Kitchen Countertop Blog

Do Countertops or Appliances Go First?

Remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting task if not planned properly. One of the most troublesome areas for first-time kitchen remodelers is deciding if the countertops or appliances go in first. This may seem insignificant but doing this incorrectly can add hours – and dollars –  to the project. Do Countertops or Appliances Go […]

How Thick Should Your Countertops Be? 17 Expert Tips

Countertops come in many thicknesses, and what thickness you choose to have your countertop cut in is determined by a variety of variables such as budget, location in the home, and project scope. How thick should countertops be? Here are 17 expert tips to consider: 3CM is usually the best choice for countertop thickness. Thinner […]

Is Windex Safe for Quartz Countertops?

Quartz is increasingly popular for its beautiful appearance in homes, sophistication, and is surprisingly low maintenance. You may be one of those people who believe Windex is to be used on literally everything, but do you want to risk damaging your beautiful new Quartz countertops? This is a must-read for any quartz countertop owner. In […]

Is Your Quartz Countertop Gritty? Here’s What to Do

If you bought a brand-new quartz countertop a few months ago, but you’ve already started to notice that it’s getting quite dirty in a rather short amount of time, it can be frustrating. However, don’t lose hope. There are ways to make your quartz countertop look like brand new! So, what do you do if […]

Kitchen vs. Bathroom Countertops: Is There a Difference?

If you are considering some home improvement projects, new countertops are definitely one project that can increase both the beauty and value of your home. What if you find a pattern you love, but it’s displayed as a bathroom countertop in the showroom. Does that mean it’s off-limits for the kitchen? Is there a difference […]

Sealing Quartz Countertops [Is It Necessary?]

Should You Seal Your Quartz Countertop Quartz countertops are non-porous, which means they do not absorb liquids or stains. Because of this, quartz countertops do not need to be sealed. While sealing a quartz countertop is possible, it’s not necessary. Quartz countertops don’t absorb liquids like granite or other natural stone materials. That’s because the […]

Smelly Granite Countertops?  Here’s What to Do

Granite countertops are so gorgeous. They add the perfect touch to any kitchen, giving it a decorator look without the added expense of a decorator.  Unfortunately, granite countertops are countertops, and countertops come in contact with food, grime, and water.  All this can cause those dream countertops to become a smelly nightmare. What do you […]

Do Countertop Installers Install the Sink Too

The kitchen is the heart of the house. And countertops are probably the number one item that adds to the beauty and comfort of your kitchen. Since the sink is usually a large unit, it’s important that it be installed to properly fit in the countertop. The installer is an expert and works hard at […]

Do Granite Countertops Scratch or Chip Easily?

Granite is an igneous rock composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with a small amount of mica and other minerals. This rock is commonly used as countertops in many homes, as it is beautiful and extremely durable. Do granite countertops scratch or chip easily? Because of its durability, granite is a stone that does not […]

Should a Stove be Higher than the Countertop?

A well-appointed kitchen can greatly enhance a home’s value.  If you are considering refreshing or remodeling your kitchen with new countertops or replacing old kitchen appliances this article may be of interest to you, especially if you have an old stove that you are thinking of upgrading. Should a stove be higher than the countertop?  […]
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