PLANO, TX – (IBWire.com December 6, 2011) – GLASS RECYCLED – a Texas-based company that is helping the environment by using discarded glass to make stunning kitchen countertops and flooring – was recently featured on a recent DIY episode of “I Hate My Kitchen.”
I Hate My Kitchen is a DIY (Do It Yourself) Network program that gives homeowners hope with economical yet clever kitchen design ideas using amazing new products and cool tools. I Hate My Kitchen helps totally renovate actual kitchens, showcasing along the way impactful alternatives that ‘don’t require loans, demolition or divorce,” according to the networks’ website.
In a recent episode, the homeowners had purchased a foreclosed home, whose previous owners had literally torn out the entire kitchen including all cabinets, countertops and appliances. While on a strict budget, the couple desired to make a positive environmental impact on their project, and selected a portion of a recycled bowling alley lane for their island top and GLASS RECYCLED’s GlassSLAB product for the kitchen countertops.
“What made our GlassSLAB product so appealing to these homeowners was the ability to custom create any design they could imagine,” stated Tim Whaley – who invented and patented this process. “First, we have a number of glass, porcelain, mirror and mother of pearl colors, and varying sizes of each. Then we can combine it with a custom epoxy to match virtually any paint color. The result is a kitchen countertop surface that is truly stunning and unique, is as durable as granite but is also heat and scratch resistant, does not require a seal and does not emit any potentially toxic volatile organic compounds.”
GlassSLAB can be made to any specified size and shape for your kitchen countertop, bathroom, utility room, game room bar and more. Installation is easy and can be performed by anyone familiar with traditional granite or tile installations.
Keep in mind that even little things can make a big impact on the environment. Amazingly, the average GLASS RECYCLED kitchen countertop ‘up-cycles’ 750 discarded glass bottles and jars? This process of using recycled material and recreating it into new uses – or ‘up-cycling’ – is quickly becoming a trend in much new construction and remodeling projects around the world. Considering it takes 100 million years for them to totally decompose, imagine the stress-relief on landfills to make better use of these materials by giving them new life in a remodeling project. A GlassSLAB kitchen remodel will not only be the most beautiful and unique surface in the neighborhood, but will give the satisfaction of knowing something has really been done to protect the future of Planet Earth.
Visit the GLASS RECYCLED website at glassrecycled.com or call 888.523.7894 for more information on their various recycled glass products for commercial and residential use and be sure to go to the sites’ exclusive Design Gallery gives you the opportunity to custom create a sample to help begin your kitchen remodel process.