Glass Countertops

In today’s remodeling-market landscape, smaller-scale remodels are growing in popularity. To maximize dollars, homeowners are looking for attention-grabbing enhancements, like countertop replacement. Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada-based ThinkGlass Inc., whose products were presented in the October 2010 issue, page 53, employs a thermoforming process to create glass countertops with new or repetitive textures, blending function with art.

  • Glass countertops are nonporous and stain-resistant; they also can endure high heat without cracking or scorching.
  • Countertop edges can be finished in a polished, textured or brushed treatment while the slab can be produced in 10 standard textures or a custom texture.
  • ThinkGlass offers 1 1/2-, 2-, 3- and 4-inch depths; 1 1/2 inch is the standard thickness.
  • Countertops come in two standard colors: crystal, a low-iron glass, ranging from virtually colorless to light blue in appearance, and aqua, a deep-green natural-glass hue.
  • ThinkGlass countertops can be lit with LEDs in true white or a multicolor option, which can be programmed to change colors or remain on one color.
  • ThinkGlass creations contain 25 percent pre-consumer recycled content and are 100 percent recyclable.
  • The company follows green manufacturing practices: All scrap glass during the manufacturing process is recycled. Rainwater operates glass-cutting equipment, and transportation crates are made from deadwood to avoid cutting healthy trees.

For more information about ThinkGlass INC. and its glass countertops, type 33 in E-Inquiry Form or visit directory.qualifiedremodeler.com/10206101

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