February 1, 2015 | By Mark |
List of things you will need to know about your Glass Countertop:
- Measurement & Thickness
- Glass Type
- Glass Texture
- Glass Edge Work
- Glass Surface Treatment
- Glass Color (Optional)
- Substrate (Optional)
- LED back lighting (Optional)
List of Different Countertop Locations and Styles:
Whether deciding on a Glass countertop for your Kitchen or choosing a glass countertop for your Bathroom, there are a few essential items to know before beginning the design process. The first is having the dimensions of the countertop which includes the width, length and height. The height can be considered the thickness of your glass which can be ½”, ¾”, 1” & ½”. The next choice is glass type, here at CGD glass we have two different types of glass to work with, one is our ocean blue Aqua Clear and the other is our pearl white Ultra Clear.
Aqua Clear& Ultra Clear
After choosing your dimensions and style you can start deciding on the detailing you would like for your glass countertop. CGD glass has a wide selection of textures with some of our most popular ones including desert, flow and avalanche. These are just a few of the texture designs we have available here at CGD Glass.
The other two parts of texture that affect the look and feel of your glass includes the edgework and surface treatment. Edge work is the textured corners of the glass your countertop/tabletop and surface treatment is how the surface is designed using different forms of treatment. Some examples of our edge work include: flat polished, fire polished and satin as seen below.
Surface treatment is an added effect for your countertop surface. This unique treatment adds some of the most vibrant and colorful effects to make your countertop look as unique as possible. It is an optional treatment but can add the extra design you are looking for! For example we have our Green Onyx, colored and Stone wash below.
After choosing your type, dimensions, texture, edgework and surface treatment there is still more customization available! We have a lot options for colored glass type that include Back Painted, Opaque, Rusty and Translucent. Below are some examples of colored designs and the different types of options available.
Back Painted Colors:
As you can see, the selection here at CGD Glass is nearly endless! We have many different techniques for approaching glass and because we have had experience and a love for glass we will keep us pushing for the best designs possible. However, we still aren’t finished customizing your glass design!
In order to protect your glass from being scratched or damaged easily, we can add a layer of substrate under your glass countertop. This substrate is optional but it can help protect your glass from any coarse material in-between and prevent your glass from cracking as easily. The substrate acts like a padding that can spread the weight more evenly along your table top/counter top. Substrates can also be used for raising your glass tabletop for added effect or styling. Here are some examples:
By now your countertop is nearly done, but we want to look at all of the options available to make your countertop as unique as your thumbprint. LED lighting for countertops has become a very popular way to add lighting and a futuristic look to your home. Here are some the available options at CGD Glass.
There is almost an endless possibility for your glass countertop here at CGD, we hope that choosing your design has been made more enjoyable with so many options available. We always recommend doing more research and perhaps taking a look at what others have done with their glass countertop designs. Below are some of our finished countertops so that you may better your own design further.
Whether you are deciding on a Glass Island, (Raised) Countertop, (Bathroom) Countertop, Bar Tops, or a Glass Table Top we believe we can help create the best design for your home. Call Today formore Information or a Quote!