Wood vs. Glass Dining Sets: What’s Right for You?

If you’re in the market for a new dining set, you might have a decent idea of what you’re looking for. But if you don’t, we want to make this process as stress-free as possible. Deciding the material you want your table and chairs to be made from is one of the first decisions you can make, and will drastically cut down on all of the options – in a good way! Instead of having thousands of pieces to choose from, you’ll have hundreds of different styles. At Chair Fair, we have an extensive inventory of wood and glass dining sets for you to peruse.

Wood Dining Sets

Let’s start with wood. Wood is one of the most primitive and versatile building materials. It’s arguably the perfect choice for most dining sets. Although it can periodically take a little more effort to clean and maintain, it will last a lifetime with minimal wear & tear if taken care of correctly. Hardwood tables made of mahogany, teakwood, walnut, or maple are durable and built to last. Choosing a table with an intentionally weathered design can also help disguise any knicks or scrapes from the hustle and bustle of family life.

Glass Dining Sets

Another popular option is glass. Glass table tops are traditionally paired with metal chairs and legs, so they tend to be easier to clean than wooden sets. Additionally, the reflective surface makes them perfect for smaller rooms or rooms that need more light. If you’re worried about glass breaking, don’t be! Most models today are made from tempered glass, so they hold their own against possible damage.

Once you decide on the material, you also need to think about the shape and size of your set. Big sets are ideal for big family meals, but they can seem cramped or look out of place in a smaller room. Choosing a shape can also play a role in how well it fits in a space. Designers say that tables that mirror the shape of the room look the best.

At Chair Fair, we have thousands of dining sets for you to choose from. Come on down to our showroom on Washington Street in Weymouth, Massachusetts. One of our expert staff can help you pick a table and chairs that are perfect for your home.