Rebekah Mcclure Countertop, 2017-09-28 23:14:48. Soapstone is made up mostly of a mineral caled talc. Soapstone countertops are popular in modern and country style kitchens. If you get a stain on a soapstone counter, it can easily be sanded out of the counter. Soapstone countertops often come with flaws, which add character. A rubdown with mineral oil will bring out the color of soapstone, and make it shine.
Rebekah Mcclure Countertop, 2017-09-28 06:51:01. First things, most natural stone countertops are heavy. The heaviness causes them to be scratch resistant apart from being resistant to stains. Middle Eastern mountains produce durable granites that are preferred for use as natural stone countertops. The granites produced from these mountains are found to be more resistant to heavy scratches and juice stains.
travel Countertop, 2017-09-30 00:53:54. Next we have synthetic solid surface countertops. The most widely known solid surface countertop product is Corian. Solid surface countertops are composed primarily of plastics with flecks of glass, plastic and other materials to provide color and pattern variations. While solid surface countertops do not look like natural stone, the do provide a seamless look. Because solid surface countertops can be custom fabricated to near any size and specification, long or oddly shaped countertop areas can be covered with one solid piece. Solid surface countertops are scratch and scorch- resistant, and can be repaired if damaged. Many people believe that solid surface countertops are a ’step below’ granite from an aesthetic perspective, and therefore its pricing may surprise you. Pricing for solid surface countertops; starting at about $40 per linear foot; is actually higher than many granite styles!
Heidi Gilmore Countertop, 2017-01-17 19:42:59. There are websites where you can enter the information on a form, and in a short time (usually a few hours to a few days), you will receive cost estimates for having granite countertops installed. These quotes should include information about three things: the purchase, transportation and installation of the granite countertops. If all three are not listed, then you will have to check each source to get a total price. Once you have done all of the comparison shopping, you will be able to decide the best installer for your new kitchen countertops.
Belinda Carson Countertop, 2017-01-23 04:21:31. Granite is a common type of igneous (volcanic) rock that forms beautiful crystalline textures. A hard type of rock, granite is well suited for use as a counter in kitchens and bathrooms because it is both heat and scratch resistant. Granite is formed by heat and pressure over hundreds of years, so no two pieces of this natural stone are ever exactly alike. This one-of-a-kind characteristic is particularly appealing to homeowners who want a truly unique space. Granite countertops are available in a wide range of naturally occurring colors and patterns, from neutrals to striking blues and greens. Natural stone countertops like granite do typically increase the value of your home more than engineered stones like quartz as buyers tend to gravitate toward natural materials.
Heidi Gilmore Countertop, 2017-01-21 01:32:41. As we already mentioned, it is important to make sure that your countertops match your current décor, and it is a good idea to have them so that they will match other styles of décor in the future. To make sure that you are going to get the absolute best match, it is a good idea to take samples of your current décor colors and patterns with you when you are looking at the various styles of granite countertops. This way, you will be able to see how well they go together. Of course, there are going to be certain colors that are just going to go with everything, such as black, white and gray. If there is nothing available that matches the color you are looking for, you can always ask to have your countertops custom made, so you can get exactly what you want.
Marianne Compton Countertop, 2017-01-16 19:04:58. And finally, we have our personal favorite - granite countertops. Granite’s elegance is second to none. Walk into a kitchen with granite countertops and you will immediately take notice. Because granite is natural stone, its color variances and random patterns are unmatched by any man-made material or process. Shopping for granite is fun, too. To choose the right granite for your home, you can visit quarries and showrooms that have large slabs to see. By viewing the granite slab in its entirety, you can see wide patterns and variations not visible in small swatches. Granite is highly durable and resistant to staining, scratching or scorching. Granite can be repaired n some cases, unless the damage is deep or cracked throughout. Granite is a solid value, too. Because it is considered by most to be a luxury item, granite countertops will add resale value to your home. And what most people don’t realize is that this ’luxury item’ can actually cost less than other less expensive-looking materials.
Kelli Pope Countertop, 2017-01-25 08:10:13. Thinking of buying a countertop! Look no further than buying a natural stone countertop. This variation of the countertop offers excellent benefits to the user. Be surprised to know that natural stone countertops offer many sub variations in them. These variations come by the way of the kind of material used in making the countertop.
Peggy Hewitt Countertop, 2017-01-24 08:00:55. Granite countertops are the most durable stone countertops. Granite will not crack or chip, and is extremely heat resistant. If you aren’t careful, however, you can end up breaking glasses or dishes if you set them down too hard. Granite comes in several colors, and a polish that won’t wear off. You will need to reseal granite countertops about once a year, since granite is a porous material.
Kelli Pope Countertop, 2017-01-18 06:36:50. Thinking of buying a countertop! Look no further than buying a natural stone countertop. This variation of the countertop offers excellent benefits to the user. Be surprised to know that natural stone countertops offer many sub variations in them. These variations come by the way of the kind of material used in making the countertop.
Rebekah Mcclure Countertop, 2017-01-15 21:52:02. Marble countertops are the softest version of natural stone countertops. They can be stained or soiled easily. Keep your marble countertops away from any oil or juice stain! Frequent polishing and sealing of the marble countertops though can keep away any permanent staining. It must be noted that marble countertops cannot withstand permanent stains or scratches.
Kelli Pope Countertop, 2017-01-18 02:31:37. Contrary to popular opinion, bamboo is actually a strong building material. It’s considered to be at least as long-lasting as most hardwoods, and stronger than many others. This means that you can anticipate your bamboo countertops to last for many, many years. And because of this durability, it makes bamboo even more eco-friendly than other materials less tough, that need replacement every few years.
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