch the smooth gleaming surface and try to keep it as pristine clean and scratch free as when I first laid my eyes on it.
It’s not that difficult to keep your glass dining room table in top shape if you know what to do right from the start. There are a few simple rules you have to keep in mind in order to keep the glass surface looking nice. The elegance of the table lies in the surface and unless you maintain it well, you will lose the beauty of your glass dining room table.
Rule No. 1 – Avoid the surface being scratched. Never leave anything directly on the glass surface of the dining room table. Always remember to first place mats or coasters to prevent other dinner wear scratching the table. There are some lovely coasters that can be bought which can also add a lot of color and elegance to your table. Buy a few sets to suit different occasions and it will serve two purposes at the same time.
Rule No. 2 – Never rub the surface with a rough cloth for the purpose of cleaning a glass dining table. Try to use a sponge or a feather duster which also should be used lightly in order not to scratch the surface.
Rule No. 3 – Always use a good glass cleaner to keep the glass surface gleaming and free of dust. As an alternative you can also use a solution of vinegar and water which makes a good cleaning agent of glass.
Rule No. 4 – It is best if your can also use trivets to keep hot dishes on. Tempered glass is normally safe; but it is best to be on the safe side and not take a chance.
Rule No. 5 – Emery paper can be used to remove slight scratches by rubbing on them very gently. However, if you’re not sure how to do it, don’t. Get a professional to help you out with this task.
Rule No. 6 – Be careful of heavy objects, glasses or cutlery falling on the surface of the dining table. Although these might not damage the table, tiny scratches could form in which dirt and grime could get into, causing the scratches to become more visible.
I am so careful about my lovely glass dining table that I keep it covered with a soft table cloth when not in use and only reveal it in all its glory when there are visitors for a meal. Gleaming cutlery, elegant tableware and the glow of candles gives the glass dining table an entrancing look that is always admired by my guests.