Guide to GEOS Recycled Glass Countertops

Geos Recycled Glass Countertops

"Reduce, reuse and recycle" seems to be everywhere these days. Taking care of our planet is more important than ever, but sometimes it can be hard to find practical ways to do this. Luckily, recycling glass reduces emissions and saves energy.

Whether you're selling your home or just remodeling your current kitchen, the number of design choices you have to make can be overwhelming. You want to find materials that will set yourself apart and raise your home's value. At the same time, you want an environmentally friendly design that you can feel positively about installing. When you want value while doing your part to help the environment, choose GEOS Recycled Glass Surfaces.

GEOS offers a blend of sophistication, durability and sustainability you won't find anywhere else. Glass of varying colors and shapes is recycled and crafted into gorgeous countertop materials suited to match nearly any color palette. With GEOS surfaces, you can transform an ordinary kitchen into a visual, sustainable masterpiece.

What Are GEOs Recycled Glass Countertops?

What Are Geos Recycled Glass Countertops

GEOS recycled glass countertops are an eco-friendly way to provide unique touches to your countertops. These manufactured surfaces are made using a combination of glass fragments and patented resin, which is used to hold the fragments in place.
The concept for these countertops came from the desire to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to mining granite, as well as a way to make use of all the commercial and industrial glass that was ending up in landfills. The idea for recycled glass countertops was born, and its visual and environmental appeal has taken off!

What makes these countertops unique - besides how they're made - is their appearance. When you look at a recycled glass countertop, it looks like thousands of sparkling jewels winking back at you. When the light hits the countertop, watch out! Its beauty becomes even bolder, showcasing the unique hues and angles in each piece of glass.

Because they're manufactured from recycled glass, these countertops are available in a wide variety of designs and colors. This is an especially appealing option if you're looking for countertops to match a predetermined color scheme since you can find just about any complementary color in recycled glass. This means that you won't have to change up existing decor or settle for second-choice cabinets to get attractive countertops. And these recycled glass surfaces are so unique that you'll always find something else new and exciting when you look at them.

How are these countertops different from a more traditional granite option?

1. They're Man-Made

These surfaces are engineered using glass and resin. They aren't found in the Earth, which also means they aren't obtained through mining practices.

2. They're Colorful

Because these surfaces are engineered, they can be made into just about any color you can imagine, even ones not found in natural materials like granite. This can be a big bonus if you have your heart set on a certain color scheme or you're trying to find a new countertop to coordinate with existing decor.

3. They're Easy to Maintain

Granite needs to be resealed regularly to keep the surface strong and prevent staining. GEOS recycled glass, on the other hand, doesn't need to be sealed. It's already strong, and you don't need to worry about it cracking or becoming stained over time.

4 Ways to Use GEOS Recycled Glass Countertops

Ways to Use GEOs Recycled Glass Countertops

GEOS glass surfaces are versatile, meaning they work with a variety of designs, but also in a variety of interiors. Although we spend a lot of time talking about how they can be used in kitchens, the truth is they're a fantastic addition to a variety of designs and decor, including:

1. Kitchen Countertops

If you're like most people, life happens in the kitchen. Whether you're prepping lunch to take to the office, preparing a hasty dinner after soccer practice or icing three dozen cupcakes for your granddaughters' school bake sale, your countertops see a lot of action. When it comes to choosing countertops that can withstand all the activity, GEOS countertops provide strength and durability, as well as beauty. They're unique, eye-catching and send your kitchen renovation over the top.

2. Wet Bars

One excellent way to personalize your home is to add a wet bar to one of your common areas. Using GEOS glass countertops to outfit a wet bar is smart because the countertops are durable, won't absorb spills and are stylish enough to complement your existing decor. And, if you're entertaining your boss or hosting a gathering with people you don't know as well, their unique makeup is a great conversation starter!

3. Commerical Reception Spaces

First impressions are critical, especially when your business depends on them. Installing recycled glass countertops in commercial settings makes a statement about what potential clients will encounter when they meet you. Incorporating the unique designs and beautiful colors of recycled countertops into your company's interiors spices up your reception spaces and dazzle your clients before they ever enter the boardroom.

Your business' interior should be as unique as you are. If you're looking for one-of-a-kind designs that will set your space apart, you'll find GEOS Recycled Glass Surfaces to be a refreshing change of pace. Choose from numerous color options that suit your current business aesthetic.

