While not a mainstream surface product
in Canada, glass can be used in countertop applications in
the right design. They are sometimes used for a raised breakfast
bar over top another surface.
One of the unique properties of glass is its
transparancy. This allows it to be backlit to create a stunning
Glass is a fairly durable countertop material.
It can be scratched, chipped and crack if hit hard enough.
Glass is one of the more expensive countertop
materials. Prices vary depending on detail. Expect to pay
between $100-$200 per square foot.
Maintenance of glass surfaces is quite
simple. It does not require annual sealing.
Much like stone products, Glass is not
the greenest material on the market today. The production
and forming functions require large amounts of energy. Some
newer products entering the market use recycled glass from
The most popular manufacturer of glass
countertops and surfaces is Think Glass located in Quebec.
Several smaller manufacturers exist throughout North America.
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