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Sep 3, 2008 03:40 AM

Vetrazzo countertops

Does anyone have them? Like, love, hate them?
Thanks in advance for your help

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  1. Is Vetrazzo similar to quartz...I think it is, but I'm not sure. We recently remodeled our kitchen and selected Cambria quartz for our countertops, and we are very pleased. Quartz is virtually maintenance-free and has all of the advantages of granite with one major difference, and one minor additional advantage. The big difference is that since quartz countertops are a manufactured (rather than natural) product, they are uniform in appearance and lack the graining of granite. We like this, because the seams are less apparent than with granite...others prefer the look of granite. Granite requires sealing every six months or so, whereas quartz does not. Sealing is apparently very simple however, and not a big it comes down to which appearance you like better. Both are extremely hard, do not easily scratch, are essentially stain- and heat-proof. Don't know if this helps with Vetrazzo, but good lu=ck.

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    1. re: josephnl

      What I love is that Vetrazzo is 85% recycled glass, most of it directly from your recycling bin picked up at the curb. It is the most sustainable alternative for countertops because the glass is 100% recycled. Quartz, stone are all quarried and non-renewable. Because Vetrazzo is mostly glass in a cement binder it can withstand much hotter temperatures than solid surface or even quartz. Most of the manufactured countertop materials are petroleum resin based just so you know that. Vetrazzo has similar properties to granite in other respects. It is beautiful and distinctive, it doesn't look like everything else which is nice.