The central part of any living room, dining room or kitchen is the table. The furniture industry is constantly developing, new technologies allow us to use a variety of materials. Modern option for such furniture steel transformers made of glass with folding mechanisms.
Advantages and disadvantages
The main advantage of glass folding tables is multifunctionality. Glass table can be a place to eat, view business paper, decor element. Domestic accessories can be used as places to store various types of items. Such a furniture accessory is suitable for spacious premises and rooms of modest sizes.
In folded state He compact, If necessary, you can increase the surface area, accommodate all guests and households. This is the most suitable option for saving space. Glass surfaces look elegantly and have a wide range of. They enter the space lightness and airiness, Being decoration of any interior. Due to the massive countertops, such products have a lot of weight, so stable and do not slide on the surface of the floor covering.
The few disadvantages mainly concern how the decline is carried out: it is easy or for this will make an effort if people can cope with this process without special skills.
If there are children in the house, you need to make sure that Accessories cannot harm them. The minus material is the cold surface and the need for gentle operation, so as not to scratch the surface. There are another nuance: loud sounds when contacting the dishes with a tabletop. To get rid of them, you have to use napkins.
By intended purpose, glass folding tables can be:
The height of these types of tables is obeys the height of the furniture seating. Width is calculated in accordance with the estimated number of people placed behind them.
Depending on the form, several models are distinguished:
- Round (turn into oval);
- square (turn into rectangular or oval);
Each model has its advantages. For example, tables in the form of oval and a circle are more ergonomic, allow you to place more people at the table. Square and rectangle fit perfectly into the angle, installed along the wall and save space.
The area of the table tops increases with special devices:
- CARGA mechanisms that make options with a separate or rotary central insert, retractable lateral inserts, sliding legs;
- Berdowless implies the fastening of the guides to the tabletop or the podstol;
- The described side parts on the hinges or one of the layers of two-layer countertops are protruding in the role of the folding part
- The transformer table in which you can change the width and height (the coffee table can turn into a dining or writing).
Transformation mechanisms are:
- synchronized (when exposed to one part, another is automatically lifted);
- inconspicuous (when each part is acting separately).
When choosing a mechanism, it is necessary to take into account the attachment to the tabletop, reliability, functionality and aesthetics.
Glass has a number of advantages, the main of which are:
- Strength (tempered with high temperature, it is resistant to mechanical damage);
- hygienicity (the material does not absorb liquids and other substances, does not contribute to the reproduction of bacteria);
- moisture resistance (not softened under the influence of water);
- heat resistance (not mowed from touching hot objects);
- Safety (not toxic, does not cause allergies);
- Combination with other materials.
Fully made of glass make small decorative models. The most common combined accessories with a glass countertop or its part. For a podstoly, frame and legs use metal, wood or plastic. It is from them that the mechanism of folding transformer tables depends.
Metal is one of the most durable and reliable materials. Metal supports have an attractive appearance suitable for traditional and modern stylistic directions. They can be forged, litas made of profile. Square, round, matte, glossy, painted or untreated – the choice of models is huge.
The tree significantly increases the cost of the product, due to naturalness and external nobility takes no less popular. More solid wood breeds (oak, beech, birch, larch) are preferred for supports. Improved types of plastic strong and wear-resistant. Light weight, ease of care and affordable cost – its main advantages.
Like other characteristics of a particular model, the color must match the total color range of the room. Several types of glass are isolated:
- Normal (transparent with a bluish or green tint);
- lightened (with reduced impurities);
- matte (satined monophonic or patterned);
- Color (tinted, painted in production in mass);
- Painted enamel (stained on the one hand, fixed under high temperature mode, applied to transparent or tinted);
- triplex (one of the layers is laminated, which gives a wide selection of monophonic and textured options);
Sandblasting or photo printing allow you to create patterns, drawings and images on the glass. Choosing color, focus on what product is intended for. Extravagant red color actively, black oppress. Optimal colors of the kitchen table are all shades of blue and green, they contribute to the appetite, soothe the nervous system. For the table in the living room, bright colors (for example, orange), cozy brown or contrast combination of black with white.
There are dozens of models of imported and domestic manufacturers in the modern furniture market. Choosing between large and small organizations, give preference to the first: they have more opportunities to control raw materials and construct improved models. Among import brands are popular manufacturers Italy, Germany, Spain, England, France, Ukraine, Belarus. In recent years, the delivery of Chinese firms is gaining momentum.
Among Italian manufacturers, good grades deserve:
- Tizianno Moletta;
- VACCARI INTERNATIONAL;
- Tonelli Design.
The Russian brands that are most popular include:
- “Legion Furniture”;
Domestic glass furniture is not inferior to foreign in quality and appearance due to the continuity of production technologies and quality control of finished products. Its important advantages are low cost and smaller manufacturer terms.
Ideas in the interior
Glass tables – relatively new tremor, but they found their place in the classically decorated interior. Fancy patterns, ornaments, inserts with gilding perfectly complement the threads and curved forms.
Modern versions are diverse. Minimalistly reserved models in which the only decor can be a form or gloss metal parts, bordered with multicolor. They become way of expressing individuality, active life position.
The image on the entire surface of the table top or its parts can be a bright or unobtrusive color accent. Fantasy color combination, outline countertops or supports. The main thing is that in all the diversity of forms and colors there was harmony and consistency.
New Trend Time – Use Neutral Tones. In this case, the transparent table is indispensable: with a certain lighting and competent selection of textures and materials, a hidden charm appears in it. Various combinations of frosted and transparent coating can make a serious competition with color models.
Glass tables can be a central part of any living room, serve as a coffee table, stand for equipment, figurines, VAZ, if necessary, transforming for comfortable eating or working on a laptop. With this kind of furniture, you can successfully simulate space. This especially concerns small dark rooms. Light mirror surfaces, reflecting light, visually make room more and lighter. For spacious premises, any color of the coloring and shape of the table will suit.
In the next video, you will see a review of the glass folding table T-217 DAOSUN.