Glass Counter Tops
Glass counter-tops are being used all over the globe as the realisation of its durability is becoming more recognised. The common belief amongst people is that glass is fragile and cannot with stand any such force. This is quite the contrary, as building glass is different to the normal household glassware.
Glass counter-tops are made from Cast Glass, a molten glass that is poured into moulds and allowed time to solidify. It is this process that allows the glass the become very strong and durable like its opponents granite and marble.
Glass is a pure material which is also non-porous, meaning it will not be affected by the use of chemicals. Glass counter-tops is one of the most hygienic counter-tops available on the market, so for the environmental and health conscious who prefer a chemical free cleaning process a solution of water and vinegar will ensure your counter-top is clean and continues to look new for years.
Although glass counter-tops are heat resistant and can resist very high temperatures it is not recommended putting extremely hot pots or pans directly on to the surface. We recommend using a trivet whenever possible as there is no guarantee against breakage if the counter-top encounters thermal shock. Thermal shock is the main cause for most counter-tops to split and/or crack. All natural stones have the tendency to expand and contract with different temperatures therefore the safe practice method of using a trivet should also be practised on granite and marble counter-tops
Listed below are the benefits of using glass counter-tops
- High-end appearance making it a focal point of the area
- Most hygienic counter-top available on the market
- Maintenance free
- No cross-contamination
- Impervious, unable to be stained
- Heat resistant
- Textured finish allows common wear and scratches to go unnoticed
- Suitable for any counter-top application
- Add brightness to the area
- Can be LED illuminated