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15 Oct

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Review of our Unique Glass Textures & Surface Treatments

October 15, 2015 | By |

Here at CGD we have a large collection of different textures and surface treatments that can be performed on virtually any piece of glass you order from us.  Surface treatments can be added directly onto textures thus adding an extra element to the uniqueness of every one of our glass pieces.

 

TEXTURES

Textures affect the surface of the glass adding a unique organic look and feel.  CGD has the largest variety of textures for glass anywhere and our most popular is our “melting ice” texture shown below in both regular and semi-frost:

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MELTING ICE “SEMI-FROST”

These only begin to scratch the surface of our different textures.  Below is a list of some of our textures:

 

SURFACE TREATMENTS

Surface Treatments can be added on top of textures or can be applied to glass which have no texture.  These treatments expound the organic feel of the product and display elegance at its finest.  Our most popular surface treatment is our “White Onyx” treatment which provides a matte finish and looks brilliant with LED back-lighting.  Check out how it looks below:

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Check out our full list of surface treatments below:

If you’d like any more info on textures or surface treatments contact us today!

30 Sep

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Glass Sink Style Variations

September 30, 2015 | By |

Here at CGD we create a large variety of different types of glass sinks.  We wanted to give our audience and clients a complete overview of the different style variations of sinks that we create.

Integrated Sinks

Integrated sinks, as the name implies, integrate directly into surface they are built for.  We design and build beautiful integrated sinks for any type of bathroom countertop.  Check out some examples below:

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Pedestal Sinks

Pedestal sinks are a fantastic option for smaller spaces because they created more room by opening up the floor space.  Another big advantage is that they can conceal the plumbing in an elegant manner.  Check out some examples below:

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Wall Mount Sinks

Wall mount sinks are an even better option for small spaces than pedestal sinks because it will take up almost no space under the sink.  These sinks are mounted directly onto the wall of a space and are both beautiful and elegant.  Check out some examples below:

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Vessel Sinks

Vessel sinks have been a popular choice for many years and with many different materials.  Our custom glass vessels are a stunning piece for any kitchen and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.  Check out some examples below:

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Sinks with Vanities

Our vessel sinks can also be perfectly paired with a custom vanity of your choice.  We have a variety of different types and forms of vanities that we can create in a custom fashion for your sink.  Check out some examples below:

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15 Sep

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Transform your Bathroom with Decorative Glass

September 15, 2015 | By |

Glass is one of the most elegant accents that can be added to almost any area of a home or office.  Here at CGD we specialize in many different forms of glass production that have the ability to transform your bathroom space into an elegant masterpiece.  Let’s go through some of the most important sections of a bathroom that can be transformed with glass.

 

Glass Shower Doors & Enclosures

Glass shower doors are a very popular choice in many homes, however CGD takes it to the next level with our custom glass shower door enclosures.  We can do engravings, custom moldings, & special enclosures.  All of these options can be customized to your exact needs whether they be residential or commercial.  Check out just a few examples of our recent work below:

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Glass Bathroom Countertops

Glass countertops are our specialty, and our glass bathroom countertops are no exception.  We craft some of the most unique and beautiful glass countertops for bathrooms anywhere which can be accented by raised substrates, LED under lighting, & a large variety of different textures.

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Glass Sink

Another one of our specialties is our glass sinks, the most famous of those being our world famous waterfall sink.  Our waterfall sink has been featured in countless different online/print publications and has become one of our stabled sinks (featured below).  We also offer a variety of other different forms of custom sinks.

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To find out more about how glass can transform your bathroom or to get a quote please contact us today!

31 Aug

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Need a Raised Glass Countertop

August 31, 2015 | By |

Raised Glass Countertops are an often overlooked product when people think about a new countertop.  With raised glass countertops you have so many choices to transform your kitchen in an affordable and contained fashion.  In this post we’d like to go through the top 3 reasons why you should consider a raised glass countertop.

#1 – Easy to Add to Your Existing Countertop

Many people really like their existing countertop but are just looking to add/transform the functional space in their kitchens.  Raised glass countertops allow you to do just that.  The beauty of this type of countertop is that it can take an existing countertop and extend it’s functionality to make room for a small bar, breakfast area, or just additional sitting/eating room.  Check out a few examples below:

Substrate Raised Glass CountertopIn the above example a raised glass countertop was added to an existing countertop to add an effective bar area alongside the installed space.

