Glass computer desks are rapidly gaining popularity and occupy a leading position in the specialized furniture market. They confidently entered the modern interior and took their rightful place in it.
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Glass tables have a lot of positive reviews, they are quite in demand and have the following advantages:
products are made of impact-resistant tempered glass, due to which they have high strength. The thickness of the working surface is 8 mm or more. The edges of the glass sheet are subjected to special grinding, which completely eliminates surface chips and the risk of injury to the user. Thanks to the use of tempered glass, the products are resistant to moderate mechanical stress, which avoids scratches and cracks. The table top can withstand a load of up to 100 kg, this is a high indicator of the strength and durability of products
glass models are environmentally friendly and hygienic… In their manufacture, no glue, resin, drying oil and synthetic dye are used. They are easy to care for and do not require special maintenance, as well as are not subject to abrasion and aging, unlike, for example, solid wood products. The structure of the glass contains no pores. Thanks to this property, the formation of mold, fungus and the appearance of pathogens is completely excluded
glass models do not visually clutter up the room even with large dimensions. The product is equipped with all the necessary devices that allow you to comfortably place the accompanying office equipment, this allows you to equip a full-fledged workplace without using the numerous boxes and pedestals typical for wooden tables. When using laptops, it is possible to purchase a small-sized product consisting of a work surface and metal supports, which is convenient for placing equipment in small rooms
- stylish and aesthetic appearance, the ability to decorate the surface by diamond engraving and sandblasting, as well as harmonious combinations of glass with metal, plexus and plastic, allow us to produce a huge range of products. This makes it possible to choose a model suitable for any style and color of the room;
- transparent surface allows you to control the state of the system unit and the operation of indicator lamps located under the tabletop. When hot drinks are consumed at the computer table, thermal damage in the form of circles does not remain on the glass. Thanks to the metal frame, the products have a collapsible transformer structure, they can be easily dismantled and moved to the desired place. It is also possible to adjust the height, angle of inclination and rotation of the working surfaces. Products are often equipped with wheels, which makes the structure more mobile;
- glass models are often equipped with a number of additional functions … This could be a few additional USB ports, lights, and a glass holder. A wide price range allows you to purchase both an economy class model and an elite product;
- the working surface of glass models always remains cold, which makes it possible to maintain an optimal cooling mode for laptops. Many products have cooling vents for air flow and are equipped with additional fans. Glass structures are immune to high humidity and temperature extremes, they have a long service life and retain their original operational properties for a long time.
The disadvantages of glass tables include their high price, the inability to use the product for storing household items and small items, and not always the aesthetic appearance of tangled wires that are clearly visible through the glass. A black or matte table will help to solve the problem.
With all the simplicity and ease of maintenance, tables require regular care and washing. This must be done due to clearly visible fingerprints, streaks and smudges. Also, the disadvantage is that the glass surface does not dampen noise, therefore, in order to avoid resonance, it is necessary to use decorative rubberized rugs.
In some models, plastic is used to make a retractable keyboard stand. It has a moderate sound-absorbing effect, which can slightly reduce key noise. Thus, glass computer tables are functionally slightly inferior to their wooden counterparts, and in terms of aesthetics, hygiene, convenience and appearance they are clearly superior.
Modern manufacturers produce a huge number of glass computer tables, differing from each other in the type of construction, dimensions, technical characteristics, design and functional properties.
The sizes of glass tables can be very different, but on condition that the length of the work surface cannot exceed 140 centimeters. This is due to the ability of the material to withstand certain loads, based on the permissible effect per centimeter of surface.
The height of the models usually starts from 68 cm, and 76 centimeters are considered the most comfortable parameters. The depth of the countertop should not be less than 80 cm. This is due to the fact that according to sanitary and hygienic standards, the distance from the screen to the user's eyes should be fifty or more centimeters.
