Custom Glass Countertops: Answers to Your Top Questions

Glass countertops enhance your home’s decor

Custom glass countertops can give any kitchen a modern, high-end look. With dramatic beauty, amazing durability, easy maintenance and a vast range of design options, it’s easy to see why northern Utah homeowners are embracing this interior decorating trend.

If you’re thinking about replacing your existing counters, glass is an excellent alternative to granite, marble, quartz or ceramic tile. Here, we answer the need-to-know questions about custom glass countertops to help you decide if they’re the right choice for you.

Do Custom Glass Countertops Scratch?

The tempered glass used for countertops is heat-resistant and remarkably durable – really, it’s just as strong as natural stone and engineered counter materials. It’s tough enough to withstand most impacts, but scratches can appear. However, if you don’t cut directly on the surface and avoid sliding items across the counters, scratching is much less likely.

Will People See the Clutter in Your Kitchen Drawers?

Don’t worry – your kitchen clutter won’t be on full display. A substrate, typically stainless steel or aluminum, is placed beneath the custom glass. That way, the beauty shines through, but no one sees the insides of the drawers.

How Do You Clean and Maintain Glass Countertops?

Cleaning couldn’t be easier. Simply wipe the counters with a damp sponge or cloth, and the surface will look spotless. And, since glass is non-porous, germs and bacteria cannot hide on the countertops. In regards to ongoing maintenance, you only need to keep the surface clean – no special sealant is required.

What Are the Custom Design Options for Glass Countertops?

With the myriad customization options available, glass countertops allow for unique, showstopping style. You can choose a single tint, a mixture of colors or even an original handcrafted painted design. Textures — including bubbles, ripples and waves – can also be incorporated, and you can opt for unique edging. You decide on the finish as well, and if you like, you can add backlights under the surface or around the edges.

Do you have other questions? For expert answers and advice on custom glass counters, turn to the award-winning artisans at New Concepts Glass Design.

When it comes to customized, handcrafted glass, homeowners in the greater Salt Lake City area and throughout northern Utah trust New Concepts Glass Design. As a local industry leader for more than 30 years, we’re known for top-quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service. We take a personalized approach to every project – with us, your design dreams can become a reality.

If you’re ready to upgrade your kitchen counters, contact our West Valley City, Utah, office and schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss custom glass countertops today.