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#2 – Much More Affordable Than a New Countertop

Another one of the great benefits of considering a raised glass countertop is the fact that they are considerably less expensive than replacing an existing countertop.  When most people consider changing/replacing their current kitchen countertop they often overlook the cheaper possibility of adding a raised glass countertop to their current counter.  Their are several different forms of raised glass countertops but the most affordable and easiest to implement is the ” Standoff/Angle Bracket” style. Below is an example:

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As you can see the countertop is help up by “standoff brackets” which keep it sturdy in place, while not having to construct and heavy and tedious floor-level substrate.

#3 – So Many Different Options

When it comes to flexibility, raised glass countertops are almost unmatched in the variety of different options available to you.  These options range from adding a raised glass countertop as a bar space, extending a bar space, adding a dining table to a countertop, and many more.  These options extend even further when you consider the amount of customizations that CGD can perform to your countertop order.  Check out the following post on our many different types of raised glass countertops.

If you have any questions, or would like a quote on having CGD create one of these masterpieces for your home, please contact us today!

15 Aug

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Custom Glass Panels Can Re-Create an Existing Space

August 15, 2015 | By |

Glass panels are a piece of decorative glass that can be added to many different commercial and residential spaces, but unlike glass dividers they are not meant to divide two separate spaces in one room.  With that said, glass dividers can serve a lot of different functions, such as showcasing entrances, art, signage and more.

Let’s take a look through some of our recent glass panel designs:

#1 – Below is a multi-colored & textured glass panel set that adorns a private pool for one of our clients:

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#2 – This next glass panel piece was designed for one of our clients to showcase the centerpiece of the television.  This panel has a stream texture with a custom color design.

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#3 – The below set of glass panels was designed for one of our client’s vacation beach homes with custom sea creatures & color changing RGB lights:

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#4 – The following glass panel was designed for one of our clients for their ski vacation home, showcasing an old-style ski with curved glass on the top:

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For more info on our unique glass panels and our incredible custom glass work contact us today!

01 Aug

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Recent Glass Sink Installation Showcase

August 1, 2015 | By |

Although CGD Glass is known best for our world famous glass countertops we also produce some of the highest quality custom glass products in a variety of different forms.  One of our most popular products is our unique collection of glass sinks.  Let’s check out a few of our recent installations:

# 1 – Waterfall Sinks

These beautiful and custom sinks give a flowing waterfall effect that leaves any bathroom with a sophisticated and modern feel, check out our waterfall sink in a few different sizes and placements:

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# 2 – Glass Countertop/Sink

This beautiful glass countertop/sink combo was done using our melting glass texture, underlit LED lighting, & a 4” stainless steel raised bracket style.

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# 3 – Tendenza Vanity Sink

This gorgeous sink was created using the “Tendenza” style with a square glass sink with a small wooden substrate and several levels of elevation.

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# 4 – Goldstream Vanity Sink

This unique creation is known as our “goldstream” style with a custom texture and silver color for the bottom portion of glass in the cabinet under the sink.

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Have a custom sink idea of your own? If so you could be one our prestige clients by contacting us today and inquiring about your new custom glass sink installation!

16 Jul

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Glass Countertop Maintenance Tips

July 16, 2015 | By |

Maintaining your glass countertop is a simple and essential way to ensure that it will stay looking as new as the day you installed it. Glass has become increasingly popular throughout the home because of the vast range of options for use, design possibilities, and durability. At CGD Glass we offer an assortment of glass countertop options as well as a variety of methods used to maintain them. Below we want to share with you the best way to keep your CGD Glass countertops looking new.

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Not only do glass countertops bring beauty and a modern look to your home, they are also very easy to maintain. The key to keeping your countertops looking new is to clean any mess as soon as possible. Because glass is non-porous it makes even stuck on stains very easy to wipe down with a washcloth and warm water.

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1) Wipe the countertop after any spills, this will ensure that no oils stay stuck to the glass. For some more stubborn stains, a regular glass cleaner should do the trick. You do not want to use any harsh chemicals or rough materials to wipe down the countertops.

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2) Make sure you are placing any heavy items down softly. Our glass countertops are almost impossible to crack but being mindful will avoid that all together. Using a small foam mat or even a towel can help create a safe barrier between the item and your countertop

3) Don’t place anything on the countertop with a rough surface that could potentially scratch the glass. Investing in a cutting board is another great idea!

