The Ultimate Guide to Glass Countertops- Types, Pros, and Cons

Glass countertops are a sleek, timeless way to durably increase counter space in your bathroom, kitchen, and other nooks throughout the home. This guide to countertops will demystify them and help you decide whether they’re the right choice for your home.

Types of Glass Countertops

First, let’s begin by reviewing the types of glass countertops you can select for your home.

  • Kitchen countertops: The most classic home addition, a glass kitchen countertop is a statement-maker. It updates the appearance of the kitchen without outshining the other décor.
  • Kitchen island: If your kitchen is spacious enough to support an island, you might consider a glass kitchen island as an appealing accompaniment to your new counters. The longevity of the material makes it a wise choice for food prep and serving.
  • Bathroom countertops: Bathroom countertops create an inviting ambiance in this relaxing nook of your home. Glass makes for an optimal choice for bathroom counters because it matches most décor and lends the space more elegance.
  • Raised bar: CBD Glass, a Toronto-based studio specializing in glass accent pieces, can also create a custom raised bar. The glass bar goes atop an existing table or counter.
  • Bar countertops: A home bar is a luxury, and making yours as appealing as possible with a glass bar countertop will maximize its value. Whether you have a short home bar or a long one, a standard straight bar or one with curves or other unique shapes, we can build a glass solution you’ll love.
  • Tabletops: Glass tabletops wok as a stand-in to a full-sized glass countertop. You can add a touch of opulence to any kitchen dining set with a tabletop, and our customers love them. With so many colors and textures to choose from when you work with CBD, you’ll have a blast configuring your new home addition.
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The Pros of Glass Countertops

  • Glass counters are much more durable than most people give them credit for. They can shatter through mistreatment, but everyday usage will not chip or crack them.
  • It’s very easy to clean glass counters. Use mild dish soap, water, and a soft cloth. Just make sure you wipe in one direction to stop streaks.
  • Glass is nonporous and doesn’t retain germs and bacteria the same way other counter materials do.
  • Glass doesn’t stain, so spills don’t have to be the end of the world.
  • You can customize glass countertops in any shape, size, or color you want. Our team can paint or otherwise color the glass to look like other materials. It’s up to you!
  • Glass is a timeless material that blends into most kitchen and bathroom décor and won’t show its age.

The Cons of Glass Countertops

  • Glass countertops can be more expensive than other counter materials, although those are usually cheap and don’t last long.
  • If you damage a glass counter, you usually have to replace the entire thing, especially for more pronounced damage.
  • You must be careful when using heavy or sharp objects on the glass to prevent dents, chips, cracks, and scratches.