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Laminate Kitchen Counters

Going Green: Laminate Countertops

Laminate countertops present an interesting dilemma for homeowners looking to go green. In truth, there are more eco-friendly options out there when it comes to countertop materials. Laminate countertops can contain high levels of adhesives, sealers, and other sources of potentially harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that get released into your indoor environment. On the…

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Granite Countertop

Choosing a Granite Contractor

Honesty and communication are invaluable qualities in any home improvement contractor. Given the limitless stone options available, hiring a knowledgeable granite contractor who you can trust will help you choose the stone that meets your expectations for appearance, durability, and price. You should look for a contractor who isn’t afraid to give you his or…

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Remnant Granite Countertops

Stone & Granite Fabricators

You probably realize that the granite counter that gets installed in your kitchen or bathroom goes through a process to transform its naturally occurring appearance into your beautiful, polished counter. What you may not realize is just how much happens during this process and how important it is to getting the most from your granite…

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Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops

Working with Countertop & Cabinet Contractors

Counter and cabinet refurbishing is a great way to add beauty to an older kitchen, but depending upon the size of the project and the materials you’re working with, countertop and cabinet contractors may be in your home for more than just a single day. This is why it is important not only to plan…

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Stainless steel counters

Stainless Steel Counters Turn Amateur Cooks into Sleek Chefs

Are you tired of hearing about the same old kitchen materials all the time: laminate, marble, hardwood, concrete, and tile? Yet look at restaurant kitchens: none of them use any of these materials. Why? Because since they’re more interested in the utilitarian side of cooking, they want their décor to match this more industrial aesthetic:…

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Sandstone Countertops

Sandstone countertops are some of the most beautiful countertops available to homeowners. They are a stunning addition to any kitchen or bathroom because of their rich texture, grain and colors. And while they do require a little more maintenance and diligence than other stone countertops, their aesthetic value is tough to beat. Rock of Ages…

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Laminate Counters are still a good option in the kitchen and bath

Laminate Countertops Are Still Popular

While granite and marble countertops dominate dinner conversations these days, laminate countertops still take the cake when it comes to cost effective, attractive, countertop solutions. If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen countertops, and are pressed by budgetary considerations, laminate deserves a serious look. Limitless Designs One of the biggest draws of these countertops is…

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Tile counter

Tile Counters Break up the Monotony

If your kitchen needs a quick makeover but you can’t afford to make major renovationswith expensive materials, you may want to think about alternative arrangements. Though all the home design shows on TV use natural stone (such as granite, marble, and slate) to finish off surfaces, most of us can’t afford such high-end investments. Do…

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Wood Countertop Benefits

Wood Countertops – Types, Compositions, & Benefits

Wood countertops are a cozy addition to any kitchen due to their natural appearance, distinct color schemes, and detailed grains. They also act as a nice accent to any hardwood floors or cabinetry system in the house. Though they usually have an authentic antique feel, they’re also sleek and elegant to match any modern design….

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Slate Countertop Design

Complete Guide to Slate Countertops

The average cost of installing slate countertops depends on whether you’re buying slab or tiles. After installation, slabs cost around $77 to $100 per square foot. Tiles cost around $50 to $65 per square foot. For the average kitchen counter space (a 20-square-foot area) expect to pay between $1,500- $2,200 for slab style or $1,000-$1,300…

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