These days there are already a lot of countertops to choose from. They come from almost all materials that you may have in mind. From granite to concrete, worktops these days come from a lot of types. There are even worktops made of glass. The problem with the latter is that a lot of people doubt its ability to withstand heat, its strength and its capacity to resist scratches and stains. This is a common misconception so let us discover the facts behind all of these things so that we can come up with a conclusion that glass are not only a perfect choice for countertops in the kitchen when it comes to style but also to practicality.
If you are concerned about the heat, glass does not easily break. There are even so many cooking pots and pans made of glass these days and people don’t even worry about them breaking. It is so odd when almost all people are thinking about the glass’ fragility yet don’t come to realize that they are also using glass in so many ways and such usage can disprove their misconception about the material. The covers of microwaves and some stoves are made of glass. These kitchen appliances heat to whatever degrees of temperature yet those glasses don’t break. So when it comes to strength, there is no doubt that glass can survive any heat.
Second thing that people are concerned about is how strong glasses are when it comes to force applied to them. It is inevitable to have kids who love to play around and pound things anywhere even on countertops. This makes people come to a realization that glass should never be a choice for countertops because they will only break. However, if you come to think about the cars and their windshields made of glass even thinner than what the glass countertops ware made of, you may want to rethink about your thoughts. Glass is among the strongest material. So, they are practical to be used for worktops.
Lastly, glasses can withstand scratches and stains. If you are in doubt about how long glass countertops can last, then doubt no more. Glass countertops don’t easily get scratches. In fact, most of the chopping boards these days are made of glass and they hardly get any scratch problems. Moreover, stains can’t penetrate to glass’ smooth surfaces. They can be washed away with running water.
Thus, glass is the perfect and most practical material for countertops these days apart from the fact that they look sophisticated and contemporary.