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Cost of Glass Countertops

The cost of glass countertops depends on factors like surface area, quality of materials, cost of labor, complexity of job and who you hire for installation. At Glass Doctor®, our experts will help you design and install your custom glass countertop.

Keep reading to learn about the cost of glass countertops, their benefits and what the installation process looks like.

How Much Do Glass Countertops Cost?

On average, the minimum cost for glass countertops per square foot is $75, while the maximum cost per square foot is around $105.

However, this cost will vary based on the type of glass countertop you want, the size of the product and the scope of installation.

Regardless of where you want to install your glass countertop—whether it be in your kitchen or dining room—Glass Doctor makes it more affordable than you may think to install this fixture in your home.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Glass Countertops

Before installing glass countertops, consider these factors that may affect the overall installation price:

  • Thicker glass slabs are often more expensive based on their material makeup and additional labor costs.
  • If you want seams or backsplashes integrated into your countertop design, there will be an additional cost for added labor.
  • Cutouts for sinks and other utility fixtures will affect your end cost.
  • While curves and rounded corners are safer, this design requires more labor causing an increase in cost.
  • If you choose a color for your glass countertop, be aware that some colors are more rare and expensive than others.
  • Recycled glass countertops can cost about the same as other custom-cut glass solutions, so they won’t necessarily be the go-to option for budget-oriented buyers.
  • The cost of labor for installing a glass countertop is another factor that might affect your final cost. Local cost of living and standard income could have a slight impact on the cost of labor.

Types of Glass Used for Countertops

If you’re unsure what types of glass are available for your countertop, take a look at some options for countertop materials below: 

  • Float Glass—This type of glass is made from new or recycled glass. You can coat, seal or add pigments before the glass is fully hardened.
  • Slump Glass—This type of glass is formed when pieces of glass are put into a mold and heated just enough to make them stick together, creating different-shaped countertops.
  • Tempered Glass—Tempered glass undergoes a specific heat treatment that makes it stronger and more durable. In the event of breakage, this type of glass will shatter into dull, rounded cubes instead of sharp jagged pieces. Tempered glass countertops are great additions for both outdoor and indoor designs.
  • Annealed Glass—Similar to tempered glass, annealed glass has chemicals added to the resin mixture to increase its strength.
  • Recycled Glass—If you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly countertop, consider choosing a countertop made of recycled glass. Made up of fragments of post-commercial and industrial recycled glass, these countertops are strong and durable and don’t require sealing, and they also come in a variety of colors. Recycled glass countertops can cost about $50–$100 per square foot on average.

What Are Some Benefits of Glass Countertops?

Glass countertops are a great inclusion to any home remodeling project. In addition to providing a unique and contemporary look to your kitchen or bathroom, glass countertops offer many advantages over traditional countertop surfaces, such as:

  • Being extremely easy to clean
  • Resistant to heat, moisture, scratching, staining and mold
  • Available in a wide variety of colors and materials
  • Can improve the resale value of any dated space, especially a kitchen
  • Environmentally-friendly, especially if you choose a recycled glass countertop
  • Affordable pricing compared to granite countertops
  • Glass kitchen countertops give the room an added sense of space in nearly every kitchen design without having to remodel the whole room

Why Glass Doctor?

Are you looking for where to get new glass countertops nearby? At Glass Doctor, we have over 40 years of experience repairing, replacing and installing all types of glass—including glass countertops.

Take a look at why our customers choose us as their go-to class company to have their countertops installed:

  • We provide free, in-home consultations where we discuss budget, take measurements and offer custom countertop solutions
  • Within 24 hours of our consultation, we offer upfront quotes and detail the scope of the project
  • We never charge overtime fees for additional work
  • Our courteous, uniformed professionals are licensed and consistently demonstrate excellent customer service
  • Our experts deliver 24/7 emergency repair and replacement services

Call Glass Doctor Today

The certified professionals at Glass Doctor have the experience and skills to create the perfect custom glass countertop for your home. Share your ideas with us during a free consultation, and we will work with you to design a product that is both functional and stylish.

Schedule an appointment with us today at 855-603-1919 to meet with an expert and discuss the cost for your new glass countertop.

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Sources:

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Homewyse: http://www.homewyse.com/costs/cost_of_glass_countertops.html

HGTV: http://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/kitchens/glass-kitchen-countertops

Cost Owl: http://www.costowl.com/home-improvement/countertop-recycled-glass-cost.html