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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 display.

Durability
Glass is a fairly durable countertop material. It can be scratched, chipped and crack if hit hard enough.

Price
Glass is one of the more expensive countertop materials. Prices vary depending on detail. Expect to pay between $100-$200 per square foot.

Maintenance
Maintenance of glass surfaces is quite simple. It does not require annual sealing.

Green
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 bottles.

Manufacturers
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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