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Features of Nano-Crystallized Glass
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Features of Nano-Crystallized Glass

Nano-cystallized glass is suitable for use as a countertop material, but it can also be used for walls, floors, windowsills, sinks and tabletops.

Much like ordinary glass, it is made of natural materials, and it is chemically inert. Additional features of nano-crystallized glass are as follows:

1、Scratch and stain resistant

2、Heat resistant

3、Hard and durable

4、Nonporous

5、Recyclable

Nano-crystallized glass is much harder than ordinary glass or even standard crystallized glass. On the Mohs scale, it scores 7.0.

Consumers have stated that nano-crystallized glass is a preferred surfacing material because of its nearly pure white color, which is a natural byproduct of its manufacturing process. It is also quickly becoming known as an excellent substitute for white marble.

 

Fabrication of Nano-Crystallized Glass

Nano-crystallized glass is manufactured from a blend of natural materials that is 75 percent silica and 25 percent other natural minerals. The mixture is poured into a mold to form either a slab or a tile, and it is heated to a temperature ranging from 1,600 degrees Celsius to 1,800 degrees C. for 24 to 26 hours. The high temperatures and the length of time align the molecules of the glass on a nanoscopic scale, which it retains upon cooling and hardening.

Slabs of nano-crystallized glass are commonly available in sizes of 12 ft. by 12 ft., 16 by 16 ft. and 18 by 18 ft. with thicknesses of 3/8 in. or 1/2 in. Tiles are usually made to 24 in. by 24. in. by 3/4 in. Most slabs and tiles are polished by default, but they can be given a CNC satin finish.

The cutting of nano-crystallized glass is usually accomplished with continuous blade saws, but it can also be honed, chiseled or sandblasted. The edges can be ground to a bullnose or chamfered. Remnants are 100 percent recyclable.

Installation of nano-crystallized glass is a simple process. The material does not need to be sealed, but a sealer may be added for additional protection.
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