Countertop Ideas

When it comes to countertops, it is hard to narrow things down. Granite, Slate, Stone, Wood, Tile, etc… and then you have a range of composite materials.

Vetrazzo is one of those man made products that doesn’t get as much attention as the rest, but is starting to make more of comeback. We have several clients now considering it for kitchen and bath countertops and I see why – it is pretty resistant to scratches, stains or rings from hot plates or acidic food spills. It comes in some neat colors these days and sure makes a WOW statement for those looking to do something new in the kitchen or bathroom. It’s not for everyone – to be honest, the patterns can be a bit busy for me in certain settings and with certain colors. But if you are looking for something different, eco-friendly and durable, you might want to give it some thought.

So what is it? Vetrazzo is a man made product that combines cement with recycled glass and (in some versions) crushed shells and/or bricks. You can find out more about Vetrazzo on the Vetrazzo website:

A few weeks ago, the local sales rep stopped by our office to chat and left some samples of the most popular colors in our area. I have pulled images of those top 4 from their website. The are shown in the order below as: Bretagne Blue, Emerald Coast (my personal favorite), Umbo White and Amethystos. The large picture at the very top showing the Vetrazzo installed is the Umbo White (my second favorite).


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