There is one thing about indoor furnishings that never seems to get better no matter how far our world advances and that is cleaning. We all clean our houses and furniture to maintain a safe and welcoming home. Glass coffee tables are no different and often take a little extra tender loving care but they are worth it. We have compiled a list of tips and techniques that we have gathered and they are included below.
One of the problems with cleaning a glass top coffee table is that the cleaner or dust gets in between the glass and the structure of the table. In order to prevent this we recommend that you remove the glass pieces and clean them separately if possible. This way you are able to reduce the amount of dust and lint that remains after a good cleaning. If you table doesn’t allow for the removal of the glass pieces then we suggest using canned air to remove the excess dust. Just hold the can about 3-6 inches away from the crevice and blast that filth right out of there. Either option will be sure to remove the unwanted lint and dust.
Now when cleaning the glass itself there are a few different methods that all of have great results. The goal is to have a nice clean sheet of glass with no streaks or smudges and there are several ways to get this accomplished. A popular method for removing smudges without leaving any streaks is by using vinegar and water as a cleaning solution and using newspaper as you would a paper towel. Just simply put equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and wipe away with the newspaper. If vinegar and water is not your thing then we have heard that some people get great results using witch hazel in place of vinegar. Both solutions will work great when used with the newspaper trick.
Now depending on your glass coffee table is constructed you may or may not need to clean the base or structure. If it is a traditional table with a wooden base then simply use your favorite dusting spray or wipe, with your manufactures approval of course. If your table has a metal base then we recommend using the same solution you used on your glass, it will work equally well here. You can also check out All About Cleaners for additional information on cleaning your glass coffee table.
We hope you found these tips and tricks helpful. If you take care of your glass coffee table it will last for many, many years and could become a family heirloom to pass down from generation to generation. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact your manufacturer they will be able to identify or walk you through any cleaning issue you will run into.