Glass

Individual, versatile and robust. Glass is modern, trendy and among the most elegant materials for your kitchen.

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Glass worktops

Too brittle? Not at all! Lechner glass worktops are made of thermally toughened single-pane safety glass (ESG), which is absolutely stable in any thickness. A glass countertop adds a stylish eye-catcher to your kitchen or helps to create a uniformly discreet look. In designer kitchens, glossy worktops in particular create a modern and brilliant depth effect. Frosted glass worktops in the Mezzo or Satin+ surface versions gently diffuse the light into the room and have a velvety soft feel. At the same time, frosted surfaces score points thanks to their easy-care properties.

Advantages of a glass kitchen worktop

  • With glass, you can design your own personal dream kitchen. Choose from selected Lechner monochrome designs or coordinate the colour of your glass worktop with your favourite colour and furnishings. Motifs and custom designs are also possible and offer limitless creative options.
  • A glass worktop convinces thanks to its imperviousness against various influences (e.g. temperature, impact and acid). 
  • A glass worktop is easy to clean, does not absorb odours and is particularly durable.

Properties of glass countertops

Individual design, flexible resilience and reliable hygiene: they have many advantages.

Individual design

Individual design

with the colour and motif of your choice, you can create your own individual and unique designer worktop. Whether extravagantly eye-catching or discreetly blending into the rest of your kitchen.

Elegant thin panel look

Elegant thin panel look

choose glass with a thickness of twelve millimetres or more for a modern and elegant look.

Durable

Durable

falling pots and pans cannot damage the glass worktops from Lechner. Their outstanding temperature, water and acid resistance make them an everyday hero.

Temperature resistant

Temperature resistant

they are perfect for use with gas hobs and can be exposed to heat without a problem.

Cut and scratch resistant

Cut and scratch resistant

Lechner glass worktops in the Mezzo frosted finish are absolutely scratch resistant. For kitchens that are subject to heavy use, we recommend our Satin+ surface, which is both scratch and cut resistant.

Low maintenance

Low maintenance

thanks to their non-porous surface, liquids do not penetrate and can be easily wiped off the flat surface.

Designs and Colours

Choose from our selected plain designs as well as exclusive metallic looks – in silver, brass or copper. Or turn your glass worktop into a unique designer object in your chosen colour. Motifs and custom designs can also be implemented.

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FAQs

What are the special features of a glass kitchen worktop?

Glass is made from natural raw materials (e.g. silica sand, calcium oxide and sodium carbonate) and is characterised by its extremely easy-care and hygienic surface. Our glass worktops and back walls are made of thermally toughened single-pane safety glass (ESG), which features a colour print on the underside.

For custom designs, the motifs are printed directly onto the glass. This is a process that was developed in-house and meets the strict DIN standards for use in the kitchen. The effect of the motifs depends on the surface finish and thickness of the glass. Glossy glass makes the design look bright and luminous, while the satin finish, on the other hand, diffuses the light. Frosted surfaces are extremely resistant to cuts and scratches and are therefore ideal for use as worktops. Glossy surfaces are particularly suitable as back walls due to their elegant appearance.

Is glass really sturdy enough to be used as a worktop?

Glass is sturdier than you think! The tempered toughened safety glass is an extremely robust material that is also heat resistant. They come in 12 mm-thick solid material or with a 30 mm or 40 mm substructure. Glass worktops are virtually impervious to impacts from falling objects. However, knocks to the corners and edges should be avoided. By the way: Your glass worktop is covered by most household insurance policies!

Is a glass countertop dangerous if damaged?

We produce worktops and back walls exclusively from high-quality thermally toughened single-pane safety glass (ESG). Compared to non-tempered glass, this glass is more temperature resistant, more resistant to bending and impact, less dangerous and complies with the regulations for living areas. The risk of injury is minimal compared to commercially available standard glass, as the glass shatters into small, blunt-edged pieces in the event of breakage – similar to the windscreen in a car. And if the worst should happen, glass is usually covered by your household insurance.

What should I bear in mind when using my glass kitchen work surface?

Although glass is an extremely durable material, we recommend avoiding mechanical influences such as rubbing, scratching and cutting. Therefore, please always use a suitable mat for cutting work and hot cooking utensils. Please also remove any soiling, such as substances containing grease and oil, from the glass kitchen worktop as soon as possible. In general, you should remove stains and residues immediately, otherwise they can leave a slight shadow – especially on frosted glass.

