When you buy a glass dining table, the first thing everyone worries about is whether or not it will break. The second thing they wonder about is whether not it will be easy to clean off the streaks. That also happens when people buy glass TV stands. Some of the best television stands are made out of black glass, which makes it easier to avoid streaks. Even then, streaks do appear sometimes, and need to be cleaned with ammonia based cleaner. If you don’t like ammonia, you can also use vinegar. Depending on how heavy your television set is, you may need to check the width of the television stand.
For anything heavier than thin plasma screen TVs, you will need the glass to be at least 8 mm thick. If it is thinner than that, it will eventually crack and break. This is expensive, and can ruin both the stand and the television set. If you have a very heavy, old fashioned tube style television set, you’ll want to use something other than a glass cabinet. If you like the look of a glass cabinet, but your television set is too heavy, you can use a wooden stand, and put a glass cover on the cabinet to give the appearance of glass. This works exceptionally well if you are using dark colored glass.
Glass furniture is been popular for the last 40 years, because people came up with ways to make good glass furniture about 40 years ago. And before that, there were many types of furniture with glass decorations, but nothing made mostly out of glass. This changed when people figured out how to make stronger glass, allowing them to be able to put things like books, food plates, and television sets on a glass structures. Even with that, most glass furniture has a metal base, but has a glass top to it.