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15 Mar

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Be the Envy of Your Friends with Glass Bar Tops from CGD Glass Countertops

March 15, 2016 | By |

There are many benefits to having your very own home bar. You will be the hit of the block, and your friends and family will want to come over and hang out at your house. You know that your favorite drinks will always be available. You will personally clean your home bar, making it more hygienic than the pub five minutes away. You can save money compared to spending a lot on a night of drinking. Also, at the end of a fun evening, you’re already home, so there’s no risk of drunk driving.

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If you’re considering getting your very own home bar to rival any establishments near you, you should think about more than just which brands of alcohol you plan to serve. The appearance of the bar itself also matters a lot. This part of the house will be your refuge, so it should be appealing. Glass bar tops from CGD Glass Countertops are an ideal solution. Used for both commercial pubs and residential home bars, CGD specializes in stunning glass products.

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Don’t worry about fragility; all glass items from CGD Glass Countertops are thick, sturdy, and sure to last. You can choose the thickness of the glass for your bar top, such as 1 ½ inches thick, 1-inch-thick, ¾ inches thick, or ½ inch thick. If you have a mental blueprint of what your ideal home bar would look like, contact CGD. The talented staff here can make the bar top to your specifications, letting you choose what the glass will look like, what the edges will look like, whether you want the glass colored, and whether you want a surface treatment.

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Start with an ultra-clear or aqua blue glass base with one of the thicknesses mentioned above. Next, choose from a range of textures to give your glass some character. Whether you want your bar top to look frosted, marbled, wavy, or lined, you can find these and more textures when you shop at CGD Glass Countertops. You can even ask for textured edges to match your bar top. Surface treatments can add even more interesting visual appeal.

Colorful glass will certainly attract your neighbors and buddies on weekends. The colors of the rainbow are yours to choose from, including hues like metallic jet blue, silver metallic, red, opaque amber, copper, charcoal gray, dark brown, gold, green, yellow, multicolored, and more. A substrate is worth considering if you’ve kept your textures sparse until this point. Colorfully painted glass really lets your textures shine.

Lastly, consider lighting up your bar with LED lights beneath the bar top from CGD Glass Countertops. This unique finishing touch adds a modern look to your bar that will make all your friends abandon their local pub to come hang out with you. Select from white LED lights or color-changing LED lights. No matter which you choose, your home bar is going to look fantastic. To get started customizing your glass bar top today, contact CGD Glass Countertops.

29 Feb

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Glass Doors from CGD Glass Countertops Add Sophistication to Any Room

February 29, 2016 | By |

The doors in your home provide safety, security, and privacy. However, you have to admit that they look less than appealing. Maybe your home came with cheap wooden interior doors where the faux wood paneling has peeled off. Perhaps your doors came painted, and even though you repainted them a few years ago, the color has faded and the paint has chipped. Even your front door is looking a little sad.

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Instead of buying wooden replacement doors, consider going the glass route. Gorgeous glass doors from CGD Glass Countertops are thick and durable while still looking much more attractive than those old wooden doors. If your house is feeling a bit dated, step into the 21st century with frameless glass doors. These give any room a contemporary, updated appearance without you having to change any décor or items in the room itself.

Everyone loves a bright, sunny, open space. With glass doors from CGD Glass Countertops, the light can come right in, naturally illuminating the room. Normally, to get more natural light, you’d have to pay a lot of money to get bigger windows installed. Otherwise, you’d just have to invest in new lighting fixtures. Making a simple switch like going from wooden to glass doors provides all the natural light you need without the excessive cost.

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Of course, your biggest concern with glass doors is probably privacy. After all, glass is quite transparent, and you don’t necessarily want someone to be able to see what’s going on in the next room through the door. At CGD Glass Countertops, how much privacy you get with your glass door is up to you. You can leave the door completely transparent, choose a textured glass to prevent prying eyes, or mix both transparent and textured glass for beautiful results.

In fact, you can customize all elements of your glass door from CGD Glass Countertops. You take your own measurements and send them in when you contact the company for a quote. You can also select from different textures, included a folded style, an avalanche style with deep cuts, a galaxy style with a raised texture, a stream style to mimic rolling currents, a frosted sandstorm style, an ultra-clear sandstorm style, and a melting ice style.

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CGD Glass Countertops also specializes in colored glass. If you want your whole door a specific color, the choice is yours. You can also opt to get just portions of the door made with stunning colored glass that is sure to impress. No matter the hue you want, CGD carries it. Just some of the rainbow of colors you can choose from include gold, deep red, rich blue, copper, metallic green, vivid orange, sunny yellow, pale sky blue, and silver.

