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Advantages: On their own, glass and cement are stout materials, so when combined, they become a durable duo with a life expectancy of 50 years or more. The material resists both heat and scratches.
Some manufacturers, such as Vetrazzo, offer ultimate style flexibility, allowing you to choose the pigments and glass for a custom counter uniquely tailored to your kitchen. These are guilt-free counters, as more than 75 percent of the content is from post-consumer recycled content, which keeps waste out of landfills.
Maintenance: Daily maintenance is simple — keep your counters clean with soap and water, being sure to avoid harsh abrasives. You'll need to reseal and wax the surface a couple of times a year, as sealant will deter staining and wax will reduce etching.
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