Know the Pros and Cons of Glass Countertops

By | April 8, 2012

Glass countertops are not uncommon today especially in modern and stylish kitchens. However, before planning to install or remodel your kitchen by glass countertops, it’s better to consider their durability, maintenance, features, cost, etc. Here are some pros and cons of glass countertops.


  • Glass countertops are beautiful to look and they bring a new, unique and distinctive style to the kitchen.
  • They allow customization – they can be designed according to your preferences and choices.
  • Glass is non-porous. So, there are no chances of bacteria or mold to settle in the countertop. Hence, obviously, they are hygienic and stain-proof.
  • Also, glass countertops are heat-resistant and moisture-resistant. Any temperature variations may not affect the glass.
  • These are easy to clean. They need only water or a simple mixture of soap and water for cleaning.


  • One of the foremost disadvantages of glass countertops is their durability. They are more prone to chips, cracks and scratches, and hence, are not as durable as granite or marble countertops. They are not suitable for high-traffic kitchens. Also, they have to be handled carefully and these countertops may not be a right option if you have kids.
  • Though they are stain-resistant, they show fingerprints and water spots.
  • Acids and acidic compounds permanently etch the glass and can damage the countertop.
  • Glass countertops are very much expensive when compared to any other countertop materials. Also, they add up the remodeling costs if you wish to have customized ones.

So, keep in mind these features of glass countertops and make a right choice.