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IceStone Recycled Glass Countertops - What are They and How Much Do They Cost?

Updated on March 29, 2013

What is IceStone?

If you're thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom and are concerned about the environmental impact of various building materials, IceStone is a green alternative that you might want to consider. In addition to being environmenally friendly and durable, it is available in 27 different standard colors, so there's sure to be one that will go with your décor.

IceStone is a strong, durable material for countertops, floors and wall coverings that is made from recycled glass and concrete. It is as strong and beautiful as granite, but less porous than marble. In addition to countertops and floors, it can also be used to create backsplashes, vanities, bathroom dividers and tabletops.

The company produces IceStone in 52 1/2" x 96" x 1 1/4" slabs. It is then sold to fabricators and distributors who make it into beautiful countertops and other items using standard stone cutting tools.

Installed IceStone Countertops

Caring for Your IceStone Countertops

IceStone needs to be sealed according to the manufacturer's guidelines to prevent staining. You should check with the fabricator or the contractor who installs your countertops to make sure they have been treated before using your new countertops.

Once sealed, you should clean your countertops daily with a mild, low-ph cleanser. Using harsh chemical cleaners on the material can strip the finish and allow stains to appear on the surface.

Samples on Display

IceStone is available in many different colors.
IceStone is available in many different colors. | Source

Recycled Glass Countertops Price

IceStone recycled glass countertops are not for the price-conscious.  They are a high-end product for environmentally conscious consumers.  The lower end of the glass countertops price range is around $2000.  Some glass countertops cost much more.  The price will vary depending on the color, style and even the company selling it.  You should always shop around for the best IceStone countertops price.

IceStone Uses Green Manufacturing Processes Too

Where to Buy IceStone Custom Countertops

IceStone countertops are available through many custom kitchen design and installation companies. Check your local yellow pages and call to see if the companies listed there work with IceStone.

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      ben bergstein 3 years ago

      very disappointed in the product- i am a cabinet maker . renovated my kitchen - took a chance on ice stone- it's attractive enough but within a day discovered numerous stains. i avoided using marble because of it's vulnerability to staining. big mistake. not only is marble more attractive but is apparently more serviceable . unless and until the producers of this product comes up with a solution to it's problems [ chipping as well] i recommend avoiding it

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      Concrete 6 years ago

      Thanks for the post. We want to put a kitchen in the basement and rent it out to people. We'd heard about ice stone counters. Anyway, thanks for the post. It was very informative.

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      CS Handyman 7 years ago

      I'm a handyman contractor, and thought your page was well done and informative. Gives people lot's of good ideas.

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      Recycled Glass Countertops Man23 7 years ago

      When it comes to the recycled glass countertops, price all depends on where you get it from. Yes it can be expensive, but by going green you are helping more than hurting. Good luck and god bless.

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      Recycled Glass Countertops 8 years ago

      IceStone requires more care and maintenance than granite and even marble.

      Many granites need sealing, but some don't. Those varieties that don't need sealing are so dense they are practically stain-proof.

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      Sam 8 years ago

      Extremely disappointed with Icestone. Was sorry immediately after installation. It is a stain magnet; can't do anything that you would normally do in a kitchen like make a salad or pour a cup of coffee. Stains within a few minutes. Don't answer the door while you are making dinner. Anything you might have accidentally spilled will stain in the meantime.

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      Michael 9 years ago

      IceStone absolutely stains. 2 minutes of spilled olive brine on 2 layer freshly sealed IceStone left visible stain, persistent even after heavy washing with soap, etc. I am very, very disappointed with this material.