Articles for tag: Countertops

How to Clean and Maintain Marble Countertops

Marble countertops are a beautiful and potentially long-lasting investment in your home. You will want to clean marble countertops properly because you don’t want to risk damaging that investment or reducing the beauty of your countertops. Using improper cleaning products is a common way that marble becomes damaged. Taking preventive measures to protect your marble ...

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The Five Most Popular Countertops

New countertops can really freshen up your home. For projects from simple makeovers to full scale remodels or new construction, a wide variety of countertop choices are available. Five of the most popular include plastic laminate, solid surface, granite, tile, and engineered stone. Plastic Laminate Countertops Plastic laminate purchases account for more than two-thirds of ...

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How to Cover an Ugly Countertop

I love my townhouse apartment, and I even love my small galley-style kitchen, but I hate my ugly worn countertop and I wanted to cover it up. Before my family and I moved into our rented apartment, maintenance replaced the kitchen sink, faucet, and the medicine cabinets in both bathrooms, but they didn’t replace the ...

Modern Countertop Materials

The countertop is the kitchen design choice that ties all the other components together, and you have more choices in material today than ever before. Take advantage of the wide expanse of horizontal exposure and opt for a modern material to bring a little personality to your kitchen. Granite Countertops Granite is a timeless countertop ...

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Marble Countertops VS. Faux Marble Laminates

Thinking of doing a kitchen remodel? Many people spend thousands of dollars each year on remodeling their kitchens. Getting new appliances is a top seller. Adding a tile or laminate floor is also another. Even replacing the old kitchen cabinets is a great option. However, for all the money that is put into remodeling a ...

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Cleaning and Maintenance of Granite Countertops

My husband is a Quality/Warranty Director for a residential homebuilder. He has seen many warranty claims caused by homeowner unawareness or neglect, and I hear all of those stories at our dinner table. I thought I could share some of his knowledge and experience. One of the complaints that he regularly receives from homeowners is ...

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How to Care for Granite Countertops

If you have a bought a home that has granite counter tops or are remodeling a kitchen and plan to use granite countertops, one thing you have realized is that granite countertops are an investment in your home. Granite is a durable material that adds an element of sophistication and shine to your kitchen decor. ...

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Painting Formica Bathroom Countertops

Formica countertops usually have a marbleized look but after years of wear and tear these bathroom countertops can become worn and outdated looking. Formica countertops can easily be painted to add a contemporary or modern look to the bathroom. Painting Formica countertops will save you hundreds of dollars that would otherwise be spent replacing the ...

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Discover Quartz Tiles and Countertops

No matter how much you clean, is your kitchen still lacking that extra bit of pizzazz, that sparkle? Don’t fret, because if it’s sparkle you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it by using quartz tiles or countertops in your kitchen. Yes, quartz, those same pretty rocks you studied in your ninth-grade earth-science class. Turns ...

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Silestone Vs. Granite Countertops

Choosing attractive materials for your countertops is the first step in creating a unique living space, and both silestone and granite countertops are popular choices for the kitchen or bathroom. A quality countertop provides a solid surface that is stain resistant and easy to care for. Solid resin countertops were first introduced in the 1960s ...