It has never been more popular to be eco-friendly. There are tons of ways to reduce your carbon footprint—you can drive a hybrid car, power your home using solar energy, drink from a reusable coffee mug, carry your groceries in reusable bags, or even take shorter showers.
If you’re an environmentally-conscious consumer and you’re interested in updating your home, you may want to consider installing a bio-glass countertop in your kitchen or washroom. Bio-glass countertops are an affordable, eco-friendly alternative to pricier countertops like marble, granite and quartz.
So, what is bio-glass?
Bio-Glass is a countertop material made of 100% recycled pre-or post-consumer glass that has been heat-processed to achieve a distinctive and decorative hard surface. It is available in a variety of different textures and colours including: White Diamond, Oriental Jade (light green), Malachite (green melded with black), Fossil Amber (brown), and Aquamarine (blue). Bio-Glass countertops are somewhat luminous, giving them a unique look when light shines through. Bio-Glass is slip-, scratch- and stain-resistant, non-porous and easy to clean, making it the perfect material for countertops. It can also be used for wall tiles, flooring, tub surrounds and more.
One slab of bio-glass saves one cubic yard of land fill and reduces CO2 emissions by 35 pounds. It is Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry for its use of healthy materials and eco-intelligent design.
Essentially, bio-glass is a material that you can feel good about having in your home. It’s unique, sturdy and eco-friendly—what more could you ask for? For more information on bio-glass countertops, ask the experts at Custom Granite. We carry a wide selection of countertops including marble countertops, granite countertops and quartz countertops in Ontario. Visit our Go Granite website online at www.gogranite.ca for more details on our products.