o The placement of the table _ o The size of the home _ o The budget for the table purchase _ Why Coffee Tables are Helpful _ Some small rooms require a table that can be functional. If this is the case, the table needs to be big enough to hold snacks, lamps, etc. The size of the family also needs to be considered and sometimes a couple of coffee tables will be necessary to meet the needs of a large group of people. Rectangular and square tables can be the answer to this decorating challenge. Round tables can also work but they can offer less surface area.
For this reason it is vitally important to check when purchasing a glass coffee table whether it has been made with tempered glass. Not only should you ask the sales assistant but you should seek confirmation that their response is truthful as it can be very hard to tell what type of glass a table is made from just by looking. You might consider it unlikely that it will shatter, but people do fall, particularly children. Even sitting on a table when distracted could cause it to shatter and inflict life shattering injuries. Many people suggest that in households with small children even a tempered glass coffee table is unsuitable as the possibility of it shattering is just too great. Of course, it is up to individual parents to make their own choices in this matter, but it is always best to err on the side of caution where safety is at stake. For parents who consider a glass coffee table an absolute necessity the option of safety films should also be looked into.