How to Resurface a Kitchen Countertop With Recycled Glass. A mosaic is a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork that can be proudly displayed in your home. Consider resurfacing your kitchen counter with recycled glass. Using recycled glass tiles to create a mosaic masterpiece is creative and earth-friendly. Recycled glass is sold as glass tile and also as tumbled glass. Tumbled glass resembles sea glass. It is soft to the touch and has a cloudy appearance. Glass tiles are often shiny and have added pigment to customize the color. You can use either in mosaics. Your new counters will display your sense of style and your dedication to using recycled materials.