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Delta Faucet Outlines Emerging Kitchen Trends

Delta Faucet Outlines Emerging Kitchen Trends

Although most of the activities and presentations throughout Delta Faucet’s 2010 Media Day revolved around products and installation, the event also included sporadic discussions of current and upcoming trends. Being a fashion- and decor-minded person, I enjoyed hearing about how Delta tracks fashion, interior decorating and other trends that influence […]

Most Popular Kitchen Counter Goes To…

Most Popular Kitchen Counter Goes To…

It’s still granite! In a recent article from Consumer Reports, granite accounted for 56 percent of kitchen counter sales in the last year. This surface shows no signs of slowing in popularity. Quartz (Caesarstone and Silestone) and laminate (Formica), each with 13 percent of the countertop market, trail granite in […]

Maintaining Granite Countertops: Polyester and Permanent Ink

Maintaining Granite Countertops: Polyester and Permanent Ink

Granite countertops are a beautiful and versatile material for kitchens and baths, but even stone surfaces will develop visible wear and damage over time. Homeowners can perform preventative care for stone countertops, and, when an unsightly chip or scratch appears, even some repairs and patches. Hiring a professional isn’t always […]

Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

photo courtesy of Cambria Whether you’re the next aspiring Top Chef or a kitchen novice, selecting the best countertop material for your kitchen space can be a daunting task. Do you covet the sleek appearance of granite, or would you rather opt for Corian or a durable, long-lasting stone-synthetic composite, […]

Kitchen Countertop Decisions

Kitchen Countertop Decisions

Chowhound has opened up the comments to help them decide what type of kitchen countertops they should install during their renovation and the people are talking. We’ve found some resources that can help with your decision, here and here.

DIY Granite Countertop

DIY Granite Countertop

Finkbuilt has created the DIY answer to building and installing granite countertops at a fraction of the cost. His secret is to use 3/8″ thick, 12″ square granite flooring tiles, which you install just like you would install any other tile, except on your countertop. Here’s a detailed step-by-step.

Top Kitchen Countertops

Top Kitchen Countertops

About.com lists their top picks for kitchen countertop materials. Granite seems de rigeur for every new kitchen we see but that’s for good reason. Why not try an alternative material like stainless steel or concrete? But if you’ve got granite or any other pourous stone top you know they are […]

Countertop Materials

Countertop Materials

When remodeling a kitchen or bath one of the primary choices that will effect price and appearance is selecting your countertop material. You should consider a number of factors before making a decision, such as; expected wear-and-tear, do you cook a lot?; maintenance and cleanliness, do you keep your current […]