Talk with your countertop installer about glass options
Ask an Indianapolis countertop installer for a glass option that resembles granite. | Photo courtesy of Rodney Brown
When it comes to creative and practical styles of countertops, glass is a fabulous building material that works well for modern counters. Glass is versatile and can come in different forms and shapes.
Manufacturers have found ways to produce different types of glass countertop styles that are durable and attractive with an easy-maintenance surface.
Consider discussing these glass options with your Indianapolis countertop installer:
New: Newly manufactured and tempered glass is usually at least 1/2 an inch thick and will provide an elegant and contemporary look for kitchens and bathrooms. The form and style is clear or clear and colored, frosted or frosted and colored and textured or textured and colored. The clear glass can come with a painted back so that the paint color from the back and underside shows through the front and top. Manufacturers use endless techniques to decorate the glass such as carving, sandblasting and texturing to achieve the decor styles for fabulous countertops.
Recycled and repurposed: Manufacturers have taken time to develop amazing countertops from recycled and repurposed glass. Exquisite masterpieces are formed and fit to home kitchens and bathroom retreats. Many types of glass are mixed together to create a terrazzo stone or granite appearance. Homeowners can choose the countertop material according to appearance and color. Sometimes semi-precious stones are added to the mix of glass and formed into ornate counters that transform the room into a palatial setting.
Tiles: Besides the one-piece counters so popular today, glass tiles make marvelous counters as well. Tiles and slabs can be created using newly tempered and recycled glass. The same color of smooth glass tiles can be fitted together on the tops of counters for a solid, smooth and seamless look. Different colored and textured tiles can also be put together in artistic patterns for countertops that demonstrate high art techniques.
The different types of glass countertops come with different levels of durability based on manufacturing techniques and style. Still, all glass types used for countertops are thoroughly tested for durability and endurance. No matter how many times glass is recycled; it does not lose its purity and high level of strength. Additionally, the glass for countertops is tested for scratch resistance so that the surface quality is not compromised and diminished over time and use. Some glass counters have special top and end treatments that give it added durability.
When it comes to maintenance, the surfaces of glass counters are finished to be spot and stain resistant as well as scratch resistant. No matter the style, its surface wipes clean with a damp and moist cloth. For glossy and shiny finishes, the user should wipe with a damp cloth and dry with a towel to prevent water marks and to maintain the shine.
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