Benefits of IceStone and Vetrazzo

Installing icestone and vetrazzo in your home can offer a variety of benefits.

IceStone is made of 75% recycled glass and is much stronger and harder than concrete. In fact, the pounds per square inch on IceStone durable surfaces is over 13,000, making it much stronger than marble. It’s great for indoor furniture and is also tough outside. Also, it comes in a great assortment of colors. Like natural stone, it must be sealed to prevent staining. Vetrazzo is composed of a patented proprietary formula that combines recycled glass with a binder of additives, pigments, and other recycled materials. All the glass used in Vetrazzo is recycled, and it makes up approximately 85% of the final material.

Environmentally Friendly

Recycled glass countertops, such as Icestone and Vetrazzo, are manufactured with porcelain create a low maintenance, gorgeous countertop. Some countertops are made with cement instead of porcelain called IceStone. Both of these are truly fantastic options as they are both highly durable, heat resistant and do not absorb any type of liquids. Natural stone countertops such as granite absorb liquids and are especially sensitive to fruit juices. Recycled glass countertops made with either cement or porcelain provides these qualities and are both enormously durable.

Increasing Popularity

Recycled glass countertops are a very popular trend that is taking the construction and home design community by storm. With the rise of a globally conscious community, these elegant countertops can be custom designed and ordered to benefit virtually any color scheme. Not only is sustainable energy a rapidly rising topic, sustainable design is also up and coming.  There is very little negative impact on the environment as well as providing a sanitary food surface. Going green is the way of the future and the manufacturers of recycled glass countertops have revolutionized the glass recycling industry.


Here at Rock Tops Fabrication we use the latest technology to make sure your surface is designed, cut and finished how you envision it. Your home and your design is important to us which is why we’ve strived for thirteen years to give you the most exceptional customer service available. Our portfolio is filled with success stories throughout the Maryland and D.C area. Are you interested in quality, customized, and beautiful fabrication? Contact us today online or by phone at 410-363-4267! If you’re interested in more information about custom fabrication, check out our Twitter and Facebook for business updates.

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