Re-purpose, Reuse, Up-style, Reclaim January 11, 2015
With the great age of recycling and being wiser with our waste, today's interiors are reflecting the same way of thinking in reducing our carbon footprints.
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What's Hot in 2014 January 4, 2014
Dark finishes and cold hard surfaces are out. Warm, light, durable and family friendly finishes are in. In the world of countertops, granite will take a back seat this year.
How to Clean Countertops June 22, 2013
Your new countertops were a great investment that you want to last a lifetime. Here are some pointers on how to get the best performance out of your countertops.
BE BOLD! June 30, 2012
Chances are, if you follow design trends, you've seen bold splashes of color being used on walls with paint and as furniture accents. Now those same bold colors have made their way in to the kitchen.
Solid Surface…the embodiment of design flexibility February 4, 2012
Corian is the most well known solid surface. There are numerous other brands and endless colors to choose from. Additionally, solid surface is by far the most ‘workable’ countertop material ever. It offers a staggering amount of edge options, marries nicely with a multitude of other materials for inlays, and can be “thermo-formed” to almost any imaginable shape.
image source: DuPont Corian
Composite Stone Overlays
Traditional Countertop Products
January 29, 2012
Choosing the Right Surface for Your Lifestyle January 22, 2012
There’s a new option available to countertop buyers. It’s a manufactured stone product made to be installed on top of existing laminate or tile countertops. The question is; how does it compare in value to traditional countertop offerings?
What is it exactly?
The overlay “granite” product is a man-made mixture of granite, quartz, and other stone particles mixed with resins to form a ¼” thick slab. It is not granite in its natural state.
There are endless options for you to choose from when considering a new countertop purchase. Color and pattern are important, however, every type of countertop has a wide array of colors and patterns to choose from so don't get too caught up here until you have identified what type of countertop will best suit your needs. The first thing you need to do is determine what is most important to YOU. Your lifestyle (i.e. how you use your kitchen) should play a role in your decision-making process. Read More
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