If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen in an eco friendly way, then recycled glass countertops are the best options for you. Manufactured from thrown away glass and glass products, they are practical and durable due to their solid and non-porous surface and have the strength and ability to withstand the wear and tear of the kitchen purposes. Available in amazingly beautiful colors, textures and designs, they add beauty to your kitchen. They create a style statement with their sleek and modern look. Here are a few beautiful recycled glass countertops.
1. Art Glass Countertops by ThinkGlass
Designed by Michael Mailhot Bring, for ThinkGlass, these glass countertops come in different shapes, sizes and patterns. They can be customized so as to outfit any kitchen, any counter. A unique piece of art from Ocean Inspiration collection, it reflects the watery hues of the ocean through its flowing lines and polished edges. This countertop which has a very versatile style comes with a safe to use and durable glass slab that has a contemporary glossy finish.
It adds a unique and modern aesthetic look to your kitchen.The bold colors and daring design of this glass countertop are sure to splash up your kitchen.
2. Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertops
Touted as the original glass countertop, Vetrazzo has brought yet again a beautiful masterpiece for your kitchen; the ‘Cobalt Skyy’ recycled glass countertop. Both beautiful and functional, this countertop provides an eco friendly substitute to traditional countertops. Made by 100 percent recycled glass, it is very versatile in its use and has a durable surface. In addition to this, it is less porous than concrete or marble and is as hard as granite of some types. Over time with usage, the surface of this countertop develops an attractive patina that will further enhance its already beautiful appearance.
A craft of beauty and endurance, it is heat and scratch resistant.
3. Recycled Glass Countertop from IceStone
This is a simply outstanding and absolutely gorgeous countertop from Icestone. Made in the United States by interior designers with an expertise and passion for high-design and who have sworn their allegiance to the environment, this countertop exudes both elegance and style to a kitchen. Made from 100 percent recycled glass, Portland cements and natural pigments, it is a very beautiful, durable countertop that is as hard as granite. This countertop has a polished and contemporary appearance that is very much eco friendly as is the current norm.
It is heat and fire resistant and does not emit any toxins.
4. KOHLER Antilia Wading Pool Glass Countertop
Antilia Wading Pool by Kohler will take your breath away. It is thick, simple, chic and one of the greatest designs created by Kohler. Made from textured glass in a non fussy style, it is available in a translucent ice finish. The material is so tough that it provides a strong, durable surface that makes it easy to clean.
There is no need to drill a hole for the faucet. It is spaciousness for easy usability, does not have tap holes and doesn't overflow.
5. Recycled glass Countertop ECO by Cosentino
Do you want eco friendly granite like look or like marble and quartz for your kitchen countertop? Then Eco by Cosentino is the perfect green alternative for you. Called the ‘White Diamond’ from the Revive Collection, this product is from the earth-toned options whose material is "Cradle to Cradle" certified and it provides an ideal alternative for natural or engineered stone. A rarity among kitchen countertops, ECO™ by Cosentino is an extremely durable countertop whose surface is made of 75% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled glass and ceramic i.e. they are made not only from glass, but also from bits of mirror, porcelain, stone scraps, crystalized ash, mixed with non-toxic resins. The countertop gives away a stunning, sparkling finish as bits of mirror can be seen on it.
It is non porous, requires low maintenance and no sealant is required. It is resistant to stains, heat and scratching and is slightly homogeneous.
6. Recycled glass Countertop by Gilasi
From its 'Chi' Line, Gilasi has given a kitchen a modern, sleek and yet subtle look. Called the ‘Chi Ice’, this countertop is a recycled glass countertop that has been created and manufactured from 85 percent recycled green materials with high-end style that have been locally sourced. Giving away a clean, monochromatic look, this countertop is the substitute to any other countertop made from natural stone. Less absorbent than marble or concrete, Gilasi needs occasional re-sealing to be done with a wax-based formula.
It is environmentally friendly, heat resistant and is less absorbent than marble or concrete.
7. Recycled glass Countertop by UrbanSlabs
Those who want to redo their kitchen in an economical and eco friendly way, then Urbanslabs is the best option of all. With an advanced mix design and unique manufacturing process, this countertop is manufactured using a proprietary cement matrix. Made from 100 percent recycled "post consumer" glass i.e. beer, wine and liquor bottles that have been cleaned and ground up combined with portland cement and other proprietary additives. Its Eco Precast unique surface-polishing process provides a brushed surface texture as well as an excellent scratch resistance, while with an aim to provide an outstanding and everlasting protection from stains, a zero VOC sealer is applied to the countertop at time of its manufacture.
It is scratch and stain resistant and flexible yet strong.