Published at Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 17:34:35 PM by admin. Kitchen. The best‐known brand of solid surface countertops is Corian, produced by Dupont. The company invented the material in the 1960s, but since its patent has expired, the manufacturing information is now widely available.
Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017, 17:15:43 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 Wednesday, December 20th 2017, 17:04:36 PM by admin. Kitchen. Designers tell us that small rooms like the laundry room or the powder room are some of the best places for patterned wallpaper. Well guess what? If you have a galley kitchen, you have the perfect small room to wallpaper it up.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:21:40 PM by admin. Kitchen. The minimalist kitchen design also includes a folding shelf that can be turned up to hide small items on the shelf, or be folded down for extra handy storage space while working at the counter. The shelving also has moveable hooks along the bottom for hanging kitchen cloths or utensils.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:21:10 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 19th 2017, 17:20:38 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 Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:19:59 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 Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:18:36 PM by admin. Kitchen. Granite countertops have been at the height of popularity for years now and in great demand for a high‐end look with relatively little maintenance. The are substantial, visually stunning and extremely long lasting. As with all other countertop materials, they are an investment and you‘ll want to be sure granite is the right choice by doing your research and homework.