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Jun 6, 2008
A Look at Glass Countertops

Many people are surprised to know that glass is growing in popularity as a material used for making countertops. Most people think of Formica, laminates, or stone when they consider countertop materials. Glass countertops provide a unique and beautiful look that will compliment any room in your home.

Unique Design

Glass countertops provide a wide range of possibilities when you are designing or trying to match an existing design. Glass can be shaped and formed into just about anything, and it can also be colored to match any design.

One way to create an interesting look is to lay the glass countertop over some other type of material or design. This is an opportunity for you to let your imagination run wild. Whatever matches your dcor or personal taste can be used for this purpose. Colored glass is also a popular choice. This allows you to match almost any design or create a modern looking design of your own.

Glass countertops are also available in a number of different surface finishes. This can be done by a number of techniques, including sandblasting, melting, and shattering. All of these create an even more unique look.

Functionality

In addition to the beauty that glass countertops provide, they are also quite functional. Glass is non-porous, so it is very resistant to staining. It's also extremely easy to clean. Spills and messes are easily wiped up with a wet cloth. Glass countertops are also able to withstand high amounts of heat.

Hot items can be placed on glass without the risk of burning or scorching. The only thing you have to be careful of is scratching. Glass will scratch easily in some cases. Because the glass used for countertops is quite thick, it can withstand much weight without breaking. However, if the surface is hit, or if something heavy is dropped on it, it may chip or even shatter.

Check out your local home improvement store to find out if they offer glass countertops. If they don't, maybe they can point you in the direction of someone who does. These types of countertops should only be installed by professionals, for obvious reasons.

The last thing you want to do is pay all that money for your new countertop, only to get it home and chip or break it while you're trying to install it. It's well worth the extra money you will spend to have someone who knows what they are doing install it.
About the Author
Charlie Reese likes fixing countertops and discussing them. He also likes to give astrology and free psychic advice.
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