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There are several advantages to having a round glass kitchen table over other round tables and over tables made of other materials. However, there are instances where a glass table is not appropriate. If you are thinking about redecorating your kitchen or breakfast nook, then you should strongly reconsider a circular glass table.
Round tables are preferable to other shaped tables for many reasons. First, they are much more conducive to conversation. When people are sitting at a rectangular table then you are limited to talking to the people directly beside you because you need to lean very far in or out to see the people on two or three spaces down. If you are sitting on the long side of the table, you may be able to talk to the person directly across from you as well. In contrast, at a round kitchen table, you can easily talk to anyone. The guests two or three spaces away are actually closer to being across from you, so it is easy to have a conversation.
In addition, you do not need to turn your head as far for conversation. At a rectangular table, you need to turn a full ninety degrees to talk to the person next to you unless you are at the end of the table. With a round breakfast table, you only need to slightly turn your head to have a conversation with you neighbor. Finally, round kitchen tables are better if you do a lot of entertaining and frequently have guests who may not know each other well. The round table encourages discussions where everyone is involved because it is harder to ignore someone you can look directly at.
Having a glass table to rather than wood can be helpful for cleaning purposes. Glass wipes up easily and is not porous so you do not have to worry about spills seeping into the table top and permanently staining. Glass is also nice if you are looking to continue an open air feeling from your kitchen. For example, if your kitchen cabinets have no doors and there are lots of windows in the kitchen, a glass table will fit in nicely.
On the other hand, glass scratches easily and can be broken. So, if you have small children, you might consider another material of construction for your round kitchen table.