Glass offers a popular, high-end appearance to any design. Glass countertops can be customized with a wide variety of textures, colors and finishes for the sake of unique characteristics. Glass countertops coordinate well with other countertop materials in the same space. Glass has the same strength and durability as any common natural stone or man-made material. Glass with a textured finish makes dust, fingerprints, and small scratches nearly invisible. Glass is also naturally heat-resistant, so hot cookware can be placed on its surface, although using a hotplate is recommended.
Glass is also non-porous, making it one of the most hygienic materials available for kitchen counter tops. Glass countertops have a wide variety of color choices to blend well with any design style. Choose from a polished edge, textured edge or brushed edge. Oceana glass tiles and sinks are other popular choices for specialized products. Recycled glass products have become popular because of the recycled “green” content of re-using glass products to make a strong and durable countertop in a wide variety of colors. A popular recycled glass product is known as Vetrazzo.