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3 Key Steps for Grouting That Looks Its Best
"to use sanded grout with this tile. Is this correct?" - Sanded grout can be used but... little sanded and un-sanded grout together 50/50 mix (same line same supplier) and... use a stone sealer with an enhancer to brighten up the stone finish. It is expensive... used a sanded gray grout. He waited two weeks to polish the grout and now it is a... to use sanded grout with this tile. Is this correct? If so and he did, is he supposed..."
3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely
Lost your way in the field of options for countertop and cabinet finishes? This advice will put your kitchen renovation back on track
"the Praa Sands turned out? For a pop of color and coordinate with the Praa Sands, I... tumbled stone splash. If your "feel" is "high end Hamptons" white cabinets and a marble... Ceasar stone Grey honed finish). I went with the light honed material as my countertop... hated stone countertops - when I asked her why, she said they reminded her of mausoleums... CaesarStone countertops can be repaired, filled. Everything will get ugly, dirty..."
Kitchen Countertops 101: Choosing a Surface Material
"easy to sand out a scratch and then just put a little oil on it to make it disappear... of the stone ranges from almost black to medium gray to a dark blue-green, most with... year we sand them and apply mineral oil. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Contrary to your statement... about the stone needing to be sealed and that being a "con" is misleading. The sealer... professional sanding. I was told that scratches would come out with abrasive cleaner --..."
Houzz Call: What Have You Salvaged for Home Use?
If your floors, furniture, exterior materials or other home elements have a past life, we'd like to hear the story
"there. The stone is the stone around the Finque (small Catalunyan farm). The wood is recycled... wood, stone, metal pieces. I found a cast headboard and frame on the curb for garbage... little sanding. It lives on, among other things, on my wife's desktop, various bookcases... an 1851 stone farmhouse which formerly had a poorly constructed addition on it. We... original stone house and added a new addition on. The beams from the former kitchen..."
Wonderful Wood Countertops for Kitchen and Bath
Yes, you can enjoy beautifully warm wood counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer
"out and sand the counters down. You could try sanding wth the grain very close to... ago we sanded the counter to the bare wood and used Waterlox. It is a beautiful finish... lightly sand and apply more product to fix the mar. Although it looks better, to be... have to sand down to the original wood and refinish. It is a very durable finish.... isn't a stone that comes close, although I do like the combination of the two done..."
How to Give Your Driveway and Front Walk More Curb Appeal
Prevent injuries and tire damage while making a great first impression by replacing or repairing front paths
"love. The stones are large, not like some of the small stones I've seen in Florida. I... chosen dark stone, the sun (when it finally appeared) would warm the stone and melt the... Slate Stone Pathway at Entrance, Orange "Pop" Door and Drought Tolerant Plants/Rock... and used stone chips on half the garden where the car goes the rest in lawn and borders... 8-12" of stone put on it. Let it sit for a year and settle with all of the traffic running..."
10 Design Tips Learned From the Worst Advice Ever
"doors, sanding painting, sanding, painting, rehanging, but in the end, I'm thrilled... solid stone counter tops but I have been house hunting for months now and every apartment... hardboard and sanding those boards and then if they look awful I will cover them up, but... a soft stone, so much nicer than granite (the retreaded gravestone, imo, and it's... adding stone surround, with a wooden mantel to compliment the kitchen cabinets across..."
Pearls of Wisdom From a Real-Life Kitchen Remodel
What your best friend would tell you if you were embarking on a renovation and she'd been there, done that
"together sand? hence why i call it the Formica of stone. we went with the marble resin... several Stone yards we ended up finding are countertops thru our fabricator directly... can be sanded, it is non porous, it doesn't chip, it doesn't stain or a stain comes... Corian. Stone countertops are currently all the rage but the are very cold to the touch... coldness of stone. I have been stewing about countertops to replace my vintage formica..."
How to Build a Greener Driveway
New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of water sources and groundwater levels balanced
"plowing and sanding/salting? Good for warm climate. You wouldn't like such driveway if... called Stone Set, sustainable porous paving. It is more porous than turf and as it... plow/salt/sand driveways in the winter and don't want to worry about keeping the little... "Subterra Stone" and "Turfstone" products. These have been around for over 30 years.... all the stone needs brought in and compacted in 4-6" lifts. There are also subsurface..."
Guest Picks: 20 Fun and Colorful Teaching Toys
"use only sand labeled as "Play Sand" in a sand table or sandbox. Regular sand contains... one make sand tables anymore? My grandfather built some for each of the tiny tots and... in the sand. Doing Noah's Ark was always fun. They were similar to the one in this... except the sand was white and there was no glass cover over it - kids could put their... textures. A sand table could be a good alternative during the colder months, but I highly..."
How to Reface Your Old Kitchen Cabinets
New project for a new year: Update your cabinets without replacing them entirely, as a DIY project or with help from a pro
"creating sanding dust. Then sand the bare wood outdoors while wearing a resperator... require sanding before application. Everyone who has seen it loves the changes.... stripped, sanded, and "pickled" with a 50/50 paint/water wash using the upper wall paint... small. I sanded and painted one wall of cabinets from the original oak finish to a creamy... is to sand and refinish all of them, replace/upgrade my appliances (they still work..."
21 Dream Showers Let You Soap Up in Style
These sensational showers have it all: spectacular design, luxurious materials and sleek high-tech features
"Full stone slabs or large format stone or porcelain tiles with super thin grout... sealant on stone ( marble, granite, & other natural stones) helps to prevent from any... porous stone are going to be impossible to clean. The white marble will turn yellow... River stone will be very hard to swipe and will require a scrub brush. There are... rougher stone surfaces but removal is not that difficult. i, for one, go at it once..."
Kitchen Counters: Concrete, the Nearly Indestructible Option
Infinitely customizable and with an amazingly long life span, concrete countertops are an excellent option for any kitchen
"paving stones inset with sea glass and shells as countertops in my cottage kitchen... inlaid cut stone tiles. I then acid stained the concrete, and sealed it. I'm very pleased... mined slab stone, or synthetics, the carbon footprint is so very much smaller. Concrete... use some sand from that beach in the mix, and they can actually say "They used xxxxx... beach sand to make this!", which is a pretty cool little touch. But.... No matter..."
Know Your House: What Makes Up a Home's Foundation
Learn the components of a common foundation and their purpose to ensure a strong and stable house for years to come
"repointing the stones. I hear how stone is supposed to "weep," but I've considered an exterior... wall of sand bags. You know, cloth bags (filter cloth) filled with sand (like my silt)... has a stone foundation. Can you tell me something about it? Great article. Like... older stone home (1940) When I bought it, three walls had been reinforced with steel... to the stone masonry. Is it possible I need to move this dirt away? indiasnowden..."
Easy Ways to Manage Stormwater for Lower Bills and a Healthier Earth
Send cleaner runoff into local waterways and spend less on yard irrigation with these simple landscaping approaches
"between the stone as the path gets closer to the house entrance. Here is an example of... using stone and gravel and removing water-blocking elements such as huge swaths of... local stone yard. That place is like Disneyland to me. :) Endless gorgeous choices... yName=STONE&CFID=42915952&CFTOKEN=23403490 Thanks for this great article. Do you... concrete or stone/non-permeable pavers? Living in an area with quite a lot of rain and..."