A Chic Translucent Trend
Glass countertops in your bathroom, now that is fairly new. For the majority of us, glass is known for it’s translucent, eye-catching beauty, hardly thought of as a acceptable working surface for your washroom.
Traditionally the emphasis on counters has been function but in recent years there has been a sort of design revolution, today’s bath design has moved towards permanent fixtures acting as ornamental as well as functional grooming surfaces.
And because of this trend, homeowners are looking beyond the traditional surface materials of cultured marble and porcelain. Cutting edge designers are incorporating new trendy materials into their bath designs, materials such as wood, concrete, stainless steel and glass countertops are on the forefront of this shift in radical bathroom design changes.
If you are a discerning homeowner and you want a washroom countertop that has a high end appearance and distinguishes itself from common building materials, then a glass counter is the way to go.
The only stipulation of thinking of using glass as a working surface is just make sure you understand the limitations of the material as well as the maintenance requirements.
Although glass vanity tops don’t have to take the abuse that kitchen surfaces have to go through, your lavatory counter still has its fair share of mistreatment. Tooth paste, cosmetics, nail polish remover, bathroom cleaners as well as the occasional dropped hair drier, curling iron or glass of water all contribute to the abuse.
Fortunately today’s glass surfaces are much more durable than their predecessors. With proper care, glass counters are fully capable of withstanding the test of time.
The Concealing Nature of Frosted Glass
As a design material, glass not only adds visual interest in your loo, it also can make a small space seem larger because of its translucent and reflective nature. One design tip is to get frosted glass to hide any possible scratches.
Also you should think about this material for a bathroom such as your master bath or a powder room that doesn’t get much use and because of its price, you should also consider using it as an accent, unless you have your heart set on using it exclusively throughout your restroom.
The nice thing about a tempered glass surface is its versatility, it can be imbedded with a multitude of textures and colors and comes in a variety of custom finishes to complement just about any bathroom décor.
Glass is a pliable material that can be artistically manipulated to create incredible flowing and unique design masterpieces. Not only is this counter durable (tough as stone and come in multiple thicknesses), they are heat resistant and hygienic because the material has no pores so it can be easily cleaned.
Since glass vanity counters come in a variety of textured finishes, fingerprints and small scratches are nearly invisible.
Another thing, if you are seeking green building materials for your next bathroom renovation project, using recycled glass building materials is an eco-friendly option that you can look into without feeling guilty on splurging on these one of a kind glass surfaces. So I’m sure you won’t run out of glass countertop ideas anytime soon.