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How to Clean & Maintain Your Glass Backsplash

September 30, 2014 | By |

CGD Glass offers a wide variety of glass products. We design and create glass countertops, glass backsplashes, sinks, and doors as well as decorative home and commercial designs. Glass is a creative way to aesthetically update your home with a more modern look. CGD Glass offers a variety of unique glass products and with our fully customizable design studio to ensure you will get exactly what you want.

When it comes to home décor designs, most people will use glass designs in either their bathrooms or kitchens. In the kitchen, glass can be used to create beautiful designs for your sink, countertops, or backsplashes. You can have a clear glass design; the chiseled look, or even the sandblasted design as well as all sorts of colors and textures. With so many options to choose from you can rest assured you will find the right fit for you.

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Glass is very durable and easy to maintain. It is a non-porous, scratch resistant surface which is easy to clean and keep looking new. There are a few tips we want to share with you when cleaning your glass countertops and backsplashes that will help you maintain the beauty and elegance of the glass.

First things first you want to make sure that you are cleaning the glass as soon as possible. It is inevitable to splash some food on the backsplash at some point while cooking. Cleaning the mess quickly will stop the food from drying and sticking onto the glass.

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Using water and cloth is really all you need when cleaning glass. Because the surface of glass is slick and non-porous it does not allow any stains to penetrate deep making it easy to simply wipe away. For more stubborn dried on stains, you may want to use some vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping. Once you have properly cleaned the area it’s also important to dry it quickly to prevent any water stains.

Commercial cleaners work great and most are not harsh enough to ruin the glass. It is always a good idea to make sure that the cleaner you are using is meant for glass surfaces so as to not use something that may erode the glass.

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Maintaining your glass backsplash is also a breeze, simply maintain clean and enjoy the beauty of your kitchen! Because glass backsplashes don’t have grout areas or tiles to chip, they require little to no maintenance.

CGD Glass brings the beauty of glass to your home. With our on-site design studio we can ensure you are getting exactly what you want, making your home elegant and one-of-a-kind. Whether you are looking for practical applications like countertops or sinks or simply want a beautiful decorative glass piece to tie your home together CGD Glass has the product for you.

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.