There is a huge difference! Clear finish does protect the beauty of your wood on the tops of dining tables, coffee tables, vanities, bars, kitchen islands and desks. These pieces of furniture usually experience heavy use or a continual presence of water or other liquids. Having liquid glass applied to the top not only completely seals the wood against the damage these situations can cause to the finish, but the wood as well. To top it all off, the liquid glass looks sensational.
Liquid glass is not hot molten liquid glass poured onto wood. That would burn the wood. We've been asked that a couple times now. Liquid Glass also is not as hard as a sheet of glass. You should not set a dish straight out of the oven on your liquid glass table, it will mar the liquid glass finish. You shouldn't do that to any table really.
You can watch the process of liquid glass being applied to a vanity top at Lakeland Mills. We think you'll find it pretty interesting.