Sitzer Spuria Studios recently used White Diamond Bio-Glass for the vanity top in a master bath they designed. They selected the material because of its beauty (inside and out). The clients fell in love with the material as soon as they saw it. One of the designers on the project, Beverly Dawson, remarked that the glass is the color of water, so it beckons to be used in a bathroom. The material has a rare luminosity and clarity that make it a showpiece. And, they love it's story - the fact that the material is 100% recycled adds to its beauty. Custom Stone and Marble in Durham, NC fabricated and installed the glass top. The backspash tile selected to complement the Bio-Glass top is MW Glass Mosaic in Satin Grey Mix and the cabinets are a light washed oak.
Here are a few tips from Sitzer Spuria Studios for designing with Bio-Glass:
-Bio-Glass should be supported with a substrate, so designing this layer into the cabinet is essential to a successful installation.
-The lighter colors of Bio-Glass (White Diamond and Oriental Jade) take on the color of the substrate they are placed on. The substrate should be a uniform color, which can be achieved by painting the substrate. Sitzer Spuria Studios recommends Sherwin Williams White Mint for the White Diamond Bio-Glass and Greening for the Oriental Jade Bio-Glass.
- Instruct the installer to use a modest amount of clear adhesive around the edges of the top for a flawless installation.
-Sink options to consider, other than undermount, are drop-in sinks and vessel sinks which would work beautifully with the material.