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Recycled Glass Counter Tops For Your Home

Updated on October 14, 2012

Recycled Glass Counter Tops are Beautiful

This would look spectacular in a bathroom or kitchen center island.
This would look spectacular in a bathroom or kitchen center island. | Source

Update Aug 2012

For those of you who like Curava, now they have a resin based mixed with the cement. It is smooth and maintenance free, unlike its origins. Sales have increased because of the resin base. In fact those who like quartz will like this resin mix. You get the look and it is maintenance free. The one I like the most are the one's with blue and ice like tones. Other quartz that I have seen have many earth tones, like browns. Some of us need other tones like cool blues, greens and grays.

Recycled Glass as Your Counter Top

What is it made of? The slabs are made of recycled glass, clay and sea shells. They get their recycled glass from land fills and glass blowing factory ovens.

Curava is a company that makes counter tops using only day light for each slab. It is amazing. They use minimal electricity and they do not waste water. The samples that I have seen are really quite beautiful.

Recycled glass and cement is an other great idea to think about when doing any remodel. You can use it , just as you would granite. I have seen the samples and I think it would look fabulous in a bathroom as a counter top or as shower walls. I love the specs of glass. The pattern in each is slightly different. It for me has a very airy feel, yet it is solid because it is of its cement composition.

An Alternative to Granite and Quartz?

I just love the look of Curava. I love the different pieces of glass. Cement can be very cold and austere, but when mixed with glass and sea shells it takes on a new look, has a real earthy, warm look and comes in a variety of colors. This product is scratch resistent and heat resistent. It is sealed before installation.

Kitchen Ideas

Gosh this would make a nice center island. You could use it to high-light a separate breakfast bar, it could be used as a full height backsplash. Trying to link colors of a a room together, you could have slabs cut as your buffet tops. If you kabe anyone that is a carpenter or have a welder, this would make a cool table top for everyday dining or as a patio table.

Bathroom idea uses

Imagine having Cement Recycled glass, shower walls or tub surround, jacuzzi surround. If you have a pet and want to make your pet's shower stall as beautiful as yours, why not use recycled glass. You can cut the recycled glass into a counter top, if you know a welder, you could make side tables with iron legs, shelving in a bathroom as a s accent against walls.

Recycled Glass for Pet Shower

Spoil yourself and or favorite pet with a recycled glass shower stall.
Spoil yourself and or favorite pet with a recycled glass shower stall.

What is the Maintenance and Warantee?

You only need to reseal it once a year with brush & roller. It takes about 2 hours for the sealer to penetrate. All you use to clean it is soap and water. The surface is an extremely durable. If a crack should occur your fabricator would be able to repair it. My favorite is the Aqua Sand, Frost White and Calypso Blue. I love the colors because they remind me of the beach. If I had a beach home or a home by a lake, I would definitely put that in the kitchen or the master bath.

They offer a 10 year warrantee from the original installation and a 15 year warrantee on resin. I would talk to your local dealer/ fabricator who sells Curvava or Vetrazza. I know when it comes to granite, some dealers offer a 15 year warrantee and some offer a lifetime from installation. It really depends on the manufacturer.

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    • alphagirl profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from USA

      Design is an individual taste. Thank you for voting up.

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      3 years ago

      I was just talking to a kitchen cabinet supplier who said they stopped carrying Curvara because the glass chips chipped when something - say a heavy handled metal knife - dropped on the counter. Anyone have any such experiences?

    • glassvisage profile image


      6 years ago from Northern California

      Great Hub. I hadn't considered this for the entire countertop - I had envisioned it mainly as a backsplash, but it really looks fantastic and it's a nice modern look. I like that you included maintenance information as well.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have seen some of this recycled glass surfaces in the big box stores like Home Depot. They really do look pretty! Something to consider if ever replacing our countertops. Voted interesting. Thanks!

    • frugalfamily profile image

      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Haha, I thought this was going to be a craft hub! My partner and I actually re-did our bathroom counter top with glass beads from the dollar store. Looks great!

    • alphagirl profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      Teaches12345, Bathrooms are are a great space to really put that extra detail. It requires less material, and you can really personalize the space There are products made of corrugated cardboard and it is compressed to be used as counter tops. If you have a design question, shout my way.Good luck with your remodel.

      No one uses Corian. But everyone thinks of granite.

    • alphagirl profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      Jackie Lynnley, Thanks, for stopping by. I think people are surprised and aren't aware that this is available.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      We are getting ready to tile our bathroom shower stall and will have to look into these options. The dog looks like he knows what you are talking about!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I love this too, a great idea! What a beautiful way to recycle glass. Voted up.


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