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Countertop + Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match
Zero in on a kitchen combo you'll love with these strategies and great countertop-backsplash mixes for inspiration
"unlimited countertop and backsplash choices can feel overwhelming. I've had homeowners... successful countertop and backsplash combinations to help you plan your own mix of kitchen... Get some stone/grout sealer (also at Home Depot :). You seal the stone before grouting... matching countertop stone over the gas cook top. The rest will be painted in a latte... match your countertops (or vice versa), don't just bring samples to the showroom & decide..."
Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials
"kitchen countertop materials handily in one place to help you find the choice that... first countertop choice. Soapstone is a beautiful, veined natural stone without the... homeowners, a stone/concrete/marble countertop could be a problem. We drop things. We stumble... for a countertop it won't hold up - NOT! All this fancy countertop stuff is pushed... engineered stone products like CaesarStone, etc., usually have the same type of seams..."
Walk Through a Granite Countertop Installation — Showroom to Finish
"Madura gold countertops in our kitchen. Even after repeated sealing I still do not see... ago with StoneTech Bulletproof and I still do not think its completely sealed. Is this... granite countertop business and have been doing this for 15 years so I have been around... Natural Stone World! Kindest regards, Jennifer I have a kitchen and bath showroom... with new countertops made of granite in the correct name but it was totally pink and..."
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
"with wood countertops really think about their care and maintenance. I went to several... had wood countertops in a kitchen or bathroom, around 90 percent of the comments I read... of a countertop made of live edge English Wych Elm with Durata wood countertop finish... wooden countertops in this kitchen. My mother-in-law had wooden countertops on one... of the countertop that I use for making pastries. The rest of the countertop surfaces..."
Green and Clean: Ecofriendly Bath Countertops
"bathroom countertop options represent a trifecta of style, affordability and hygiene... For countertops subjected to splashes and steamy shower moisture, durability is the... glass countertops from Web Don. The material is very beautiful -- highly recommended... installed IceStone. Countertops made of recycled glass with cement vary greatly in appearance... surface countertops. Most solid surface countertops use a petroleum-based binder, whereas..."
Cast Concrete Countertops With a Personal Twist
From frame making to pouring to inlays, learn how concrete counters are cast — and how an artisan embellishes them
"concrete countertops at a used-book store was a fateful move in Jayme Guokas’ life.... concrete countertops. First he made them for a rental property he owned; next a friend... inside the countertop. Pretty neat! @drsusan Our concrete countertops are sealed and... CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS is the book to guide you if you want more information. See also... concrete countertops. This is something ANYONE can do. Start small, with a small..."
Contractor Tips: Countertop Installation from Start to Finish
"a good countertop installation is preparation — and installing a countertop involves... guide for countertops! than you! if there's any tips you would add for marble coutertops... seams. In stone with veining, you may be able to hide a seam along a vein, and colored... seamless countertops can be fabricated and installed successfully. Here is a seamless... marble countertop called Breccia Onciata. Excellent tips! Thank you so much Kenny..."
Kitchen Details: The Right Edge for Your Countertop
"for your countertops is one of these choices. Here's a quick study in a few of the options... stainless countertops to help prevent anything from rolling off the counter top as the... compromise the stone. Has anyone hear this situation to be true? If so, I'll pick something... the same countertop material and color? In the article you mention two different edges... marble countertops (first thing on the job that IS under budget, hah) so I'm now thinking..."
Waterlox Rocks on Wood Countertops
"their wood countertops. It seals and protects the wood, and unlike other types of finishes... Waterloxed Countertops! Addicted 2 Decorating This and That... use wood countertops in kitchens that I design - they are a welcome respite from hard... hard cold stone surfaces, add a lovely touch of warmth and are so easy to refinish if... wooden countertops..it makes a beautiful kitchen if you're really into the natural..."
Cool Countertops: Wood and Stainless
"surface countertops. In a perfect world, I'd be serving up trayed Little Debbie Swiss... Target. Countertops are such a huge part of kitchen design; it's important to get 'em... granite countertops over and over again, here's a pair of less expected but just as... wood, countertops. Why choose 'em? Well, what's more timeless and sophisticated than... solid stone, exotic wood comes in a variety of patterns and colors, both which are..."
9 Hard Questions to Ask When Shopping for Stone
Learn all about stone sizes, cracks, color issues and more so problems don't chip away at your design happiness later
"about stone sizes, cracks, color issues and more so problems don't chip away at your... to use stone and choosing the kind to use are more complicated than just picking a... Because stone is a natural material, its appearance, durability and production can... all the stone vendors, my honed absolute black stone had to be sourced from two different... piece of stone is unique so you want to be able to see the specific stone you plan on..."
Go Au Naturel in the Bath With Beautiful Stone
"rocks and stones plucked from the great outdoors are finding their way underfoot and... natural stone requires. Resealing natural stone on bathroom walls or floors is a tough... natural stones in a bath area again. Perhaps in other areas, but never in a shower... natural stone in bathrooms. It gives such an earthy and warm feeling that I will use... from this stone wall creates an outdoorsy feeling inside this country-house bathroom..."
12 Ways to Add Beautiful Stone to Your Home
"building with stone blocks weighing as much as 15 tons, the use of stone is still going strong... materials, stone has been admired for its longevity and beauty since the oldest dates... use of stone veneer because of its ease of installation. But when it comes to landscaping... real stone still takes the lead. There are few better ways to warm a space than... type of stone is architectural or dimension stone. This type of stone can be cut/c..."
Get Stone and Ceramic Surfaces Super Clean
Keep your kitchen or bathroom looking as good as on installation day with the right cleaning methods for counters and tiles
"engineered stone you can use the same stone cleaner that is used for Granite and Marble... engineered stone and engineered marble? How would you clean porcelain sinks? And how... use a stone cleaner that you can purchase that is mixed with water, if you have soap... on your stone, leave it for a few minutes and use a NYLON scrubber to scrub it off... in the countertop industry for nearly 10 years you'd be surprised just how many people..."
Restoration Rallies a 1790 Stone Springhouse
An old outbuilding gets a new purpose — several purposes, that is — thanks to careful efforts by stonemasons and architects
"1930's stone house. The outside stone is in good shape. The interior has tongue... beautiful stone structures there. I love the inside as well. Malibar Farm in Ohio (now... local stone, so many times the materials used aren't what's found in that area, making... Field stone or slate would have been nice... but waxed wide oak or pine planks would... inflow stone trough that held maybe 6"-8" of spring water with an out flow via a stone..."