Many businesses also enjoy GEOS countertops for their monetary benefits. Your company will receive LEED credits when using this sustainable material in your projects.

4. Restaurant Bars

These non-porous surfaces are also an excellent investment for a restaurant bar. They won't absorb spills, they'll hold up to a lot of movement and traffic, and they won't be easily cracked or chipped. And, if that's not enough, they are easy to clean, which makes any bartender's job just a little bit easier.

Pros of GEOS Recycled Glass Countertops

Pros of GEOs Recycled Glass Countertops

Is there a "right" and "wrong" choice when it comes to countertops? The answer to this question is incredibly subjective. What works for one household or business won't always work for another. So the "right" choice for you comes down to the pros and cons of the material. What's so great about recycled countertops?

1. Durability

GEOS' patented resin binders make these surfaces a smart choice if you need a countertop that's going to hold up to constant use. It's an excellent option for home cooks, busy families and businesses whose countertops get a lot of daily use. Sure, you'll still want to put a pad under hot dishes or use a cutting board when you're slicing vegetables, but if a knife slips or a pan touches the surfaces, you don't have to worry about the countertop's ability to stay strong.

2. Easy to Clean

Unlike some other brands, GEOS recycled glass countertops don't ever need to be resealed. They won't absorb spills and become stained. And they can be cleaned with just a sponge and a little bit of soap. This means even the littlest members of your family can pitch in and keep your countertops looking like new.

3. Versatile

GEOS recycled countertops come in a wide variety of colors, which means they can be incorporated into just about any design or color scheme. They can be made to look casual or elegant, and you can choose the color that complements your existing color scheme, rather than being forced to change your design to work around limited countertop options. Besides the kitchen, these surfaces look fantastic in bathrooms, boardrooms, reception areas, wet bars and just about any other place you need a solid surface.

4. Eco-Friendly

Recycled glass countertops contain exactly that - recycled glass. Designing spaces in your home that are environmentally friendly is a beautiful statement about your concern for the planet. When you choose recycled glass countertops, you help to keep glass out of the landfills and repurpose something that's already been made.

Cons of GEOS Recycled Glass Countertops

There are many wonderful reasons why GEOS recycled glass countertops are a great choice for your residential or commercial space. But, there are some unique aspects of these countertops that are important to understand before you buy them.

1. Matte Finish

Because of the resin used to hold the glass fragments together, these gorgeous surfaces don't typically achieve the level of shine that's found in a granite or quartz countertop. Instead, the shine and visual appeal come from the colors and hues found among the glass fragments inside. When the sunlight hits these surfaces, their stunning beauty is a sight to behold. And it can spice up even the most basic room.

2. Up Front Cost

If you look around online, you might find some places that claim recycled glass countertops are expensive and that their cost is a "con" when it comes to whether or not to buy them. But, the truth is that GEOS recycled glass countertops are an affordable option for residential or commercial countertops. When you look at the upfront costs, then evaluate lifespan and maintenance costs, they are still comparable with their quartz and granite counterparts.

A GEOS recycled glass countertop is an affordable investment that will pay for itself as you enjoy years of beauty and get lots of use out of your countertop. And, you won't be shelling out money to reseal and maintain it like granite and other surfaces on the market today. Besides that, as we mentioned before, businesses that install recycled glass countertops are also eligible for LEED credit because they opt to use sustainable materials in their building. These credits demonstrate your business' commitment to environmental conservation, which may ultimately help bring new clients your way.

3. Require Professional Installation

If you opt to purchase recycled glass countertops, it's important to hire a professional installation company to install the countertops. Why? A professional company like Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. can take extra precautions to prevent chips or cracks from occurring during transport and installation. And, they'll have the right tools they need to cut the slab to fit your space and match seams perfectly. In this world of DIY home improvement projects, this isn't one of them.

Recycled Glass Countertops in Pennsylvania

Recycled Glass Countertops in Pennsylvania

For more than 60 years, Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. has met and exceeded Pennsylvanians' needs with gorgeous countertop fabrication and installation. We're proud to offer a selection of environmentally friendly recycled glass surfaces that set apart both homes and businesses with its novel properties.

Enjoy a combination of aesthetic appeal, sustainability and rugged durability with GEOS Recycled Glass Surfaces. Contact us today to learn more or request a quote.

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