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Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops – Sustainability & Strength

Countertops need to be tough and durable, especially in the kitchen. When you think of glass, however, tough and durable aren’t usually the first attributes that come to mind. Though it might look phenomenal, it is difficult to imagine glass as being strong enough to withstand the rigorous life of an everyday kitchen. Strength and…

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Solid surface kitchen counter

Solid Surface Countertops

Solid surface countertops are just that—countertops that are a solid, seamless slab of material. They can be installed as entire countertops or a specific area of the countertop, which a cook can use for rolling dough or chopping. They are common for island countertops. A solid surface countertop is an excellent choice for your countertop…

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Recycled glass counter

Feeling Green? Try Recycled Glass Tile!

No matter how green they claim to be, few building materials can boast that they are manufactured entirely from recycled materials. Not so with recycled tile. Unlike some other green materials, recycled tile is exactly what it claims to be. Glass that would otherwise be headed for the landfill is rescued, melted down, and re-cast…

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Remnant Granite Countertops

Remnant Granite Counters- How to Save Big

Remnant granite is a term that refers to the leftovers stone manufacturers are left with after cutting slabs for large countertops, tiling, and other jobs. That being the case, this isn’t a material that is suitable if you’re looking for a huge solid slab kitchen countertop. If you’re in the market for something smaller, however,…

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Preparing for a new counter

Preparing For a New Kitchen Countertop

Countertops are used all the time in any kitchen; therefore it is important that during installation you have some idea about how to sustain a normal lifestyle. Countertop installations are no easy task, and although the countertop installation time varies depending upon the time of year, the amount of space being replaced, and the material…

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White cabinets and counters

Countertops and Cabinets Glossary

A-frame: An A-shaped framework used to transport countertop slabs on edge in a truck. Accents: A contrast, outline, or highlight added for detail and emphasis. American Colonial: Traditional design elements inspired by the American Colonial period and influenced by English Georgian style. Antiquity Glass: Blurred, tempered glass with seeded impressions. Apron Front Sink (farmhouse sink):…

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Bar counter

Bar Counters

It’s just a flat surface to rest and serve drinks, right? Wrong, it’s the skin of your home wet bar—the area where the bar meets the rest of your basement, the area that has the greatest affect on how clean the bar looks to the casual bystander, the area where people sitting on a barstool…

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Marble Countertops

Though there are many material available for kitchen and bathroom counters, marble counter installation is often viewed as the most elegant option. Boasting more than just a pretty face, marble countertops are excellent performers and, in many cases, will be the last counters you will ever need to install. Understanding the benefits (as well as…

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Matching Cabinets & Countertops

The Do’s, Don’ts (and Maybes) Of Choosing Cabinets and Countertops

As homeowners, we like options. That is, until we have too many; then options become chores (and no one likes chores). To prevent your search for cabinets and countertops from devolving into “choredom,” it’s important to whittle down your alternatives using a set of criteria that reflects what is most important to you in your…

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A Fresh Look at Kitchen Countertops

When it comes to kitchen countertops, you may only think of a few types of materials including granite and laminate. In recent years, however, many other types of countertop materials have been brought into mainstream kitchen use. Some may even surprise you. Here are some kitchen countertop ideas to consider for your home. While they…

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