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Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertops

By Email author - Sat, 30 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT
Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo recycled glass countertops are both beautiful and functional, providing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional surfaces.

The recycled glass countertops manufactured by Vetrazzo are made using 100 percent recycled glass and provide an eco-conscious alternative to traditional kitchen and bath surfaces.

A green substitute for granite, marble and other quarried stone and tile products, the recycled glass can help a building obtain LEED certification and is a versatile and durable surface that can also be used as a wall covering or flooring, as well as for architectural cladding, mantles and fireplace surrounds.

The largest portion of Vetrazzo recycled glass comes directly from curbside recycling programs, while other suppliers include industrial sources, windows, dinnerware, stemware, windshields, stained glass, laboratory glass and a variety of other sources, including outdated traffic lights and building demolition.

Since each piece is carefully crafted for beauty and endurance, buyers receive a Certificate of Transformation that details its origins when they purchase a Vetrazzo product.

Vetrazzo comes in a variety of dazzling hues, including several shades of blue and green, champagne, flint and amber.

Heat and scratch resistant, it is easy to care for, thanks to the fact that it is less porous than concrete or marble and is as hard as some types of granite.

Over time, the surface will develop an attractive patina that will help to enhance its appearance.

At the manufacturing level, Vetrazzo has introduced a variety of measures designed to lessen its overall impact on the environment, including providing recycling receptacles for employees to use and making efficiency a primary focus.

The company is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Chamber of the South, which are organizations devoted to bringing together community leaders and businesses to support a variety of eco-conscious initiatives.

The manufacturing plant also features a unique capturing system that recycles the water that is used, and a negative pressure dust booth that helps to minimize air pollution.

For more information, please visit Vetrazzo.

Image Credit: © Vetrazzo.