Gomolka Design Studio offers thick glass for a very impressive look. It is mostly used for countertops but has been used for upright pieces such as signage and decorative walls. Its is available in multiple textures in either Aqua Clear or Crystal Clear color and in our Colorfuse™ glass.
Are you looking for a breathtaking, high-end appearance? Are you looking to make your home or office distinguished and stand out from other common countertop materials? The beauty of glass and its transparency is guaranteed to bring sophistication and functionality. Along with our ability to fully customize to your needs, a glass countertop is a fitting choice.
But isn't glass FRAGILE?
It’s a common misconception is that glass is fragile and breaks easy. This most likely stems from the early days when glass was first used in windows, mirrors, etc. However with advancements in manufacturing the truth is, granite and glass have very similar properties.
Evidentially, in most cases glass is actually stronger than granite or stone as it is a much denser material. Imagine a slab of granite at a quarter (¼”) inch thick. It would break with significantly less force, than ¼” glass. This is due to the pores, veins, and imperfections in the stone. Now if you imagine the glass at 1″ – 3″ thick, you’ll end up with 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!
Looking around today, you can find there are still churches and cathedrals standing with original glass windows! Some of which even date back over one thousand years. These windows have withstood the test of time with little aging. If you would break a one thousand year old piece of glass it would break exactly like a similar piece of glass from today.
Hot cookware can be placed on its surface, although we do recommend using hotplates for safety.
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 due to the textures and/or colors. It is recommended to towel dry 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 after for optimum shine. Certain cleaners have been known to have chemicals that cause a haze and are not recommended to be used.
Our Green Statement
Glass is an eco friendly natural (silica) product. Any of our countertops may be partially or completely recycled. Coatings applied to the surface however are not recyclable. If possible we use a percentage of recycled glass for every job.
100% MADE IN U.S.A.
All of our glass countertops just like our other glass products are manufactured by us and made right here in the U.S.A.
Our Aqua Clear and Crystal Clear glass countertops are available in 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″ and 3″. Thicker countertops are available upon special request. Colorfuse™ countertops are available in standard sizes1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, and 3″. Thicker Colorfuse™ countertops are available upon special request..
Besides Aqua Clear and Crystal Clear other transparent colors are also available. Please call our office for more information.
Shapes and sizes
All of our countertops are either cut by CNC or waterjet making any shape possible. Any size within 80" x 120" is available. Larger sizes will be available in the near future.
Cutouts and holes
Any pattern or shape cutout for cook tops or sinks is available limiting to size. Any pattern of holes or hole size is available.