What should I look out for in a glossy glass kitchen worktop?

Avoid contact between pointed or sharp-edged objects and surfaces with a gloss finish. To preserve the elegant and flawless appearance, please use a suitable chopping board when cutting.

What should I look out for in a frosted glass worktop?

Frosted worktops are particularly practical thanks to their easy-care and robust properties. A Satin+ surface cannot be damaged by knife cuts, for example. With Mezzo, however, we recommend using a suitable mat to protect the worktop from scratches, especially when using high-quality ceramic knives. On frosted glass, you should remove greasy substances immediately to prevent any shadows from forming.

Can I cut directly on my glass worktop?

On gloss and mezzo surfaces, you need a cutting board to avoid cut marks, especially when using high-quality ceramic knives. You may cut directly on Satin+ surfaces. However, the use of a suitable base is also recommended here to prevent your knives from becoming blunt.

What are the differences between Mezzo and Satin+?

The difference between Mezzo and Satin+ is the different etching process. Thanks to a special manufacturing process, the velvet-like Mezzo and Satin+ surfaces are highly resistant to daily wear and tear. Mezzo has a fine frosted finish, while Satin+ is characterised by a somewhat coarser and thus even more cut-resistant surface.

Visually, however, there is hardly any difference. Compared to glossy glass, frosted surfaces are best suited as worktops for everyday use due to their scratch-resistant properties.

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An overview of our decors including a scale for better planning is available in our glass motif brochure.
Care instructions

Cleaning and maintaining glass

Glass is a particularly easy-care material that is simple to clean.

Frosted or glossy?

The surface finish also plays an important role in the use and care of worktops. Basically, frosted glass is recommended for work surfaces due to their excellent resistance to cuts and scratches. Many of our customers like to choose glossy glass for back walls for its exclusive look.

Important tips for daily use

Our worktops made of toughened safety glass have proven extremely durable in everyday use.

To ensure that your new glass kitchen worktop remains stylish and hygienic for many years to come, you should follow these tips: 

  • Avoid bumping against the edges and corners.
  • Despite the temperature-resistant surface, you should use a mat for hot pots and pans, especially in the bridge area between the sink and hob.
  • Remove cooking oil and grease from the worktop promptly – especially with frosted glass. Failure to do so will result in slight shadowing.
  • We advise you to use a suitable underlay when cutting. This helps to protect your knives on Satin+ surfaces and avoid wear marks on glossy and Mezzo surfaces.
  • Although glass is extremely durable, we recommend gentle cleaning without mechanical tools. Do not use abrasive or highly corrosive agents, scouring pads or metal pot cleaners. If a corrosive liquid gets onto your work surface, remove it quickly and with plenty of water.

Cleaning your glass countertop

For daily cleaning of your work surface, it is sufficient to use commercially available agents and soft sponge cloths. Mild glass cleaner, washing-up liquid and all-purpose kitchen cleaners are suitable for removing light soiling. Always dry the surface with a lint-free cloth to prevent limescale deposits.

Dissolve grease stains on frosted worktops

Fatty foods and oils may leave shadows on frosted glass. You can remove these with a basic glass cleaner. Should heavier soiling occur – for example due to prolonged exposure to hot grease – we recommend using a mild cleaner with a grease-dissolving effect.

Important: Cleaners containing silicone and acids are not suitable for frosted glass!

Remove limescale

If water leaves limescale marks or stains, you can easily remove it with common products such as water-based cleaning agents:

  • Vinegar-water mixture (ratio 1:1)
  • Citric acid (two to three teaspoons to one litre of water)
  • Baking soda (one teaspoon to half a litre of water)

Toothpaste and rinse aid also help to remove limescale stains on glass.

It is best to apply your preferred product using a spray bottle, wet the entire surface and let it work for a short time. You can then loosen the limescale deposits with a brush that is not too hard. Finally, rinse the surface again with clear water and a soft sponge. Then dry the glass panel directly with a lint-free cotton cloth to avoid renewed limescale formation.

Video

Glass worktops in the everyday test

Glass is individual and robust. We show the properties of the Satin+ surface in our small everyday test.

Glasarbeitsplatten - individuell & robust