Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Surfaces
Vetrazzo is crafted from recycled glass and can be used anywhere natural stone is used. With over 85% recycled glass content, Vetrazzo allows homeowners, architects, designers, and builders to exhibit both their style and their respect for the earth and environment.
What is Vetrazzo?
Vetrazzo is a line of exquisite surface materials crafted from recycled glass and used anywhere natural stone is used: kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, tabletops, architectural cladding, and more. Vetrazzo surfaces offer a stunning and lively signature for residential or commercial projects. With over 85% recycled glass content, Vetrazzo allows homeowners, architects, designers, and builders to exhibit both their style and their respect for the earth and environment. Please contact Capitol Granite for any information not answered below about Vetrazzo Surfaces.
What are Vetrazzo Countertops made of?
Vetrazzo is composed of a patented, proprietary formula that combines recycled glass with a binder of cement, additives, pigments and other recycled materials. Conversely, most manufactured countertop materials on the market, such as engineered stone (also referred to as “Quartz”), utilize a synthetic, petroleum-based resin binder.
Are Vetrazzo Countertops & Vetrazzo surfaces smooth or textured?
Vetrazzo surfaces are smooth, just like highly polished granite. Come visit us and run your hand across Vetrazzo and experience it for yourself.
Where does the glass come from? How much is recycled?
All of the glass used in Vetrazzo is recycled, and it makes up approximately 85% of the final material. The largest source of glass used in Vetrazzo comes from neighborhood curbside recycling programs. Other glass comes from post-industrial usage, windows, drinking glasses, stemware, automotive glass, stained glass, laboratory glass, reclaimed glass from building demolition, and other unusual sources such as decommissioned traffic light lenses. Because of the unique nature of the glass used in the production process, every Vetrazzo surface has its own history.
How do Vetrazzo countertops compare to Granite countertops?
Vetrazzo is comparable in strength, scratch resistance, thermal resistance, durability, and care and maintenance to granite. Vetrazzo can be used wherever granite or other natural stone surfaces are used. One key difference between granite and Vetrazzo is that, because Vetrazzo is made entirely in the US and is composed of more than 85% recycled material, Vetrazzo is one of the most environmentally friendly surface materials on the market.