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.
A warm breeze at a sidewalk café… a bottle of sparkling water, maybe a bottle of wine… a beautiful friend, and you.
After a small feast, as you stroll away, someone clears the plates and takes the bottles toward their next destination. Brilliantly repurposed, those bottles are in your countertop. Bistro Green.
The Glass Transformation Story
When you take the extra step of putting your glass waste into the recycling bin, you’re doing something good. Those bottles and jars that held all your culinary necessities are sent to be processed and put back into use. The glass in this mix is from your kitchen... your soda bottles, olive oil containers, pickle jars, wine and water bottles could have been waste. Instead here they are, made into something beautiful: Bistro Green.
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.