Similar to granite, a glass countertop or surface can provide a unique, fresh look to any home or office and can also add a bright, spacious feeling to any room. There are a handful of different design varieties and options, along with a plethora of colors the customer can choose from.
Unique variations of glass countertops include clear, mottled textured, patterned, or crushed glass surfaces, amongst many other customizable patterns. Mottled glass is manufactured to have opaque, ring-shaped circles and areas, and there are many different patterns that can be etched or implemented in or within a glass design. Crushed glass is generally made as a by-product in manufacturing, but can be used in conjunction with another material, such as concrete or acrylic, to create a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly surface for your home. Depending on the aesthetics and look you want to provide the room or office, countertop edges can be cut in a curved or contoured fashion. Along with these design details and features, glass has many opaque and color variations you can choose from.
Glass surfaces are durable, but can shatter or chip easily with sharp or heavy objects. In addition, hand and fingerprints are easily noticeable on a glass surface and have to be cleaned constantly. Since glass is a non-porous material, it is easy to clean spills with a damp cloth, and glass surfaces do not harbor as many germs and bacteria as natural stone countertops. However, if you plan on using your countertop or surface for preparing food or as a cutting board, a butcher-block may better suit your needs. Glass countertops are heat resistant, so when setting down hot pots and pans or curling and flat irons, you will not have to worry about any damage.
Most glass surfaces range between $200 and $400, with the lower end being a simple, clear surface, and the higher cost paying for a design or use of recycled glass embedded in another durable material. Even at this price, most glass countertops are less expensive than all natural stone countertops, providing a cost-effective and eco-friendly surface solution.
If you are looking for a versatile countertop that can enhance any room or office space, contact us today to see how we can work together to customize a look that caters to your needs!