Granite Kitchen Countertop Tips
Granite countertops are a good way to modernize a kitchen. DIY experts give tips on granite countertops.
- Most granite countertops must be professionally installed.
- Granite is resistant to stains, scratches and heat and, most importantly, it holds its value well.
- If you're on a budget, don't be married to a specific color. Granite can be cheaper when it's contractor grade or if it's a common color that's readily available.
- Small samples don't always look the same in large slab form so be sure to check out the slabs.
- To remove old countertops prior to installing new granite countertops, score the silicone along the back of the existing countertops. Tap the underside to loosen the countertop, and then carefully pry it up.
Quartz: The New Countertop Contender
With low maintenance, high durability and endless color choices, engineered quartz offers a tempting alternative to natural stone countertops.
Choosing Countertops: Manufactured Quartz
Low-maintenance and lovely, quartz countertops suit a variety of design styles.
Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertops
Searching for the perfect surface doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some pointers about the most popular countertop materials.
The Pros and Cons of Granite Tile
Learn more about this perennial favorite for countertops and backsplashes.
Choosing Countertops: Natural Stone
Natural stone is a classic choice for kitchen countertops, but it does require maintenance.
Natural Countertops are Tops With Homeowners
When it comes to kitchen countertops, tile has been replaced by natural stone, solid surfaces and environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Kitchen From Blog Cabin 2013
Nestled in a portion of the home's original living room, the classic kitchen offers modern conveniences and incorporates elements reclaimed from the circa-1800s home.
Solid Surface Countertops
Solid surface countertops offer a seamless look with low-maintenance style.
Choosing Countertops: Concrete
Concrete's organic look suits both modern and rustic kitchens.
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