There is nothing more stylish and elegant that a desk with a glass top, but how can you protect your corner desk glass from getting scratched and chipped? While it may seem like an impossible task, there are a few simple things that you can do to make sure that the scratches are kept to a minimum.
Your corner desk glass top shows ever little speck of dust and dirt, which means that it has to be cleaned on a regular basis. But even the act of cleaning your desk could scratch its glass top. Before grabbing that bottle of glass or window cleaner, dust off your desk first. If you spray window cleaner on your corner desk glass, trapping any dirt and then wiping it off, you could drag the particle of dirt across the glass, scratching it. Lighting dusting first will minimize the chance of this happening.
Use a Mouse Pad
With the most people opting for a wireless and/or optical mouse, mouse pads aren’t used as often. But with a glass top desk, you want to make sure that you are using a mouse pad. Moving your mouse around your desk top without a mouse pad can scratch your glass desk top.
If you use a laptop instead of a stationary PC, make sure that you use a laptop pad to protect your corner desk glass. While laptop pad were designed to keep your laptop cool, they can also prevent it from scratching up your desk.
Leather Desk Top
It used to be that if you wanted to protect a glass table top, you would put a lace doily down. Thankfully today we have more stylish and modern options. Like leather. Why not put down a leather desk top on the most used part of the glass? Or, if leather isn’t your thing, you can always make your own modern doily with a favorite piece of material and a rubber backing. Coasters also offer a fashionable alternative for protecting your glass top from such things as your coffee mug, pen holder, stapler and other office supplies.
Functional and Protective
You can also purchase a large desk calendar to protect your glass top. You can get desk calendars in a variety of styles and sizes to fit your desk. And you can keep track of appointments and assignments while protecting your desk.
When All Else Fails
Unfortunately scratches sometimes happen. If your corner desk glass does get a scratch in it, it’s not the end of the world, or the desk. You can purchase scratch remover at furniture and office supply stores.