Falling in Love with Glass Countertops 7/23/2012 10:00:00 AM
For the last couple of years I have been longing to do a glass counter in someone's home or business. But I have been so focused on our core business that I keep forgetting about my dream. Well, by the end of 2012, I am vowing to do an application that has a glass counter.
I am not talking about recycled glass; I am talking about real glass. I first saw some amazing glass counter tops at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show several years ago in Chicago. That’s were I developed the itch to do an application in glass. I was completely blown away by the look. They were thick, rugged, under lit, over lit, elegant, pieces of art and just plain gorgeous.
When you think of glass you might think, fragile, sharp, dangerous, always needs cleaning, (please send case of Windex when ordering) or that it is form over function. I say it is form meets function. I will be contacting several of the companies I found to really dig in and get the scoop on the function side. Questions like how durable is it, how hard is it to chip \or what happens when one of my boys brings in a lawnmower engine he found in the trash and plops it on the countertop with the question of “can you help me rebuild this, Dad?” You know the questions I am going to ask: Can it hold up to the toughest of kitchens, baths, or commercial applications?
In my quest to do an application in glass counters, I went to our unlimited library of knowledge: The Internet. I Googled glass countertops and was even more blow away and inspired by what I saw. My memory is in need of a shot of Gingko or whatever that stuff is that helps with memory. Seems what I had in mind and what is out there for the consumer is way off. My memory of the glass counters at KBIS are not doing the world of glass counters any justice.
Here are a few companies that I found; you might want to check out their websites: Thinkglass.com, Cbdglass.com, Glassworksinc.com and Glasscountertops.info.
These are just a few that I found, but my search will go on and I will get my full education in glass as a countertop material in the next couple of months. So stay tuned.