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UltraGlas Kitchen Countertops

Long gone are the days of gold-flecked Formica cabinets, butcher blocks and ceramic tile. Today, there are a dizzying number of choices when it comes to kitchen countertops. The old favorites are still around, but they’ve been pushed to the back burner by innovative, new materials (made out of old materials), like cement, recycled paper, granite, marble and glass.

Glass kitchen countertops are the specialty of Chatsworth, California-based UltraGlas, Inc. UltraGlas products, which include some fantastically unique features in flooring, stairs, balustrades, light fixtures, countertops, bar tops, shower enclosures and artwork, to name a few, are made with elegant and artistic flair. Although they offer a whole catalog of colors, textures, patterns and products, UltraGlas encourages customers to come up with their own imaginative ideas for completely customized glass products. Not only can they make virtually any color, texture and pattern on their glass countertops, but can also form the piece into any thickness desired by the customer.

UltraGlas was the first to develop their unique heat slumping process. Under the direction of company founder Jane Skeeter, UltraGlas designed a way to mold glass into any thickness, pattern, or texture by using a malleable heat-resistant mold. UltraGlas products are hygienic, low-maintenance and offer the strength and durability of tempered glass. The company states that their countertops meet all glass safety standards, can be ordered in a number of standard patterns or customized to meet the needs of any customer.

Additionally, UltraGlas is striving to become as environmentally responsible as a business can be. They use some recycled glass in their production, reuse and recycle packaging materials, and have met or exceeded all air and environmental standards set forth by the city of Los Angeles and the state of California.

When it comes to innovation in kitchen countertop design, UltraGlas, Inc. might just take the cake. They offer a wide selection of glass countertops in every size, shape, color, and pattern you could imagine. Here is some more information about this very unique countertop-maker.

Costs

UltraGlas, Inc. does not provide price quotes to individual consumers; they must be requested by a licensed contractor or architect. You can find contact information to speak to UltraGlas directly here, or just get in touch with a local contractor to learn more.

Pros

UltraGlas products are very hygienic and low-maintenance.

They offer the strength and durability of tempered glass.

UltraGlas can be ordered in a number of standard patterns or customized to meet your specific needs.

Cons

Glass countertops may be more susceptible to damage than other countertop materials.

Durability

Glass may seem like a fragile countertop material choice, but the “kiln-forming” process that UltraGlass is made with makes it surprisingly durable—much more so than decorative glass. It also has the advantage of being non-porous, non-absorbent and non-abrasive.

Maintenance

With the ability to hide fingerprints, dust, and dirt better than flat or etched glass, UltraGlass is extremely easy to maintain. Your countertops should simply be cleaned with non-abrasive household glass cleaner.

Common Questions and Answers

What does UltraGlas, Inc. have to offer?

While glass kitchen countertops are the UltraGlas specialty, they also offer some fantastically unique features in flooring, stairs, balustrades, light fixtures, bar tops, shower enclosures and artwork—all made with an artistic flair. In addition, the com

Is UltraGlas, Inc. an environmentally-friendly company?

Yes, they are striving to become as environmentally responsible as a business can be. UltraGlas currently use some recycled glass in their production, reuse and recycles packaging materials, and has met or exceeded all air and environmental standards set

History

After establishing Skeeter Studios in 1970, Jane Skeeter traveled to Europe in the mid 1980s to look into the latest glass technology. What she discovered led to her invention of UltraGlas, which has since become a popular material choice for homes, as well as an artistic masterpiece in its own right.

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