By infusing the glass with color, the delicate patterns of the textured glass become that much more apparent. Whether you want a new front door, you need replacement doors inside the house, or you’re shopping around for a new office door, at CGD Glass Countertops, you can find the perfect glass door for you.

15 Feb

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Glass Furniture From CGD Is the Perfect Addition for Your Home Remodeling Project

February 15, 2016 | By |

When it comes to nice furniture, the materials that probably first come to mind include lush ones like leather, velvet, and other fabrics. While these certainly make an impact, they dull in comparison to the stunning beauty of glass furniture. Much simpler to clean and maintain since you can simply wipe away stains, crumbs, dust, and spills, glass furniture from CGD Glass is an ideal choice for your next home remodeling project. These beautiful tables, entertainment centers, and desks are made of thick, durable glass, making these a wonderful investment.

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No matter how much space you have, there’s room somewhere in the house or apartment for a glass table from CGD Glass. You can get a simple end table with a round or circular top or you can choose a larger table. Even dining room tables are available. These are anything but boring, as you can choose from smooth transparent glass to various textures like frosted, beveled, and more.

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Backpainting the glass provides color and shine. It also lets some glass textures look more easily visible. You can select from whichever glass color best suits your home. At CGD Glass, if you see a glass table that you like but it doesn’t quite fit your needs or your budget, you can customize it to your liking, making alterations to its size, texture, or color. The choice is always yours.

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A glass TV stand is a very cool choice. Reinforced with metal hardware, you can pick from frosted glass or transparent glass for this home addition. The simplicity of this glass means that if you’re storing your favorite movies or video games that you can easily see them all. If you’ve fallen in love with glass, an entertainment center with some backpainting will make you the envy of the block. Don’t be surprised if your friends always want to go to your house for a movie night when you can choose vivid backpainted colors like white and red.

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Glass can look very professional, making it the perfect material to use when designing a desk for the home or office. CGD Glass does commercial projects too. A desk made of wood and metal but finished with a translucent glass top will be your new favorite place to hold meetings, chat during a conference call, and get some extra work done. Since glass is so sturdy, feel free to put your laptop, files, and office supplies on this desk.

Ordering glass furniture from CGD Glass is easy. You simply choose which item you want, the type of glass, the size of the product, and all other measurements and send us a message!. Then you will receive a quote and work can begin from there. With glass furniture from CGD Glass, you can liven up rooms without having to gut them and start all over again. A glass table, entertainment center, or desk will be the focal point of the room.

01 Feb

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Glass Backsplashes from CGD Glass Are Functional and Appealing

February 1, 2016 | By |

Oh no, what a mess! Whether it’s splattered cooking juices or water from your sink, your walls and sometimes even your cabinets take the brunt of the damage from your cooking adventures. Why be forced to clean up these areas each and every time you’re in the kitchen when you can have a backsplash instead? Backsplashing is an extra layer of wood, tile, marble, glass, or any other material that keeps walls safe from liquid seepage. Even better, you can design yours yourself when you order backsplash glass from CGD Glass.

Glass is a durable and attractive material. Cleanup is easy, as you only need a wet paper towel or a cloth to wipe this down after cooking. When shopping at CGD Glass, you can customize all parts of your backsplash, such as the texture of the glass. The scrolls style looks only slightly worn on some parts of the glass for an interesting look. The avalanche style has deeper cuts throughout the glass. The semi-frost sandstorm option is touchably smooth and wavy. You can also opt for the ultra-clear sandstorm glass with even greater transparency. The melting ice style looks like just that.

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When many people think of glass, they tend to think of it as colorless and just translucent. If you order backsplashing glass that’s at least 1 inch, ¾ inches, or 3/8 inches thick, CGD Glass will gladly let you choose from a rainbow of glass colors that are back-painted for bright vibrancy. If your kitchen is already a certain color, being able to match your backsplashing glass is quite useful. Select from hues like white, silver metallic, red, metallic medium gold beige, jet blue metallic, gray, metallic dark beige, and standard beige.

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If you want a truly unique kitchen wall, one that will stun family, friends, and visitors, you can also have textured and colorful glass that is sure to impress. The white raised glass has a slightly bumpy texture; you can also get this in silver. Choose from three gold options of various levels of metallic shininess. The crisp dark brown would go with most wood interiors, and the copper would be a nice pop of color against sturdy oak cabinets. Wavy blue is for the truly bold. Those who want more traditional colors may prefer charcoal gray, black, and amber opaque.

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Lastly, you can get an RGB or LED light for your backsplash. Backlighting your backsplash in a colorful, bright glow is a one-of-a-kind touch. If you do a lot of your cooking at night, the light will ensure that you can clean up splashes easily without missing any spots. White lights show off the lovely glass texture that you chose, and color-changing RGB or LED lights subtly shift from one pastel hue to another.

