All About Vetrazzo

 In blog, Countertops Aurora

If you’re planning a kitchen and bath remodel, you need to think about your countertops. Sure, you could go with a classic marble or the ubiquitous granite, but if you’re in the mood for something a little different, Vetrazzo may be exactly what you’re looking for. Vetrazzo is unique, and each slab looks different. Here’s what you need to know.

What is Vetrazzo?

Vetrazzo was designed about 20 years ago. The concept was to create something that uses glass and the result is Vetrazzo. Vetrazzo is a composite material made from recycled glass and a binder that holds the glass pieces together. This creates a one-of-a-kind slab that’s colorful and interesting to look at.

What Color is It?

Vetrazzo comes in many different colors and styles. The glass may come from different sources, and the binder may be mixed with different pigments to create a wide variety of colors. In short, Vetrazzo doesn’t have one particular color, though thanks to its recycled material makeup, it certainly is “green”!

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Where Does the Glass Come From?

Vetrazzo is interesting because about 85% of the final slab is made from recycled glass. This can come from consumer recycling programs or industrial glass. They even source from more interesting items like stemware and traffic lights. If you’re concerned about eco-friendly practices, you can rest easy knowing Vetrazzo contains a significant amount of recycled content.

How is it Made?

Vetrazzo slabs are made by hand in the United States, making it a wholly unique piece. Because each batch is produced with different types of glass, each slab will look different from the one before it. Glass pieces are chosen by hand to create a unique work of art. The slabs are then smoothed to the desired finish. The entire process takes several weeks, though suppliers often have slabs in stock.

Contact Niron Depot if you’re in the Denver metro area and you want to compare countertops. We have a huge selection of Vetrazzo, granite, marble, and more! The best way to choose a countertop is to see it in person, so make your showroom appointment today.