If you’re looking for a unique design for your kitchen, you might consider recycled glass countertops. These beautiful countertops turn out a little different with each production and can be tailored to your preferences, so you know you will be getting a completely one-of-a-kind look for your home. The recycled glass is eco-friendly, so you can feel good about doing your part to help the environment.
Many people aren’t very familiar with recycled glass countertops, since they aren’t one of the more popular choices for countertops. Here are a few things to know as you are considering recycled glass for your countertops.
These countertops vary in their construction. Some recycled glass countertops are made entirely from recycled glass, but most are made up of recycled glass pieces held together with some type of binder. This type of construction gives the countertop a mosaic-type look, which is very unique and can make a great statement in your home. The binder that holds the glass pieces together is either cement or resin, and which one you choose will have an impact on the maintenance of the counter. Cement-based counters are porous and require a sealer to be applied periodically to prevent damage to the surface and staining. Resin-based counters are non-porous and don’t require a sealer, so they are a little more durable when it comes to stains.
As the name implies, recycled glass countertops are made from recycled glass, which is a plus for the environment. However, if you choose the more commonly made counters with the binder, these are not necessarily eco-friendly. Cement and resin production for these counters will have the same environmental impact as they would if they were being produced for another product. If you really want an eco-friendly counter, choose the countertop made entirely from recycled glass, not the composite version.
Recycled glass countertops are a great choice if you are looking for a statement piece for your home. Our flawless installation will help you achieve the perfect look and design you have in mind for your kitchen. Contact us today to learn more!