Eco-Friendly Kitchen Designs – Recycled Glass Countertops South of Boston

Comment by The AQK Team on July 17, 2017

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Designs – Recycled Glass Countertops South of Boston

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Designs – Recycled Glass Countertops South of Boston

 

Are you fashionable and eco-conscious? Then you need a countertop to match! Something that uses recycled material but is still just as beautiful as the solid stone countertops that are in most American kitchens.

 

The material you’re looking for? Recycled Glass Countertops.

 

Want to learn more about how to make your eco-friendly kitchen beautiful? Keep reading!

 

Recycled Glass Countertops

 

What are Recycled Glass Countertops?

Recycled Glass Countertops are exactly what they sound like; they’re countertops that mix together glass, porcelain, earthenware, mirrors and more with a resin or cement to create a slab just like granite or quartz!

 

These slabs can be as thin as 1.2 cm or as thick as 3 cm. And just like any other countertop material, the slabs are cut to fit your countertop and installed!

 

What’s the Maintenance Like?

Of course, appearance and sustainability aren’t the only things that matter! Countertops require maintenance, and some more than others. So how do Recycled Glass Countertops stack up?

 

Pretty good, as it turns out. They’re much easier to care for than a soft stone like Marble, though they need a bit more TLC than something like Quartz.

 

After installation, you’ll need to seal your Recycled Glass Countertops, and then do so every five years. This makes it so that stains and bacteria don’t soak into your countertop, keeping things clean and stain free!

 

Recycled Glass Countertops also aren’t as heat resistant as Quartz or Granite. If you leave a hot pot or pan on the surface for too long, it could lead to cracking. And make sure you wipe up spills with a gentle cleaner right away to avoid stains!

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Recycled Glass Countertops Pros

Recycled Glass Countertops are becoming more and more popular because there’s so many great things about them, including:

 

  • They’re eco-friendly of course! And brands like ECO by Cosentino comply with extremely high environmental standards
  • They’re tough! They can be used outdoors and in commercial kitchens. So they’re great for an active family.
  • They’re beautiful! Of course, this is a matter of taste, but Recycled Glass Countertops give your kitchen a unique flair without looking too out of the ordinary.
  • Lots of options. Recycled glass countertops come in all sorts of colors and styles, so you’re sure to find a design option that suits your kitchen.

Recycled Glass Countertops Cons

Like every material, Recycled Glass Countertops have some drawbacks as well.

 

  • Maintenance. Some people don’t want to have to seal their countertops every five years.
  • Cost. Because this technology is fairly new and complies with very high environmental standards, Recycled Glass tends to be on the higher price spectrum.

 

Saving the planet, one countertop at a time

Ready to check out your options? Check out our page on ECO by Cosentino to get started finding the perfect Recycled Glass Countertop for you!

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