Beautiful Alternative For Patio Table Glass Replacement
Getting a patio table glass replacement would be somewhat inevitable if you keep a patio glass table in your yard. Even though glass materials are pretty and has this air of refined delicacy to its beauty, it is also delicate in the real sense and thus might be prone to breaking. However, as much as glass material tend to be easy to be broken, but it can be replaced once a crack is shown on its surface or once it gets old and broken in several places. The replacement might be also in the form of glass material, but oftentimes, it is wiser to opt for other charming alternative too, such as using tiles as a replacement to the glass surface, for example. Tile could give so many possibilities to a charming look, it could be arranged in the kind of mosaic design that appeals to you, or it could also be used as a simple surface covering by featuring a variegated glass tiles. Either way, replacing your patio table glass surface with tiles certainly is a charming alternative to consider. And what’s great about refurbishing your glass patio table with tile is that you can do it by yourself as it is relatively easy!
However, before you rush into the patio table glass replacement process, you first need to consider several things regarding the condition of your patio table. First thing first, keep in mind whether or not your patio table had an opening for an umbrella, and include it in your calculation of design. More importantly, you should choose a table base that is stable, which is wide enough to support the weight of all the tiles. Since tiles are undoubtedly heavier than glass, then this matter need to be seriously taken into account, or else, you would find your patio table toppled or tipping over when bumped from time to time. After you plan your design well and include some other crucial things mentioned above in the plan, then you are all set to go into the replacement process.
The first thing that you need to do before getting any replacing job done is to do some clean up around the area of the base and remove unnecessary remnants of dust and dirt. Remnants like mortar, fasteners, or glue from the old glass could hinder your work so make sure you clean up everything thoroughly. After that, measure the area inside of the table-top frame in order to make it easier later for you to place the tiles. After that, cut a paper pattern of the spot that you are planning to tile and after that cut a 5/8 inches of plywood. This later would be used to fit inside the frame. After that, paint the plywood with waterproofing sealer to protect it from elements. Next, place it inside the table-top frame and apply small amount of mortar onto it. Start to place your tiles on the mortared area, wait until everything dries. Once everything done, clean up excessive remnants from the patio table glass replacement and put everything back together.