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As you see glass countertops require very little maintenance but keeping some of these simple tips in mind is a good way to keep them for a lifetime. Our countertops have the ability to withstand extremely high temperatures as well as substantial weight. We infuse different chemical properties into our glass as well as added thickness to ensure its longevity.

At CGD countertops we use the newest technologies to bring the beauty and elegance of glass into your home. Whether as a countertop, backsplash, or sink we have the ability to fully customize any home project to your fitting.

01 Jul

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4 Reasons why you Deserve a Glass Countertop

July 1, 2015 | By |

You’ve reached a point in your life where you won’t settle for mediocre, you only want the best in life and your kitchen is no different.  Glass countertops are the ultimate in high-end countertops for your any home and here are just a few reasons you deserve to own a glass countertop in your home:

1 – Subtle Elegance

The elegant beauty of a glass surface is undeniable, take a look the below picture a client sent us from a recent installation:

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2 – Modern Design

Nothing says modern like a gorgeous textured glass countertop in your kitchen, combine it with our unique selection of textures, colors, finishes, & edge work and you can have a modern masterpiece that is also functional.  Check out this picture of another recent installation:

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3 – Unique Lighting

The lighting option with traditional countertops are either overhead over directly above the surface, glass countertops are unique in that we can accomplish under-lit­ lighting using HQ LED lights.  We offer both cool white LED and color changing RGB lights depending on your preference:

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4 – Because you deserve it!

You deserve the best in life and coming home to a gorgeous set of glass countertops will remind you and your guests every time you step into your kitchen.  Contact CGD today to get your custom glass kitchen countertop order started.

16 Jun

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Kitchen Countertop Decor Ideas

June 16, 2015 | By |

Decorating your countertop correctly can mean the difference between a kitchen that looks absolutely gorgeous and one that is totally lackluster.  Here are a few suggestions to make your countertop stand out:

  1. Plants!

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Plants are a beautiful and fresh way to not only decorate your kitchen countertop, but also make it functional!  Easily grow herbs like cilantro, basil, & rosemary right on your countertop, just be sure to keep them near sunlight and water them regularly.

  1. Cookie & Bread Jars

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Cookie and bread jars are a great way to keep you and yours kids favorite carb snacks fresh while also adding a quaint piece of décor to your countertop.  There are a variety of different styles to match any kitchen countertop.

  1. Organize Your Spices and Sauces in a Rack

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Your average kitchen countertop will have a variety of different spices, dried herbs, oils, and sauces.  Solve the clutter and give your countertop a creative infusion by placing them in decorative spice rack.

  1. Fruit and Vegetable Baskets

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The classic fruit and vegetable basket is always in style and can liven up any countertop.  Wooden baskets are the most traditional route but there are a plethora of different options to be sure they match your countertop.

If you’re interested in doing more than just a facelift to your countertop, contact CGD today to see how we can transform your countertop into a glass countertop masterpiece.

31 May

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Stainless Steel vs Glass Countertops

May 31, 2015 | By |

Today we will be doing a comparison of two countertop materials Stainless Steel & Glass.  This overview will focus on the pros and cons of both materials to help compare the two options as a kitchen countertop material.

Stainless Steel Countertops Pros & Cons

 

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Stainless Steel is a steel alloy that contains a minimum of 10.5% chromium.  This type of steel does not corrode quickly and has many commercial and residential uses based on the different types of finishes.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Heat Resistant
  • Stain Resistant
  • Non Porous
  • Hygienic & Easy to Clean

Cons:

  • Scratches will happen
  • Can dent if not careful
  • Cold look and feel
  • These counters are Noisy
  • Will leave Fingerprints and Smudges
  • Very Expensive (More than glass and granite)

 Glass Countertop Pros and Cons

 

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Glass comes from sand, silica being the main ingredient in sand and is melted at 1700 Degrees Celsius. Some other materials or minerals may be used to add or change the color and trans-lucidity. Our thermoforming process allows us to then form the glass into a variety of different types of countertops. Glass countertops can also be customized with various textures, edge styles, surface treatments, & LED lighting.

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

If you’d like more info on glass countertops and how they compare to other materials contact us today!