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How Durable are Glass Countertops?

June 27, 2014 | By |

Recently, glass countertops have seen a resurgence in popularity. Glass countertops provide an excellent choice for any home and are breaking the mold of standard materials used in home building. Not only are glass countertops strong and durable, they are also absolutely stunning. Most people think of glass countertops for their beauty but what many don’t know is how durable glass countertops truly are.

 

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Glass countertops have incredible strength and durability because they are not susceptible to cracking or chipping under normal wear and tear conditions. In fact, their strength and durability equals even the most common countertop materials like marble and granite. Additionally, glass countertops are heat and stain resistant as a result of their non-porous surface. Glass countertops won’t scorch, burn, or melt. In fact, the only product that compares to the durability of glass is quartz.

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Unlike other materials like granite and marble, glass countertops require very little maintenance. As a result, glass countertops don’t show signs of aging like some of their stone counterparts. They also do not need any special sealant like other stone countertops. Their non-porous surface makes the countertops very hygienic and easy to clean. It is difficult for germs and bacteria to hide on the surface of glass. All you need to do is clean the countertops with regular glass cleaner and a soft sponge. It’s literally that easy. Make sure not to use an abrasive or strong chemical to clean your countertops.

 

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Although tempered glass countertops are extremely strong, it may chip, scratch, or break if you drop an excessively large object on it or if you are constantly putting it through a substantial amount of abuse. However, if you make an effort to take care of your glass countertops they will look as great as the first day you had them put in your home. This is one of the many reasons why glass countertops are so popular right now.

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11 Jun

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Glass Kitchen Countertops: Pros and Cons

June 11, 2014 | By |

Glass countertops are very comparable to granite countertops in terms of their elegance. However, what sets glass countertops apart from the rest is their remarkableness. Glass countertops are perfect for people who seek to be different and unique.

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The Pros of Glass Countertops

One great advantage to glass countertops is that they are highly customizable. Glass countertops can be customized by texture, edge finish, thickness, glass tint, colors, hardware, and substrate. You can literally make your very own unique glass countertops.

Another great benefit to glass countertops is the ease in which you can clean them. Typically, all you need is soap and water. Glass countertops are easier to clean than most conventional stones because of its non-porous finish. It is also almost impossible to stain glass countertops. Glass countertops are also heat and reasonably scratch resistant, making it perfect for everyday use.

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The Cons of Glass Countertops

Although glass countertops look great, they also have a few drawbacks. One con is the visibility of water spots. However, water drops are visible on any surface, and glass countertops will actually be the best option for minimal water drop visibility because it already looks like rigid water.

Another con to glass countertops is the fact that they can be scratched or chipped. The good news is that glass, unlike stone countertop, can be polished over and over again, getting rid of any scratch marks. Also, the scratches on thermoformed glass that has a textured bottom, is barely visible.

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Another disadvantage is the cost of glass countertops. The cost not only comes from the material itself, but also from the installation. Glass countertops need to be installed by a professional to avoid the risk of cracks or chips. However, the thickness of the glass countertops makes up for the price in comparison to granite countertops.

Considering the pros and cons, you really cannot go wrong with glass countertops.