Lady Fern Circle KitchenTransitional Kitchen, Charlotte

**ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION IS TAGGED** | Project Designer: Chelsea L. Allard | Photography: Glenn DeRosa

Eat-in kitchen - mid-sized transitional galley light wood floor eat-in kitchen idea in Charlotte with stainless steel appliances, white cabinets, granite countertops, blue backsplash, glass tile backsplash, an undermount sink, an island and glass-front cabinets —  Houzz
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ashleemerback wrote:May 9, 2011
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    These are 3 x 6", which is the standard "subway tile" size.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Sam Dewick
    Very neatly designed kitchen. For those looking for glass tiles, we have them in various sizes
lwestbrook wrote:Mar 28, 2013
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    Hi ar1549, please see the comments above for the coutner info.


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  • Sherri Walker

    Countertop material looks much closer to Cambria Torquay Quartz. Don't think it's Cambria Waverton Quartz.

anniepc wrote:Aug 17, 2011
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    It's actually Waverton. One of the item tags on another photo says it's Torquay, but it's Waverton.
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    Beautiful kitchen. Thank you for tagging the photo with our Waverton, as it looks similar to Torquay.
curlysueandboys wrote:Jan 30, 2014
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    Can you comment on how durable the quartz is? I was about to pick out quartz (white sanctuary) and now I have read it stains easily, not heat resistant like granite, etc. I thought it was a great alternative to marble and now I am not so sure.

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    Quartz is completely non-porous because it's man made from natural stone and resins. It's very unlikely that it will stain (I've never heard of it staining, to be honest) which is one of the major pros of quartz over natural stone. It's the toughest stone-like material on the market besides Dekton which is just about indestructible.

    Quartz is heat resistant, more so than granite (although it depends on the color of the granite because different stones posses different properties), but it's never a good idea to put something hot on a cool surface regardless of the material. Unlike Corian or other solid surface materials, quartz won't melt.

    Quartzite is a natural stone that's got a great marble like look, but it's much tougher than marble. Since it is natural it has to be sealed and properly maintained like any natural stone to ensure it doesn't stain. It's easy to confuse quartzite and quartz, but they're two completely different materials.

    The best thing to do is to talk to your supplier/fabricator and get their take on the material you chose. There are so many manufacturers of quartz and they each have similar properties. The brands we use the most are Silestone, LG Viatera, and Cambria, but there are plenty of other great manufacturers out there.

    I hope that helps!

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    Senior Project Designer

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Aleah R. wrote:Jun 29, 2014
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    Who is the maker of the kitchen cabinets and backsplash tile? the combination is beautiful! Thank you
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    Hi There,

    The cabinets we made by Crystal Cabinets and the glass tile is from Daltile. Check the product tags for more info.


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Markey Hutchinson wrote:May 22, 2012
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    Thank you! I have the cambria torquay countertops which I think are pictured here. The white subway tile is my backsplash and the cabinets, table, and chairs, and trim will be the same color as the subway tiles. I was looking for an off white (maybe grey undertones) for the walls but needs to be contrast with subway tile color which is also off white. I don't have tall ceilings but was considering using a very pale and soft blue. Would you reccoment using the same paint as walls on ceiling instead?
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    I love a soft blue on the ceiling! Based on your other material colors a pretty blue ceiling would add just a touch of something extra. I'd definitely go for it! Just make sure to choose one that's got a touch of grey in it so it's not too bright. You want it to be that thing that people can't put their finger on when they come over, but then once you point it out they have an "Ah ha!" moment. SW 6232 Misty would be pretty, or even Northstar SW 6246. If you want it to be a little brighter than those check out SW 6519 Hinting Blue. Good luck!
kandy smith wrote:Jun 5, 2011
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    Casa Remodeling confirmed that the island countertop is Waverton from The Marble Collection (Cambria).
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    The Cambria response is correct: Waverton it is!
kimbowman wrote:Mar 18, 2012
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    Valspar's Ultra White is a similar color.
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    This was a factory finish by Crystal Cabinets, Designer White.
Koray illeez wrote:Nov 5, 2016
shellyjm113 wrote:Nov 30, 2015
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    No, this is one solid piece. We often base the size of the island on the maximum size we can get from one slab to avoid seams.

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conniefran wrote:Aug 12, 2015
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    I would defer to the specific manufacturer and their recommendation. Even though it's highly unlikely that a quartz would crack (or even a natural stone for that matter), it's still not a good idea. The only product we are aware of that is completely heat resistant is Dekton by Cosentino.

    Hope that helps!

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gmarzavas wrote:May 3, 2015
eloise56 wrote:Apr 15, 2012
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    This is a Thermador Hood, but I don't have the model number - the client supplied it herself.

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Cathy Lara added this to Get Quartz and Porcelain Surfaces Super CleanApr 12, 2012

Natural QuartzQuartz is one of the hardest minerals found in nature, so it's a fitting material for the busiest space in the home: the kitchen. Quartz countertops are made from crushed pure natural quartz combined with a small amount of pigment and resin. This combination of materials allows quartz to be a dense, nonporous stone that is both scratch and stain resistant with no sealing required.However, says kitchen and bath designer Gary Lichlyter, "you really can't tell the difference [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 cotton cloth and warm water with a mild dish soap. According to the company 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 rapid changes of 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.

Becky Harris added this to Photo Styling the Kitchen with FoodMay 14, 2011

A cake stand full of green apples keeps this island from looking too stark.

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