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The Pros and Cons of Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite is a natural stone that is rapidly increasing in popularity due to its natural beauty and high durability. Many people get quartz and quartzite mixed up because of the similar names, but they’re completely different stones. Quartz is a man-made stone that is created by crushing quartz and binding it into a slab with…

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What Exactly are Dekton Countertops?

Have you heard of Dekton before? Most likely not. This material is very new and only just starting to gain traction and recognition. Dekton is an engineered stone made from quartz, glass, and porcelain, which are mixed together then put under high heat and compression with the design printed on the top layer.  Pros: Dekton…

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The Pros and Cons of Concrete Countertops

When stone countertops are thought of, concrete countertops are often overlooked. Choosing the correct material for your new countertops can be quite a daunting task, so you should know something about your different options. What could they offer to you? Why and when should you be cautious? Concrete countertops are made with a special blend…

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Why You Should Invest Your Tax Refund in New Kitchen Countertops

You’ve wanted to redo kitchen countertops for years now, but it was just never the right time. Tax season is upon us, and with that comes tax returns. It’s always tempting to get that new lawnmower, go on a shopping spree, or take a vacation. Have you considered investing that money into your home? Putting…

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The Pros and Cons of Lava Countertops

Most people are familiar with the main types of natural stone countertops such as granite, quartzite, marble, and soapstone, but not many are aware that lava stone can be used for countertops. Lava stone is relatively rare to find as a countertop, but is becoming increasingly popular. The stone is quarried exclusively in France, cut…

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The Best Countertop Options for Busy Kitchens

For some, the kitchen is a sanctuary where countless hours are spent meticulously preparing food, for others the kitchen is used far less, and looks are key. Different materials have different strengths and weaknesses, so choosing the right material for your needs is key.  Properties That Make a Good Cooking Countertop There are some properties…

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The Pros and Cons of Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops, also known as wood countertops, are made of woods ranging from oak, to cherry, to bamboo. You can do all of your kitchen countertops with butcher block, just the island, part of the island, or really whatever you think will look and function best. Oftentimes homeowners will do a mixed material kitchen…

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How Chips and Cracks are Repaired on Stone Countertops

A pot slips out of your hand, seeming to fall in slow motion towards your beautiful countertop. As it clangs to a rest, you quickly run your fingers over where it made contact and confirm your worst nightmare, a chip. What now? Sell the house? Rip out the countertop? Hide it with a decorative vase?…

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Eco-Friendly Countertop Options

With increasing environmental concerns some home owners in the market for countertops may be on the lookout for options that are more environmentally friendly. Today countertops are made in nearly endless materials meaning that you can find a material that will not only look great, but also fit for your use. In this brief blog,…

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The Pros and Cons of Soapstone Countertops

When natural stone countertops are discussed, most commonly granite is going to come to mind, maybe quartzite if you’re more knowledgeable. Soapstone is a far less commonly known natural stone, but is still a great option for stone countertops. This stone contains large amounts of talc, giving it the “soapy” feel and soft texture.  Pros…

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