How are Recycled Glass Countertops Made?
Not all recycled glass countertops are manufactured the same way. Different versions may contain a combination of recycled bottles, glass, mirrors, and/or other materials. Multiple manufacturers use fragments of both industrial and post-consumer recycled glass and mix it with a resin or cement binder to produce the countertops.
Slightly more expensive to purchase and install than granite
, people who invest in recycled glass countertops for their Albuquerque homes do so because they love the minimal impact their production has on the environment, their unique qualities, and the idea that it helps keep glass out of landfills.
Characteristics and Maintenance of Recycled Glass Countertops
Beautiful and responsibly made, recycled glass countertops are also durable and easy to clean. Though they are available in simple color palettes like white, pearl, and gray, many people choose a “confetti” look that adds a vibrant pop of color in the kitchen or bath. Some interesting choices include:
- Recycled green and brown beer bottles countertops that blend beautifully with warm wood cabinets.
- Millefiori-inspired options that resemble stained glass.
- White countertops that feature only one color of recycled glass, such as red, blue, or green.
- A mixture of sparkling water, soda, and beer bottles for a deeper toned look.
Besides being earth-friendly and lovely to look at, recycled glass countertops are also easy to keep clean: you simply wipe them with a damp cloth or sponge. You can also use a warm water and mild soap mixture if you prefer. Harsh chemicals should never be used on recycled glass. Need to remove grease? Choose a degreasing product that’s safe for glass surfaces.
If you want to combine social responsibility with high design in your kitchen or bath, recycled glass countertops are a great choice and one of the most versatile materials you can choose. Talk to the experts at Rocky Mountain Stone about whether recycled glass countertops in your Albuquerque home are a good fit for your design needs and style. To learn more about installation options or to get additional information on this sustainable material, contact us online today.