Whiteboards, a modern solution to the age-old chalk dust problem, come in many different materials, including porcelain, painted steel, and melamine. If that weren’t enough, they now also come in glass. Sleek and polished, glass whiteboards look great in offices and classrooms alike, and because glass is a nonporous, smooth material, dry-erase markers won’t stain its surface. Browse our selection of the best options, below.
1. Quartet Glass Whiteboard
This frosted glass board is an attractive and reliable pick that comes in three sizes, from 2 by 1.5 feet to this 3-by-4-foot version (larger sizes are available here). The frameless design makes the board appear as if it’s floating on the wall, and the nonabsorbent glass lets you write and erase without having to worry about stains, streaks, and ghosting. The pass-through mount design makes installation simple, and you can hang the board either vertically or horizontally. The product comes complete with a removable accessory tray and marker, so you can get to writing right away.
2. Audio-Visual Direct Glass Dry Erase Board Set
Available in a range of sizes (we like this useful 4-by-3-foot version), this whiteboard has a frameless design and pass-through mounting system. Backed with metal, the board has a low-grade magnetic force that works well with high-strength magnets. While many glass boards are transparent or frosted, this product is available in white and comes complete with a template, magnet set, aluminum marker tray, metal mounts, and wall anchors. Audio-Visual Direct also sells a stand for their 4-by-3-foot boards—a great option if you can’t, or don’t want to, install a whiteboard on your wall. The powder-coated steel stand has swivel mounts so you can angle the board and lockable casters so it stays in place while writing and erasing.
3. U Brands Glass Dry Erase Board
Available at a fraction of the cost of other options on this list, this whiteboard is a great pick for those on a budget who seek the expensive look of a glass whiteboard. It’s also ideal for classrooms, as it comes in large sizes—the smallest is 35 by 23 inches, and the largest, 96 by 47 inches. Students will have plenty of space to work alongside each other when the situation arises! This board can also be mounted either vertically or horizontally, but note that it is not magnetic and has a slightly green tint. The frosted glass provides a nice contrast for markers and is tempered for added durability. The universal hanging system and included hardware and instructions make mounting a breeze. Be sure to not leave writing up for long, as staining may happen.
4. J&J Worldwide Magnetic Glass Whiteboard
Jazz up your work space or studio with this retro-colored green board. Made of tempered glass, it measures 47 by 35 inches and comes with markets, an eraser, magnets, and a tray to hold accessories. Though more fun than classic whiteboards, this frameless board still looks polished. The surface is very smooth and the colors help to reduce the effect of sun glare.