Glass Worktops

Glass Worktops

Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, glass backsplash or worktops. Because of its solid thick, translucent texture the material is tough and has a pleasant tactility, while still remaining easy to clean. Glass is very tough and durable. It is a very strong material and can withstand a lot of use. Even after years your glass worktop will still look as good as new if you look after it. It’s shock-proof and largely insensitive to mechanical damage. Glass worktops are 1.5″ (15mm) thick or more. This is a standard thickness, but they can also come in 2″(48mm), 3″ (72mm) and 4″ (96mm). There are different patterns available like clear glass, textured glass, and coloured glass, in transparent, translucent, and opaque varieties. Choosing glass worktops will give the kitchen/bathroom a smooth, glossy contemporary finish.

Glass worktops

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Advantages:

  • Can be cut to any size and shape, to fit any kitchen design.
  • Are hygienic because they will not build up mould or stain.
  • Are easy to clean.
  • Are extremely durable.
  • The glass is toughened and extremely heat resistant. It is ok to use near heat sources such as a backsplash behind a kitchen hob and a hot pan will not harm the worktop.
  • Come in a near limitless range of colours that will never fade.
  • Look modern, stylish and sleek.

Disadvantages:

  • Needs frequent cleaning to remove smudges and prevent water marking.
  • Glass can get spoiled due to acids and acidic substances. Similarly, water prints often tend to remain on the glass surface, making it appear dull after some time.
  • High chances of the glass getting scratched or chipped. Therefore, it is not meant for high traffic kitchens.
  • Major factor to consider is the cost. These worktops are fairly expensive as compared to the other available options.
Care for Glass worktops:

Very easy to clean and maintain, a soft cloth in mild soap is enough to clean dirt and grime. They will not get stained and scrubbing isn’t needed. It is advised to clean spills and seal scratches immediately to protect the glass.