The Longevity of Glass Countertops- What to Expect
Here at CBD Glass, we get the same question a lot. If we use glass to build our counters, they must not last a long time, right?
However, people mistake mirror glass for the glass we use. It’s far thicker than that. You can configure how thick your counters are, but rest assured that no matter what you choose, you’re selecting a long-lasting material for kitchen and bathroom countertops.
Exactly how long do counters last?
Glass counters share a durability level with stone, so they can last for many years. After all, glass is nonporous, and it’s resistant to stains, scratches, and heat.
Tips to Increase the Longevity of Your Glass Counters
However, its longevity all depends on how you use it. That’s why we compiled this collection of tips to help you help your countertops!
- Watch the weight of your cookware: Heavy-duty cookware is great for withstanding high heat, but it’s not as friendly with glass counters as you might hope. Try not to overfill cookware and put it on the counter, as you could accidentally ding the glass.
- Keep your counters clean: Clean kitchen counters are happy counters! Prioritize cleaning the counters at least every week or possibly more often depending on how often you use them and how messy they get. Although glass resists stains, you should still prioritize cleaning spills when they happen. How do you clean glass? It’s easy!
- Use a soft, clean microfiber cloth, mild dish soap, and water.
- Wet the cloth and wipe in one direction to remove food residue, smudges, and other messes.
- Go over the area with just water to remove all the soap residue.
- Using a clean microfiber cloth, dry the water. Make sure to wipe in one direction, as this will prevent streaks.
- Inspect for damage: At least every month, if not a little more seldom, check the glass counters for any signs of damage. You’re looking for chips, scratches, and scuffs.
- Buff out damage: You can buff out minor surface scratches on your glass counters easily. You only need a microfiber cloth and some toothpaste. Here’s how it’s done.
- Apply a dab of toothpaste to the scratch.
- Grab a clean, dry microfiber cloth in one hand and rub circularly around the scratch. Do not grind the toothpaste in.
- Stop when the glass feels smooth.
- Get another clean cloth and wet it to wipe away the toothpaste.
- Repeat as needed until the scratch looks less noticeable.
- No slamming: If young children are in the house, teach them not to slam items on the glass counter. This can weaken the glass and even cause it to break.
Design Your Glass Counter Today
Glass counters are beautiful, durable, timeless, and easy to maintain. If you’re interested in customizing a glass counter for a kitchen, bathroom, bar, or other part of the home, contact CBD Glass.
If you have measurements and blueprints, call us and we’ll provide a quote.