That depends on the size and use of your glass table top. Thinner glass such as 3/16” works well as a glass cover that rests on top of the actual table surface.
Thicker glass such as ½” works very well for larger tables that need a glass table top to support heavy loads.
Standard thicknesses used for a glass table top
- 3/16″ thick glass works well for a glass table top cover that rests on a table top or on lighter duty tables where the glass fits into an outside frame.
- ¼” thick glass is a good thickness for heavier duty glass table top covers, standard duty tables with outside frames or smaller tables with lighter duty uses.
- 3/8” thick glass is good for heavier duty tables where the glass is the table top and the table top is largely unsupported.
- ½” thick glass is for heavy duty applications where the table needs to support heavier loads and the table top is unsupported.
What is the difference between a glass table top and a glass table cover?
A glass table top means that the table top is constructed out of glass. A glass table cover is a protective layer of glass that rests on top of the actual table top.