Toni Sweet Countertop, 2017-08-23 07:54:45. Whether you are just plain tired of your laminate countertops and wish to change the color of them, or are trying to hide minor cosmetic flaws such as scratches on your countertops or you want to give your kitchen or bath an updated look without spending a fortune, countertop paint is the answer you’ve been looking for. Depending upon the type and brand of kit you purchase, some of these paints can carry a lifetime and/or 100% satisfaction guarantee. The clear coat finish adds a boost of shine and provides a durable protective surface to your renewed countertops.
Toni Sweet Countertop, 2017-04-23 14:41:10. Most natural stone countertops, as can be seen are naturally resistant to staining and scratching in varying degrees. The importance of regular sealing and polishing though cannot be undermined. Regular sealing of the natural stone countertops will ensure that the resistance properties of the natural stone countertop remain with it forever.
Peggy Hewitt Countertop, 2017-04-25 10:10:15. When hunting for materials to make up your kitchen countertop, the mainstay materials have always been granite, marble, corian and laminates. These are tried and true choices of material that will provide you with beautiful and lasting countertops. But with modern technology and the ever increasing creativity of the countertop industry, many other exotic types of countertops are now available.
Kelli Pope Countertop, 2017-04-23 01:36:48. Semi-precious stone countertops are another form of exotic countertops. Being made of semi-precious stones, these countertops can cost quite a bit but the exotic look that is offered by this type of countertop makes it all worthwhile. Semi-precious countertops are made by individually cutting many semi-precious stones and then binding them together to form a continuous solid surface. The colors and finishing effect depend heavily on the types semi-precious stones used. To add to the majestic look of the semi-precious countertop, you can opt to add under surface lighting to really bring out the beauty of the stones.
Marianne Compton Countertop, 2017-04-23 07:22:07. Marble does have some distinct drawbacks as a countertop material. For starters, marble is a much softer stone than granite, so it has a greater tendency to scratch and mar than granite countertops. Additionally, polished marble is vulnerable to etching when acidic liquids are invariably spilled on it. These spots and marks can destroy the finish of your countertop; you can avoid this issue by choosing a honed finish in place of a polished finish, but most homeowners prefer the appearance of polished marble. Finally, marble is a porous, absorbent stone, meaning it tends to stain. While some homeowners like the patina their marble countertops develop over the years, many do consider it a drawback.
Toni Sweet Countertop, 2017-04-25 22:09:33. Let’s start with laminate. Laminate countertops are your basic, low cost countertops. Typically made of a plastic laminate material glued to a pressed wood surface, laminate countertops offer a seemingly limitless array of color and pattern options. Today’s laminate can even mimic the look of natural stone with photographic representations of granite, and edges that are similar in style to those you see on natural stone countertops. But because laminate is the lowest priced countertop option, it has its limitations. Laminate is easily damaged, and not easily repaired. Knives and other sharp objects can scratch or gouge laminate, and heat from hot pans and dishes can scorch or bubble its surface. Since laminate is like a veneer, there is no room to buff out damage. Laminate countertops will not last a lifetime, either. You should expect to need to replace laminate within 10 to 15 years.
Kelli Pope Countertop, 2017-04-25 21:57:07. The best kitchen countertop ideas are the ones that meet the requirements of the individual customer. When I first bought my home I fell for the kitchen because it had a large expanse of black granite countertop. It gleamed hygiene and lifelong strength. Black granite is one of the most expensive and sought after countertop surfaces.
Carolina Lee Countertop, 2017-04-25 11:58:03. Marble does have some distinct drawbacks as a countertop material. For starters, marble is a much softer stone than granite, so it has a greater tendency to scratch and mar than granite countertops. Additionally, polished marble is vulnerable to etching when acidic liquids are invariably spilled on it. These spots and marks can destroy the finish of your countertop; you can avoid this issue by choosing a honed finish in place of a polished finish, but most homeowners prefer the appearance of polished marble. Finally, marble is a porous, absorbent stone, meaning it tends to stain. While some homeowners like the patina their marble countertops develop over the years, many do consider it a drawback.
Toni Sweet Countertop, 2017-04-24 00:12:09. Natural stone countertop used in kitchens! Surprising, yet it is true that natural stone is used as countertop materials in kitchens. They may not be the first choice though of many people due to their costs but they are popular indeed. Natural stone countertops are sleek looking and have a touch of finesse about them.
Rebekah Mcclure Countertop, 2017-04-24 04:00:38. When choosing the right countertop material for your kitchen, bathroom or bar area, you have a wide variety of choices. And a wide variety of price points! Educating yourself on the options and their costs - both initial investment and lifetime value; will be an effort most worthwhile. In this article, we will outline the various options, and show you how granite can be a high-value option, without the high price.
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