Innovative Counter Top MaterialIs there a recycled glass counter top material that can be used outdoors/indoors, has easy care and maintenance and has style?
One of the most dazzling surfaces for your home using recycled glass is a counter top product called VERTRAZZO which is being sold and installed, right here in Prescott. Recycled glass counter tops are slightly higher in cost when compared to granite and other solid surface materials; however it’s the features of this product that is making it more desirable and increasingly popular by the day. VERTRAZZO is made from 75% or higher of post-consumer and post-industrial glass. In each VERTRAZZO counter top panel more than 550 pounds of crushed recycled glass are used. Recycled glass comes from a variety of sources, which includes beverage bottles, windows, stemware, automotive glass, stained glass, reclaimed glass from building demolitions and other unusual sources such as decommissioned traffic light lenses.
Because of the unique nature of the glass used in this product the recycled glass has “its own story”. That history is tracked and a certificate of Transformation will tell you exactly where the glass came from. Every panel of VERTRAZZO recycled glass is unique, you can express your own individual style with the color you select and every panel and distribution of glass are an inherent part of the beauty of recycled glass tops. I have a favorite of VETRAZZO, the Charisma Blue. It is charismatic in its beauty and its elegant solution to transforming your kitchen or bath. It is made of humble beverage bottles. These are the bottles and jars that once held your culinary treats and cool drinks. VERTRAZZO is comparable in strength, scratch resistance, thermal resistance, durability and care and maintenance to granite. VERTRAZZO is one of the most environmentally friendly surface materials on the market today. Almost any surface requirement can use recycled glass material. The most popular applications include counter tops, vanity tops, tabletops, bar tops, hearths/fireplace surrounds and tub decks and shower surrounds.
It is important to keep in mind that because of the unique nature of this product, no two pieces are exactly the same, so any samples should be considered a general representation of the final appearance of your product. Although recycled glass counter tops are 85-95% impervious to stain, they still need to be cared for and that care and maintenance of recycled glass tops is easy. The surface should be wiped with a damp cloth, and a mild liquid soap or detergent can clean off dried spots or rings. It is recommended that you reseal your product every year or two to keep it like new. The sealant is applied, sits for 20 minutes and wiped off. Nothing to it! A coat of marble wax applied every six months to add an additional protective layer is good practice. Red wine, lemon juice, acid type liquids, will etch the surface if not cleaned up right away. Staining agents like coffee and tea will leave a trace if allowed to remain on the surface. But on the other hand, if you are more carefree, you may appreciate the natural patina that develops as you live with and enjoy your product. Recycled glass tops are extremely strong and durable and will withstand years and years of normal use. Recycled tops handle hot pans extremely well, really well for that matter. Remember, the material is glass and concrete. You will also be happy to know that you can cut on the surface however; you will quickly dull your knife as recycled tops are one of the hardest counter tops surfaces on the market.
VERTRAZZO is a great choice if you are searching for a beautiful, dazzling and brilliant product that is eco-friendly and green. Carpet One in Prescott Valley carries this super material.