A Story in Every Stone
Vetrazzo is produced domestically in Tate, Georgia from recycled glass products. The surface contains glass ranging from Skyy Vodka bottles to window glass from historic buildings. Instead of throwing this glass away where it ends up in the landfill, we reuse it so it can continue it's life as a part of your home. Because all of the glass is recycled, it is never perfectly uniform, which gives the surface it's story. You might have a Cobalt Skyy countertop with several small pieces of green from recycled bottles that were "thrown" in at the dumpster. All of the pieces are different sizes, shapes, and shades, which ensures that your countertop will be completely unique.
Vetrazzo is composed of 85% recycled glass of varying colors, which makes it a great eco-friendly countertop. The glass gives the surface a bold beautiful look that is sure to impress. If you are looking for a unique stunning choice for your countertop, then Vetrazzo is for you!
Vetrazzo is less likely to stain than marble and concrete and equivalent to some granite. But you do have to care for it. 85% of the surface is glass, which is impervious to stain. However, acids (like red wine, lemon juice and vinegar) will etch the matrix of the surface (the concrete area between the glass) if not cleaned up right away. Staining agents (like coffee and tea) will also leave a trace if allowed to remain on the surface for a prolonged period. You should re-apply a sealer every 1-2 years.
Heat and scratching
Being glass and concrete, the surface of Vetrazzo is very durable when it comes to scratches and heat. You can cut on the surface, but it will dull your knives. Also, you may put hot pans on the surface, but if left for prolonged periods the heat can damage the sealer (just like granite).
A full maintenance guide can be downloaded here.