Glass â€“ Itâ€™s Not Just for Windows Anymore!comments (2) July 30th, 2012 in Project Gallery
Move over laminates, granite and corian â€“ glass countertops have hit the stage and people are taking notice. From simple solid slabs to wild curves, textures and colors, glass is becoming more popular as homeowners who are remodeling look to add something new. It is an exceptional product whether you are looking for something easy to maintain and care for or you want to add that wow factor.Â
A glass countertop is an extremely durable and functional product that comes in varying thicknesses from delicate (1/8") to bold (18"). Proven to be as strong as granite, under typical use a glass countertop should not break, chip, crack, or shatter.Â That does not mean you should attempt to dance or throw hot coals on your glass countertop. Protect it as you would any other surface by limiting its use to what it was intended for and using trivets under hot pans and dishes. Glass can resist high temperatures, however breakage near fine edges or sharp corners are still possible.
Unlike some other countertop materials, glass is a non-porous surface. There is no need to worry about it staining, harboring germs or bacteria, or being affected by harsh chemicals. It is non-absorbent and resistant to mold and mildew. Using the same glass cleaner that you use for other glass products in your home will ensure that it maintains it original beauty for years to come.Â
Glass is a great option for any size kitchen. Due to its naturally reflective nature, a glass countertop will help to give the appearance of a more spacious and bright kitchen. The light from inside as well as natural light from outside will dance and bounce off of a glass countertop illuminating the whole room. The end result is a dynamic and brilliant piece of art that blends with the surrounding area and brings the outside in.Â
From the traditional to the modern and eclectic, a glass countertop can be personalized to fit any style. From basic solids to custom hand-painted and everything in between glass offers an amazing range of color choices. Add to that the array of texture and style options and the possibilities are infinite. Combining exceptional form with functionality, glass can be curved, shaped, molded and sculpted to fit any space and tie into any design.Â
If remodeling your kitchen is on your to-do list and low maintenance and visually stunning is what you are looking for, consider glass countertops. Whether you prefer the more understated look of a clear or frosted glass, or you want your countertop to amaze with brilliant color and wild textures, the versatility of glass is helping bring kitchen design to a whole new level.
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