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 soft, blue sky punctuated by tall buildings. Sometimes those buildings appear to be made of nothing but glass. Aptly named, blue float glass is often used for such lofty spaces. This glass is manufactured by floating a stream of glass on a thin bed of tin
The Glass Transformation Story
Inevitably, manufacturing glass produces waste. Too often, that waste ends up in the landfill. We like to keep this peaceful color out of the waste stream. You see it here, floating freely in this Vetrazzo mix.
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.