The width of the table depends on the personal preferences of the user, and should be chosen taking into account the functions assigned to it. If you intend to use the tabletop not only for working at the computer, but also for writing, then it is recommended to choose the maximum 140 centimeters.
If a glass table is purchased to accommodate a laptop, a minimum width of 60 cm will suffice. Additional office equipment is usually located on superstructures, so the number of vertical shelves does not affect the area occupied by the table.
The design of glass tables allows you to organize a comfortable place for the user, while using products of small sizes.
Glass computer tables come in a wide variety of shapes and designs. In addition to traditional wall-mounted products of a straight configuration, corner models are very popular. Their advantage lies in the fact that the installation of a corner table allows more ergonomic use of the room space, using the "dead zone".
The type of placement of the computer on such a table can be perpendicular and diagonal. In the first case, the technique is placed in a corner, thereby freeing both sides of the table. In the second variant of placement, the computer is installed on one of the sides, while leaving the other surface free.
In addition to straight and angular options, oval tables are very popular, as well as models with smooth lines and rounded corners. Such specimens involve installation in large and medium-sized rooms.
In small rooms, their operation will not be rational due to the loss of usable space and the presence of unused space. In addition to traditional floor models, there are products with a wall type of attachment - console tables. They are fixed to the wall and are not supported on the floor. Mounted models are suitable for small rooms where it is not possible to equip a stationary workplace. They look stylish and impressive.
Bedside glass tables are L- or C-shaped, often adjustable in height and angle of the tabletop, latex wheels. The model is convenient for its miniature size and high mobility. Can be used as a coffee table and dining area in front of the TV. It is used only for placing laptops due to the lack of a compartment for the system unit, keyboard stand and small dimensions.
For the manufacture of computer tables, glass is used in combination with other materials. The frame of the products is made of lightweight alloys with a chrome or matte surface. When decorating the canvas, plexiglass inserts are used, and the combination with wooden elements allows you to choose a product in classic and retro styles. Glass can be transparent, frosted, tinted or have a pattern. When applying images, diamond engraving, photo printing are usually used, and sandblasting technology is used to give a volumetric effect.
The range of shades of glass tables is very wide. Due to the ability of glass not to be exposed to ultraviolet radiation, the surfaces of the tables retain their original color throughout the entire service life.
The color palette is not limited to classic white and black tones, you can often see red, yellow and combination models that combine several shades.
A wide range of colors of manufactured products provides huge opportunities for choosing a table for any interior color.
How to choose?
Before proceeding with the selection of a computer glass table, you need to decide on the functional purpose and future location of the product. If the table is purchased to organize a full-fledged workplace, you need to choose a model with superstructures and lower shelves. This will allow you to rationally place your scanner, printer, speakers and office supplies.
When using the model as not only a computer, but also a desk, it is necessary to purchase a product with a wide and deep tabletop. For these purposes, an angular model with a perpendicular position of the computer is quite suitable - one of the sides of the table with this arrangement is completely free for writing.
Choosing a table for a laptop, you can restrict yourself to a narrow product that can transform and adjust the position of the working surface. Also noteworthy are compact models for the home with a console type of attachment. Such tables will perfectly fit into techno, hi-tech and minimalism styles.
As a small-sized glass model, the bedside C-shaped model on wheels, equipped with a stand for a mug and an additional USB port, is also suitable. The metal frame can be either monolithic or made in the form of a bracket with a swivel mechanism that allows you to change the position of the tabletop.
Next, you should decide on a comfortable price range. This will allow you to narrow your search and concentrate on tables of the desired value. Then you need to decide on the style and color of the product. Glass tables are versatile enough to fit into many interiors.
When buying, it is necessary to check the presence of all components and the integrity of the glass sheet.
Glass computer tables are comfortable and functional furniture for home and office. They have an aesthetic appearance and are able to decorate any room. Thanks to a huge assortment with a wide variety of colors and designs, glass models take their rightful place in a modern interior.
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