In the long history of our company we have produced thousands of unique cast glass kitchen countertops, islands, glass bathroom counters and sinks, glass bar tops, and glass tabletops, using thick glass, ColorFuse glass, and slump glass, in a seemingly infinite variety of colors, patterns, shapes, and textures. We view every new project as an opportunity to create something distinctive and exciting.
If you want a one-of-a-kind, breathtaking appearance that will bring a distinguished look to your home or office, the inherent beauty of glass and its transparent nature is guaranteed to deliver both sophistication and functionality when compared to other common countertop materials. Our in-house factory gives us the ability to fully customize our products to your needs, making any glass countertop a unique and attractive choice.
In addition to our own in-house creations, we often work with kitchen designers, interior designers, and architects to design a custom look that is sure to impress.
What Surfaces Can I Use Glass For?
Our kiln fired glass products can incorporate various combinations of slump glass, etched (sandblasted) glass, ColorFuse™ technology, PermaCoat, MetalliCoat, and backlighting for a unique and durable finish, delivering strength and easy cleanup properties in a wide variety of applications such as:
- Thick glass kitchen countertops, with or without matching backsplash
- Backlit kitchen or bathroom counters using LED lights
- Colored glass bar tops and islands with ColorFuse™ technology, PermaCoat, or MetalliCoat finish
- Free standing glass tabletops with a variety of edge details, textures, and patterns
But isn't glass FRAGILE?
It’s a common misconception that a glass bar or countertop will be fragile and easily broken. Back when glass was first used in windows and mirrors, it was inherently fragile due to the relatively crude processes available at the time. However, with modern advancements in manufacturing, the truth is that granite and glass have very similar properties.
As a matter of fact, in most cases a custom glass countertop is actually stronger than granite or stone, as it is a much denser and more structurally consistent material. Imagine a slab of granite at a quarter (¼”) inch thick. It would break with significantly less force than ¼” glass, due to the pores, veins, and imperfections in the stone. On the other hand, a glass bar top, tabletop or countertop at 1″– 3″ thick is quite a substantial piece of material. Countertops with 3/4″ or less thickness can be tempered to harden the surface, creating a safer, stronger piece.
How DURABLE is glass?
Believe it or not, glass is much more durable than granites and synthetic countertops. It is a harder, denser material that scratches and chips less. Textures and colors in the glass make small scratches nearly invisible, if they should occur. There is also NO change in appearance or durability over time!
Although we do recommend using hotplates for safety, hot cookware can generally be placed directly on its surface. A little common sense goes a long way!
Cutting on glass
Cutting on glass is possible, although we recommend using cutting boards to save and maintain longevity of your cutlery. Glass is actually a much more sanitary surface than most wood or plastic cutting boards!
Hygiene & Cleaning
Glass is a non-porous material, making it the most hygienic material available for countertops. This is also why glass is stain proof. Fingerprints and watermarks are also nearly invisible when the glass includes textures and/or colors. It is recommended to towel dry any wet areas to eliminate watermarks and streaking. The surface can be cleaned with a sponge (do not use abrasive side) or towel. Window cleaner and paper towels are preferred for optimum shine. Certain cleaners have been known to have chemicals that cause a haze and are not recommended to be used.
Give us a call today with your ideas and we will help make them a reality!