Glass Countertops Versus Granite Countertops

Many people love granite countertops. They love their durability and the aesthetics, as well as the classic look they lend to a kitchen. Granite countertops have long been considered the highest-possible upgrade and the epitome of an exquisite kitchen. However, glass countertops have been growing in popularity in recent years for many reasons, including their beauty and ability to be customized.

Abraxis Art Glass & Doors is a glass company based in Fort Collins that specializes in custom glass creations. From glass shower doors to stained glass panels, we've got your needs covered. Below, we'll take a look at glass countertops versus granite countertops so you can decide which is best for you. Contact us for a free estimate today!

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Chips and Scratches

There's no doubt that granite is durable. After all, it's a natural stone that occurs in the environment. Granite is resistant to chipping and scratching. That being said, it can chip and scratch if heavy objects are dropped on them. Glass is made from melted sand and other natural ingredients, making it just as strong as granite. However, glass can resist scratches and chips more so than granite. Both resist heat equally.

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Granite comes in about 20 shades of color. Each granite countertop is unique in color and style because all rock is unique. You can shape the edges of granite countertops as well. Outside of that, there are not many options. Glass countertops, on the other hand, can be customized to the hilt. They have limitless options, colors, shapes, and style. You can choose from clear and tinted to frosted and more with any color you choose. You can place LED lighting underneath your glass countertops to create a beautiful shine and shimmer all its own.

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With the emphasis these days on everyone's health and wellbeing, you need all the help you can get in order to be safe. Granite stone is a porous material, which must be sealed in order to keep the bacteria out of the tiny holes in granite. This porous material can also cause ugly stains if liquid gets onto the stone. You must seal granite annually to keep it in great condition. Glass, however, is 100% sanitary. It is non-porous, only requiring a clean with soap and water when dirty.

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While both granite and glass are made from materials from the earth, glass is considered more eco-friendly because it is easy to recycle and requires less carbon energy to source. Granite, however, must be quarried, resulting in huge carbon outputs and processing. Plus, granite is a bit harder to recycle at the end of its shelf life than glass since glass can easily be melted down and repurposed.

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Both granite and glass countertops are known for being on the pricey side. However, you get what you pay for, and if you want a beautiful custom kitchen, the material has to be the best. Both granite and glass countertops are elements that can add style, grace, and beauty to any home or office space.

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Abraxis Art Glass & Doors offes artistry in glass. Our unique custom glass creations can be a focal point for your home or office space, creating beautiful glass shower doors, interior doors, front doors, and architectural elements that you'll come to cherish. After all, we spend the majority of our time indoors, and having beautiful stained glass windows or a glass office divider that reflects your business can add beauty and value to your life.

If you are interested in partnering with Abraxis Art Glass & Doors in Fort Collins, give us a call today!

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