Posted by: abodesignco | 04/14/2009

ThinkGlass…Think Green

We’ve covered concrete countertops and now glass!  ThinkGlass countertops are sustainable.  They are 100% fully recyclable.  No sealants or harsh chemicals are used to produce them.  There are no emissions released and no negative impact on air quality.  They are radon free (compared to granite) and safe for use as a food preparation surface (Certified NSF).  For homes they would gain you 10 LEED points and 23 points for NAHB Model Green Home.

Aside from their green characteristics they are stunning (especially against light) and a unique option for kitchen or bathroom countertops.  Combining function & art, they are practically maintenance free and extremely durable.  They are non-porous, which means they are perfect for Kosher kitchens.

All images courtesy of ThinkGlass.com

They are the most hygienic countertop on the market.  You don’t have to worry about cross-contamination and they are pretty much impossible to stain as well.  And the kicker, if you hate the way fingerprints are left on glass, a textured finish underneath will mask just about any fingerprint as well as common wear & scratches.  You can place hot cookware directly on them but it is recommended that you use hotplates whenever possible.

They average about $200-$300 US per square foot, including cutouts.  And like anything else, custom cuts are extra.

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Responses

  1. Wow! those are some pretty amazing tops

  2. They look amazing too, if a little heavy on the poor installer!
    Good Luck from the Showerguys!


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