No matter what kind of kitchen you have and what look that you envisioned for your backsplash, it’s possible when you shop at CGD Glass. Stop wasting precious time cleaning your walls after cooking when you can have a beautiful backsplash. Call or email CGD Glass today to start shopping.

21 Jan

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5 Interesting Facts About Recycling Glass

January 21, 2016 | By |

Although we here at CBD Glass do not create recycled glass countertops, we take pride in the fact that all of the glass materials we produce are 100% recyclable. In today’s article we’d like to share 5 interesting facts about the glass recycling industry you may not know!

#1 – Glass can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity!

Unlike many other recyclables like plastic & paper products, glass can continually go through the recycling process and maintain its integrity.  This makes glass products one of the most environmentally safe sectors as they are infinitely recyclable.

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#2 – Glass is 100% recyclable

What does it mean to be 100% recyclable? It means that all parts of the glass products can be recycled! Many other recyclables need to be sectioned to remove parts that cannot be used in the recycling process, while all parts of glass products can be re-used endlessly.

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#3 – Recycled glass returns to sand

Recycled glass is processed into a form called “cullet”, which is essentially powdered glass.  This cullet resembles sand and is furnace ready recycled glass material used for production.

#4 – More than 1 ton of natural resources are preserved per 1 ton of glass that has been recycled.

This means that quite simply, the production of recycled glass pound for pound saves the same amount of natural resources.

#5 – Over 3 MILLION TONS of recycled glass is purchased annually!

That’s a lot of recycled glass!

04 Jan

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Concrete Countertops vs Glass Countertops

January 4, 2016 | By |

The increase in popularity for different countertop materials is well under way and two of the most trending materials are concrete & glass.  Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of both materials:

Concrete Countertops Pros & Cons

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Concrete is essentially a building material that is produced by mixing a load of broken up gravel, cement, water, & sand which is then molded into a variety of forms and hardened.  In the case of concrete as a countertop material, many other elements can be added such as pieces of glass and other decorative items.

Pros:

  • Versatile
  • Can be molded into a variety of different shapes and sizes
  • Can be colored & polished to achieve many different looks
  • Heat resistant
  • Resistant to most household chemicals

Cons:

  • Chips and cracks can happen easily
  • Installation is tricky and very costly
  • Concrete is a porous material that can stain relatively easily
  • Patterning tends to be inconsistent
  • Must be waxed every 3 months to protect a covered sealant
  • Color is susceptible to fading over time
  • Scratching is a real possibility
  • As expensive as granite without the durability

 Glass Countertop Pros and Cons

 

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Glass countertops are the specialty of CBD Glass, made from melted sand and silica, glass is a fantastic countertop material because of it’s elegance, versatility, and beauty.  They can also be customized using LED underlighting and a variety of different colors.

Pros:

  • Versatile, easy to form shapes with
  • Can create unique layers to add lighting, space, or artwork
  • Non-Porous
  • Heat Resistant
  • Low Maintenance and Easy to Clean
  • Various textures to choose from
  • Highly Customizable

Cons:

  • Finding High quality glass manufactures may be difficult
  • Expensive
  • Repairs may be difficult
  • Sharp objects may scratch surface

To learn more about how glass countertops stack up against other materials, contact us today!

15 Dec

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Glass Countertops for Retail

December 15, 2015 | By |

Our glass counters and glass countertops are world renowned for their beautiful, unique, and functional design.  However most people think of our glass counters for kitchen & bathroom purposes.  Our unique glass counters are also perfect for retail uses and commercial uses as well.  Some of the more popular retail uses are for cafe’s and bars, as well as many high-end boutiques and store fronts.  Let’s look at some examples of our glass counters being used in retail:

#1 – Cafe Counter

The above example comes from the Three Buddhas cafe in San Francisco, if features our Melting Ice texture with Cool White LED underlighting.

#2 – Restaurant/Bar

The above examples show how fabulous our glass counters can look when being used as bar tops for restaurants, bars, and lounges. 

#3 – Storefront/Retail

The above examples show our unique glass countertops used in retail/storefront locations.  The middle example for “Chernaya Bridal House” also shows an example of our magnificent glass signage paired alongside.

There you have some incredible examples of our counters being used in retail and commercial locations.  If you’re interested in learning more about our glass counters for residential or commercial use please contact us today!

