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Glass Worktops Are Great For Your Home

Jun 7th 2014 at 9:11 AM

The market for worktops for your kitchen or bathroom has been dominated for many years now with many different materials, the most popular of which, granite and quartz have become mainstays in today's modern home. However with the advancements in technology and with homes becoming increasingly more modern there is new a new guy on the block that is looking to assert itself as the most dominant force in today's modern market and that is glass.

Glass? But doesn't glass break easily? In fact no it doesn't. Glass when used for worktop and splashback purposes is put through a toughening process that makes it up to five times stronger than regular glass and once toughened is actually a template for bulletproof glass. Not only are glass worktops incredibly durable, more than capable of taking the blunt force trauma of a can of beans or something of equal weight, falling from your kitchen wall unit and landing on the worktop without causing it any damage, but they are also extremely resistant to heat. For any evidence of this you just need to take a look at your oven or your microwave which mostly now have glass doors and when you think of how hot both your oven and your microwave get then you really do get a feeling of how much heat they can actually take.

Not only is glass both durable and extremely heat resistant but as glass grows in popularity it's bespoke nature is ever evolving. For a start glass worktops come in a variety of thickness' ranging from 10mm through to two pieces of 10mm laminated together for a 20mm work surface. Not only that but there are numerous design applications available to you that you wouldn't have previously thought would have been. Almost anything can be accomplished with glass from having holes cut for your hob or sink to the ultra modern and super sleek cracked glass worktop which can be viewed at

Not only are there plenty of physical aspects of the design process but there are also countless aesthetic aspects that glass worktops have to choose from during the design process such as colour. Colour is an extremely important part of the design process as if you didn't have any colour you would just be able to see straight through your glass worktop and into the units on which your glass worktop sits. So, when it comes to colour you have a near infinite amount of colours to choose fromĀ  varying from ranges such as RAL and Dulux, to Pantone and WCP, and if you cannot find the colour that you are looking for from the extensive ranges on offer then you can also take advantage of a colour matching service to create the perfect colour for you.

Glass worktops are also the most hygienic worktops on the market as glass has no visible cracks or veins that other materials such as granite have which means that there is nowhere for unwanted germs and bacteria to hide that could potentially be harmful which is especially important in food preparation areas. So all in all glass is durable, heat resistant, versatile and hygienic, which along with it's cost effectiveness and myriad of design options that are available to you makes glass the best option available on today's market for your worktop needs.

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