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December 07, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Will Love Kitchen Glass Countertops

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kitchen glass countertopsThough kitchen glass countertops are not always the first thing that come to mind when you think of counter surfaces, they are, in fact, a very good material for this purpose in terms of both appearance and practicality.

While kitchen glass countertops may bring a non-traditional look to your home, they are still very well suited to both conventional and contemporary styles. They can be transparent, translucent, or opaque, and can give a kitchen a bright, fresh, and roomy feeling. When you’re going to be remodeling your kitchen, consider the following additional reasons that you will love kitchen glass countertops.

 

Reason 1: kitchen glass countertops are customizable to your taste

Instead of having to settle for counters that have been mass produced in order to fit most kitchens and suit the colors and patterns that are popular are the time, kitchen glass countertops are fully customizable in terms of color, shape, edge, texture, thickness, and other preferences. They can be etched, have artwork included in them, patterned, grooved, sandblasted, or entirely smooth.

Reason 2: kitchen glass countertops are easy to keep clean and hygienic

Maintaining kitchen glass countertops is simply a matter of keeping them clean. Cleaning them involves wiping them down and drying them to avoid water spots. Dish soap or gentle, nonabrasive cleaners can be used on the surface. Unlike natural stone, they never have to be treated or sealed. They are moisture and stain resistant because they are non porous, so you won’t need to worry about dealing with most types of staining, bacteria, mold, or mildew growth.

Reason 3: kitchen glass countertops are very durable

Kitchen glass countertops are extremely strong and highly durable. It can resist heats up to 700 degrees, so many hot pots can be rested directly onto the surface of the counter without worrying about damaging the appearance. That said, glass, like most other counter materials, can be scratched, so it is advisable to use a cutting board or butcher block when you’re chopping and slicing.

Reason 4: kitchen glass countertops can feature unique lighting

Kitchen glass countertops that are clear or translucent have the unique ability to be lit from underneath. This can make them both visually appealing and add elegant and dramatic ambiance to the room, which is beneficial while entertaining or when your family is gathered to eat in the evening. No other counter material is capable of achieving the ornamental appearance and depth that results from lighting under the surface.

Reason 5: kitchen glass countertops can be environmentally friendly

Kitchen glass countertops are perfect when you’re trying to be green about your remodeling efforts. Many are manufactured from recycled and repurposed materials and are made with nontoxic materials that are safe for both you and the environment. No chemical sealants are required to maintain these surfaces. Moreover, many years down the road when you decide it’s time to change the look of your kitchen, these surfaces are recyclable or can be broken down to be made into all new kitchen glass countertops.

These are only a few of the most common reasons that kitchen glass countertops are becoming increasingly popular and that you will love having one as a part of your own d├ęcor and food prep area.





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