How to Choose Glass Thickness

Imagine this: instead of shelling out hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars for a pricy remodel, you just made a few changes with some new glass additions. These don’t cost nearly as much but your home still looks fresh and contemporary. Not only that, but you don’t have to devote so much time to remodeling, whether you’re doing it yourself or inviting contractors into your home at seemingly all hours.

However, you’ve never had glass accents in the home before outside of windows or mirrors. You know these can shatter, so you’re nervous about filling your home with decorative glass items. You would hate to pick a beautiful piece, have it delivered and installed only for it to break within a few weeks or months because you or someone else in the house wasn’t careful enough.

Luckily, at CBD Glass in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, your troubles are minimized. We allow our customers to choose the width or thickness of all our glass products. In fact, customization is the name of the game at CBD. We want our customers to be completely satisfied, so we let them alter any and all aspects of their glass design, from the base color (if any), to any textures, the shape and size, whether the glass is colored, and whether it includes any LED lighting.

Glass bartop Justin Smith7

Therefore, you’re only limited by your imagination. Still, if you’re buying a glass accent piece for the first time, you may wonder just how thick it’s supposed to be. While you’re always free to let your decorative senses guide you at CBD, there are some generally accepted rules for glass thickness for a variety of items. Try using these measurements as you customize your dream glass item:

  • The thickest glass surface that CBD manufactures is two inches. Naturally, with glass that thick, you won’t have to worry about shattering in the majority of instances. Your peace of mind is what matters most at CBD.
  • Heavy-duty surfaces, including bar tops or kitchen islands, can also be 1 ½ inches thick. This is an ideal in-between measurement for those who need something weightier than a one-inch surface but don’t want the heft of a two-inch surface.
  • Tougher tabletops and bar tops can be covered in glass that’s one-inch thick. That’s still quite burly, making this a great choice for the busy home cook or even a bar or restaurant owner.
  • Lighter bar tops, tabletops, kitchen islands, and the like should generally be about 3/4-inch thick. This is somewhat weighty, so be aware of that. However, glass at this thickness is durable.
  • The lightest bar tops, tabletops, kitchen islands, and the like should be about 1/2-inch thick, then. This isn’t as bulky as glass surfaces that are 3/4-inch thick, but these can still handle some basic wear and tear.

Glass island (Brian Garvin)1

If you have questions about any of the above-mentioned glass thicknesses, feel free to contact us at CBD Glass. Also, if you’re choosing thicker glass, make sure to look into our customized glass textures. These really add a whole new dimension to countertops, tabletops, and more.