Why Is Glass High Performance?
Glass is nonporous by nature, making it very easy to clean. It also won’t stain or “ghost,” which is a condition where, even after cleaning, residue is left behind. Glass can also withstand heavy use. Using glass for shelving, frameless doors, or other applications has become an alternative that’s safer, as well, since it can be antimicrobial. It can be especially effective in high-germ areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
Glass has also become a favorite for markerboards. Glass markerboards offer great functionality without the concerns of whiteboards.
Aluminum: Lightweight and Flexible
The light weight of aluminum has made it a go-to for many designers, as other metals are too heavy. Its composition, however, isn’t weak. It’s a strong metal that also doesn’t corrode due to a natural protective thin oxide coating.
The metal has green attributes, as well—it’s non-toxic and recyclable. Its surface is easy to clean and has the shortest virus life span out of the materials compared. All of these traits make it a viable option to replace conventional materials in nontraditional applications like aluminum cabinet frames.