Vetrazzo is less porous 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. And staining agents (like coffee and tea) will leave a trace if allowed to remain on the surface.
Luckily, like aged butcher block, marble, and concrete, signs of living can actually enhance the character of the surface. If you clean messes up quickly, your Vetrazzo will remain unchanged. If you are more carefree, you may appreciate the natural patina that develops as you live with and enjoy your Vetrazzo. Also, dark mixes and those with patina hide the signs of a carefree lifestyle remarkably well.
Drinking a cold one on a hot day….it puts you in the right state of mind. Drop your bottle in the recycling bin, kick back, and think how you just made the world a little better. The bottle is on its way to its new life. It’s in your countertop. Refreshingly re-purposed... into Alehouse Amber.
The Glass Transformation Story
Those bottles and jars that held refreshments can now be processed and put back into use. The glass in this mix is from your recycling bin. They could have gone to the landfill, but instead they are in this gorgeous Vetrazzo mix: Alehouse Amber.
The Distinctive Beauty of Vetrazzo
Every panel of Vetrazzo is unique. Variations in the pattern and distribution of glass are an inherent part of its beauty. When you install a Vetrazzo surface, you express your individual style; nobody will ever have one exactly like it.
With Vetrazzo Surfaces you can express both your styles and your respect for the earth without compromise. Vetrazzo is 85% glass, and all the glass we use is recycled - so it really is good for the environment.
Vetrazzo is tested and certified by NSF International
Vetrazzo wins the first annual Green Log Home & Lifestyle Awards in the countertop division. Judged most eco-friendly from a crowded field of surfacing options.