01 Dec

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The 3 Top Uses for Glass Countertops

December 1, 2015 | By |

It is quite common to see glass countertops/surfaces used in many different areas of a home or commercial space.  With that said below are the 3 top uses for glass countertop surfaces:

#1 – Glass Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen surfaces are the number 1 use for glass countertops and for good reason.  Glass countertops can make any kitchen look more open, clean, spacious, & modern almost instantly. We have provided glass kitchen countertops for thousands of different clients all over the world, below is a small sample:

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#2 – Glass Bathroom Countertops

Bathroom surfaces can be very creative, and with good reason! It can be difficult to maintain a clean look and feel in your bathroom area.  Glass countertops are a great solution to this dilemna, by creating a hygenic and beautiful surface for your bathroom.  Glass bathroom countertops can be customized in a plethora of different ways, check out some examples below:

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#3 – Glass Bar Tops

Glass bar tops are another big surface for glass countertops to be used.  The trendy look and feel provided by glass countertops can transform any bar top.  Glass bar tops are also many times accented by LED underlighting which can add a very modern feel to any dimly lit bar environment.  We also offer the option to customize any glass bar top by adding an elevated glass area to show off premier alcohol bottles.  Check out some great examples of our glass bar tops:

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That was a quick tour of our 3 most popular surfaces for our glass countertops.  Glass can also be used on a ton of other unique surfaces such as railings, skylights, dividers, & much more.  To learn more about our glass countertops or any of our other custom glass products click here to contact us today!

 

13 Nov

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A Brief History of Glass Making

November 13, 2015 | By |

Glass is something that we see everyday.  Whether it’s on our car windshields, our windows, or on our desks/furniture glass is something that we in the modern world take for granted.  In the ancient world however, glass was a marvelous and rare product reserved for only the wealthiest people.  Glass making dates as far back as 3000 B.C. and below is a brief timeline of glass making starting from the beginning:

3000 B.C. – Mesopotamia – Glass Making Begins

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Although it is true that primitive man used natural occurring forms of glass (such as tektites & obsidian) to create tools, the first traces of glass creation date back to ancient Mesopotamia.  It then traveled quickly to surrounding areas of the world such as Africa, Asia, & Greece where it evolved in various ways depending on their unique cultures.

650 B.C. – Assyria – The First Glass Making Manual is Found

Having been practiced for thousands of years, a formal manual has been found that dates back to ancient Assyria where the process detailed was much more tedious and costly than our current standards.

100 B.C. – Syria – Glass Blowing is Invented

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Somewhere around the 1st Century there was a major revolution in glass making.  Glass blowing was a method invented in Syria which forever changed how glass was distributed and used.  With this new technique glass could be made quickly and cheaply, making glass more widespread and common in many various different forms.  To this day glass blowing remains one of the main forms of glass creation.

100 AD – Rome – Glass is First Used in Architecture

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With the advent of clear glass in Alexandria glass was now beginning to be used for architectural purposes, such as windows.  This spread quickly all over Europe and by the 14th century there was a bustling glass industry which continues to this day.

1950 – Great Britain – Float Glass Method of Glass Making is Pioneered

The most recent major development in the glass making industry is the development of the “float” method of glass production invented by Sir Alastair Pilkington.  He honed this method over 7 years and it has now become the most used form of industrial glass creation worldwide.  Although many glass craftsman still use other methods for glass creation and production.

There you have it! A brief history of glass making which has brought us to the modern day era.  CGD utilizes the most advanced methods for custom glass creation available and we’d like to think that we are at the forefront of creative glass products in our time.

30 Oct

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Glass Backsplashes Have Endless Possibilities!

October 30, 2015 | By |

Backsplashes are one of the areas of a kitchen that can make a big design impact on a low budget.  CGD Glass specializes in some very unique and special forms of glass backsplashes that can re-create and re-invent many different styles.  From solid colors, clear glass, & full art work displays to textured surfaces with backlit LED lighting, the possibilities really are endless!  Let’s take a tour of some of our unique glass backsplash creations, some fully designed by our clients & created by us, while others are fully created/designed by us.

#1 – Backpainted Color Backsplash

backsplash1The above backsplash is a representation of a simple countertop with backpainted glass

#2 – Custom Colored Backsplash with Mosaic Patterns

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The above backsplash is a great example of our versatility, this countertop features unique mosaic patterns inserted directly into the glass

#3 – Custom Color & Textured Backsplash

backsplash3This backsplash was designed and created to match the feel of the current kitchen set-up with custom colors and textures.

#4 – Custom Texture/Etching & Colored Backsplash

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#5 – Custom Backsplash with Unique Beauty

backsplash5Looking for something modern? This backsplash is a beautiful combo of our aqua clear glass, melting ice texture, & LED backlighting

#6 – Custom Painted & Textured Backsplash

backsplash6Another fantastic example of how backpainted glass with melting ice texture can create a very unique backsplash!

As you can see, the type of backsplash we can create is only limited to your creativity!  For more info on our unique glass backsplashes contact us today!