Published at Monday, December 11th 2017, 17:06:20 PM by admin. Kitchen. Soapstone is a natural, metamorphic rock whose geologic name is steatite. It gets its moniker and soapy feel from the talc in the stone. In fact, it is this talc content that distinguishes the two main types of soapstone: architectural and artistic. Artistic soapstone is softer and is very easy to carve thanks to its high talc content.
Published at Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 17:31:07 PM by admin. Kitchen. Solid surface materials are essentially manufactured from modern plastics. Polymer resins are combined with minerals like bauxite and dyes, creating a durable countertop surface. The material is typically produced in sheets of a standard countertop thickness. These can then be turned into countertops, backsplashes and other surfaces.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 17:22:35 PM by admin. Kitchen. Of all the countertop materials, this is the one that offers the most color choices. There are literally hundreds of choices, including solids, metallics and stone‐like patterns. Corian alone offers a portfolio of 118 colors.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 17:09:46 PM by admin. Kitchen. Granite is a natural, igneous rock composed of quartz, feldspar, micas, and a mixture of additional trace minerals. Forbes explains they types and amounts of the different minerals are what give granite different colors, textures and patterns. It typically 10 to 50% quartz, which is semi‐transparent white, and 65 to 90% feldspar, usually pinkish or white. Generally, natural stone like granite is desirable because it has more character than man‐made countertop surfaces.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 17:01:22 PM by admin. Kitchen. There‘s no hiding anything in a transparent glass cabinet so you should first of all be comfortable with this before anything else. Of course, while this might seem as an inconvenience to some people, others might think of it as a big plus. Transparent cabinet doors let you put things on display while keeping everything safe inside, protected from dust and other things.
Published at Tuesday, December 12th 2017, 17:49:27 PM by admin. Kitchen. It‘s the hub of the home and where we typically spend the most time, so that‘s why new kitchen trends and innovations draw the most interest. Anything that can make work easier, storage better and cooking faster will enhance your time in the kitchen. Besides, some of the latest technology is just plain cool.
Published at Tuesday, December 12th 2017, 17:39:52 PM by admin. Kitchen. Speaking of granite, soapstone is a softer stone and is cut into smaller slabs. Consequently, large areas‐typically more than 7 feet‐will require more than one piece and will have seams. The larger slabs of architectural grade come from Brazil, according to Sierra Soapstone, but it is also quarried in India and parts of the east coast of the US, such as Appalachia and Vermont.
Published at Tuesday, December 12th 2017, 17:31:44 PM by admin. Kitchen. Stone is one of the most popular kitchen surfaces and among all the options, soapstone countertops may be the most durable and generally care‐free. These totally natural countertops develop their own patina and character over time. As with most countertop materials, it‘s important to research the pros and cons before investing in a particular type of material.
Published at Tuesday, December 12th 2017, 17:22:15 PM by admin. Kitchen. Sleek cabinetry is still hot and this kitchen island from Bauformat includes the latest must‐have: Undercounter LED lighting. While it‘s a cool look, the addition of lighting under the edge of the counter also serves an in important functional purpose because it means no more digging around in a dark drawer or cabinet.