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Kitchen Counters: High-Tech Solid Surfaces Make Maintenance Easy
Sculpted by heat and nonporous by nature, solid-surface countertops bring imagination and low maintenance to the kitchen
"nature, solid-surface countertops bring imagination and low maintenance to the kitchen... Solid-surface countertops are the stuff of George Jetson, in which high-tech plastics... modern surfaces take on many appearances, including stone, yet shed the shortcomings... nonporous surface that doesn't age or develop a patina. Is this cutting-edge countertop... this is solid surface, as they have heard that solid surface is outdated and not attractive..."
Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors
"alled solid wood floor will add warmth, character and value to your interior as long... floors and solid wood floors are very different things, and there are different situations... through solid wood first. More flooring guides... floors are solid wood and were installed unfinished and finished in place. Here are a... ever get solid bamboo in FL. Even the strand bamboo. I have warped floors which is... plenty of solid wood floors that would hold up just fine and not contain chemical laden..."
Woodipedia: Make a Solid Choice With Oak
Forget those low-end products of old. Red and white oak today are beautiful, versatile and relatively inexpensive
"that is solid red Oak and it is beautiful. It was not cheap to buy but the longevity... end, the surface is mirror-smooth and has great depth. I have a whole bedroom suite... and the solid feel of genuine oak. Much of the wood was milled in a manner called flat... on the surface of the wood," he says. "It penetrates deeply, so you don't have to... scratch the surface."While it's possible to fume red oak, the technique is much more effective..."
Bathroom Countertops 101: The Top Surface Materials
"bathroom surfaces typically don’t face the same abuse as those in the kitchen (think... bathrooms and solid surface in the half bath. The polished granite (Cosmos) has held up... work. Solid surface: I use the orange method cleaner to wipe it down. Within a month... I have solid surface in my current bathroom. In my previous house I had a custom... less than solid surface by a lot but more than formica. I would have thought that soapstone..."
Kitchen Countertops 101: Choosing a Surface Material
"countertop surfaces range from well-known butcher block to less common materials such... given two surfaces a better appraisal. For Quartz surfaces, the "pro" equated it with... with the solid surface of Corian. But it's so much more durable than Corian -- it would... the best surface is for a very small pantry - for the folding surface over a front load... is the surface I'm most familiar with. You left out that it is impervious to both..."
Bathroom Surfaces: Ceramic Tile Pros and Cons
Learn the facts on this popular material for bathroom walls and floors, including costs and maintenance needs, before you commit
"walking surface. It can be very cold underfoot in the winter, and heavy tile can be... and a solid surface look. We have a 12 year old home and the master shower had grout... a hard surface. Do they chip? How bad? A little or a lot. These tell tale signs... tile's surface. If your installer is blob setting big dabs of thin-set the chances... premium surfaces. Avoid drilling holes, cracked stone, compromising your moisture barrier..."
Translucent Surfaces: A Canvas for Light and Shadow
"clear, solid or void. Translucent surfaces allow the skin of a building, as well as... translucent surfaces, mainly walls, that inhabit this variable in-between zone of shadow... light a surface with LED lighting. For etched glass or acrylic, you can make the features... Put in solid colors and dim them as needed, or even color-changing strip and change... translucent surfaces need not be limited to vertical planes. This roof for a small room..."
Want a Gem of a Surface Material? Luxury Agate's a Dazzler
"smooth surface that's nearly 99 percent agate. A skilled artisan then must cut the... agate surfaces can run up to $500 per square foot. “It’s really for people looking... stone surfaces. “If you’re looking at granite as an option, don’t even consider gemstone... on the surface — about 1 percent — there's potential for agate slabs to "yellow" in... bathroom surfaces? Like countertop, shower stall including floor. Dramatic and absolutely..."
Kitchen of the Week: New Surfaces Cover All the Style Bases
Stripped and done anew in marble, milk glass and wood, this Brooklyn kitchen has fresh midcentury appeal
9 Ideas Coming to a Kitchen Near You
2012 kitchen updates: Tall, solid-surface backsplashes, smarter storage, handy task stations and sheen instead of shine
"Tall, solid-surface backsplashes, smarter storage, handy task stations and sheen... on that surface! While this wouldn't be so good on a counter where you roll out pastry... I had solid slab honed Carrera marble backsplash in my former kitchen ( which I... storage. 6. Solid-surface backsplashes. We are looking for kitchens that are easier to... clean. Solid surfaces are easier to wipe down than grouted tile. I think we are also..."
Highlights From the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
Innovations in sinks, outlets and surface materials for kitchens and baths shone at this year's show
Black Wallpaper: Don't be Afraid of the Dark
"If solid black seems overwhelming, black wallpaper with a subtle pattern may do the... go with solid black paint? Then black wallpaper might be a good middle ground for... your wall surface if and when you decide to remove the covering, which can be stored... feeling of a solid black. A change in sheen is just enough to break up an otherwise solid... is very solid yet still broken up with a white tree branch pattern. Overall, it's a..."
Add Gorgeous Sparkle With Rock Quartz Crystal
8 Perfect Places for Cutout Designs
Looking for breathtaking drama or simple creative flair? Punched-out panels and meshes are a solid choice
"between solid and transparent, open and closed. While the paper snowflakes likely... steel surface of this lively stair railing. These see-through stair treads and risers... that the surface can get wavy if the mesh panel is too large. In this example a pattern... mostly solid fence, made of untreated mild carbon steel, has whimsical perforated..."
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