All About Glass Kitchen Countertops

Glass kitchen countertops, Long Beach Township, are a popular option along with other materials like granite and engineered quartz. Glass is not just for windows or tiles, it can be a modern and attractive option for kitchens today. It is beautiful and is a non-traditional choice for people who want something contemporary and different in their homes. Glass is non-porous so it is safe for preparing food and it is easy to clean up spills should they happen and will not stain. There is an unlimited range of options when it comes to design and you have choices in texture, edging, shape, thickness, detailing and more. You can have the glass shaped from one piece so you have no seams to deal with and they can handle hot pots and pans being placed on them. They are both functional as a kitchen countertop and attractive.


The basic color of a glass kitchen countertop is a slight green at first and then things are done to the glass according to your preferences. If you want a more translucent color then they tint the back of the glass. If you want something more opaque then they add a special coating to the back of the glass. Installers of kitchen countertops Toms River can also install them in different ways to get different visual effects. They come in a range of different thicknesses, usually between ½ inch to 1 inch and the more popular choice amongst owners is between ½ inch and ¾ inch. In terms of weight that means a ¾ inch glass can weigh 10lbs per square foot of countertop you use.

You can personalize the countertops as much as you want in terms of texture and such. You can have embedded art or combine it with another material to create something unique like textured stainless steel. Textures are created on these kitchen countertops Long Beach Township using three surface treatments, slumping, sandblasting and shattering. The first is when glass is melted into forms and patterns that are embossed in the glass underneath. The second is used to create patterns or a fogging effect in the glass. The third is to shatter and laminate the shattered glass in between layers of unshattered glass.


Glass kitchen countertops Toms River or anywhere have a place in some homes depending on style, taste and budget. But they are practical for being used in the kitchen. They can take heat of up to 700 degrees without the glass cracking, though using trivets is still a good idea to keep it in great condition. They can handle a lot of weight but dropping something heavy from a high height can cause chipping or might even shatter it. If that happens this is not a material that can easily be repaired, it would need to be replaced. Glass does show up your fingerprints easily too. For these reasons it might be a great option for homes with adults only who can control where they touch and avoid cracking the surface.