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what is the material of the countertop surface?
Solid surface counter top $50-100/sq ft
I am interested in solid surface material for the kitchen
Pros and cons of solid-surface countertops
Solid surface kitchen counter. Cheaper than other styles. Worth investigating
clean smooth surface and flush cabinetry.
Sustainability: Many solid-surface manufacturers tout GreenGuard's approval, which certifies that due to the nonporous surface and low chemical emissions, the countertop contributes to healthy indoor air quality. The ecological
petroleum and aluminum trihydrate (ATH), which is strip mined. Choosing a solid-surface product with recycled content, like Durat or Corian's Terra series, will reduce the negative environmental impact.
What's the height difference and horizontal difference between the two flat surfaces?
What is amazing with solid surfaces, is that it is repairable. Meaning, if you drop something on it and makes a hole, that area may be cut out and replaced, without a hint of ever being
Moulded counter surface - maybe not as this surface lends to marks and stains. Maybe quartz?
the house seems surprised that this is solid surface, as they have heard that solid surface is outdated and not attractive. It depends on the color and pattern you choose. As with anything, different colors and patterns go in and out of style. Solid surface is warmer to the touch than stone or e-stone
Advantages: Solid surface is durable and nonporous, making it resistant to stains, mildew and bacteria. Its unique composition makes buffing out scratches a breeze and provides
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VP Interiors 2010
Waterlox on their wood countertops. It is a marine varnish that seals the wood. I am assuming that you should not use the countertop as a cutting surface if you applied the Waterlox because overtime the cutting would ruin the seal.
function. Kitchens are typically all straight lines and cold surfaces. Throwing in a chunk of wood "sliced" into this island for a built-in eating area is pure genius. Notice the color of the wood is completely different from all other surfaces, further defining its function.
kitchen and dining chairs will pull up to the counter comfortably. If you prefer a higher surface, you could opt for bar height (900-1200mm). More: How to Design a Kitchen Island
6. Expand your horizonsNeed more surface area? You may not need to start from scratch. If you have an island, you can introduce
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Lady Fern Circle Kitchen
[in terms of surface gloss and sheen] between a sealed and nonsealed quartz countertop. Sealing takes just a few minutes but can really help protect your quartz surface for long-term use, so I highly recommend it." Cambria quartz boasts of the most simple maintenance regimen: Wash the surface with a soft
website, "Cambria is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone. However, all stone can be damaged by force and no stone is chip-proof. Objects hitting edges particularly at sinks or dishwashers may cause chips."Remember, natural stone surfaces like quartz can also be damaged by sudden and
temperature as well as direct contact with hot pots and pans. Always use a potholder to protect the natural quartz surface.For tough stains: Quartz countertops are meant to be stain free, as the surface does not absorb liquids. Stay away from: Bleach and abrasive products.
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Residential building | Leigh Osborne | London, GB
quartz, solid surface sinks can be integrated into the countertop for a smooth, streamlined appearance that's super easy to clean. Again, it's best to get a sample of the material you are considering and put it to the test to make sure you are OK with its durability, as some solid surfacing shows scratches
scratches. Cost: Solid surface countertops start at around $50 a square foot; there is typically an additional fabrication and installation charge for an integral sink.
Like natural stone and quartz, solid surface sinks can be integrated into the countertop for a smooth, streamlined appearance that's
a sample of the material you are considering and put it to the test to make sure you are OK with its durability, as some solid surfacing shows scratches. Cost: Solid surface countertops start at around $50 a square foot; there is typically an additional fabrication and installation charge for an integral
Meredith Heron Design
SoapstoneFor a surface that's soft and nonporous, soapstone is durable, won't show stains because of its dark appearance, and is beloved by people who cook because the surface is an excellent heat insulator. According to AJD Interiors, soapstone, although more expensive, makes for a beautiful surface alternative
appearance. Soapstone upkeep is simple: Just wipe the surface with a soft sponge or cloth and a few drops of dishwashing liquid or all-purpose cleanser and warm water. During the first year of installation, it's recommended that you rub the soapstone surface with mineral oil every couple of weeks to help the
Soapstone scratches and nicks can be removed with fine sandpaper. Stay away from: Scouring and abrasive cleansers, because they will scratch the soapstone surface, and alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone.
Croma Design Inc
Modern White Kitchen
High-maintenance surfaces are on their way out, being replaced by continuous, easy-to-clean finishes without joints, grout lines or any other places where grease and grime can collect. And the benefits aren’t just janitorial. When paired with hidden outlets, these new uninterrupted surfaces offer a wealth
difficult to maintain, as the surface is prone to staining and etching. By running the material up the wall, you get the look without the labor.
Calacatta marble counters have become very popular in recent years too but can be difficult to maintain, as the surface is prone to staining and etching. By running the material up the wall, you get the look without the labor. It’s a more modern way of using stone, observes
Andre Rothblatt Architecture
Hi Kelly! That looks like a solid surface material like Caesarstone (which has the most subtle texture as compared to some of the other brands).
Solid SurfacingMade primarily from acrylic and polyester, solid surfacing first was sold under the brand name Corian, which is often (erroneously) used as a generic term for it. Today, it's made by a host of manufacturers and has enjoyed steady popularity over the years.Pros: Because solid surfacing is
debris.Cons: Solid surfacing can have a patently artificial look and feel, yet can approach the price of natural stone. As mentioned above, it doesn't stand up to hot pans or sharp knives as well as other materials. Cost: $35 to $100 per square foot, installedMore about solid surface kitchen countertops