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Using Marble Tile for a Kitchen Countertop

Tom asks, “I’m considering installing marble tile countertops in my kitchen. Is marble a good choice for a kitchen countertop?”

Though marble is beautiful, it has significant disadvantages that make it less durable and require more maintenance than some of the other countertops options available.

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Innovative New Products for Your Kitchen and Bath

Technological advancements have led to a number of innovative new products for your home. These include durable, manmade materials for countertops, as well as advanced controls on kitchen stoves that aid in cooking. Watch this video to find out more.

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Applying faux granite finish to a countertop

DIY Faux Granite Finish for Kitchen Countertops

If you’re tired of your old plastic laminate kitchen countertops but don’t want the expense of replacing them with stone, this faux granite painting kit might be just the answer. The DIY friendly kit can make almost any surface—from plastic laminate and solid surface countertops to mantels and tabletops—look like the real thing.

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joining seams on granite countertop

How to Join Seams in Granite Countertops

Seams in granite countertops are glued together using two-part epoxy. A special clamping system, known as a seam puller, uses a vacuum pump to attach blocks to each half of the countertop. The two sections are then pulled together with lever operated clamps until the glue sets.

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Using grinder to polish granite.

How to Polish Granite

Trish asks, “How can I go about polishing the edges of my granite countertops?”

Polishing granite can be labor intensive and requires a delicate touch. If you decide to try it, you’ll need a grinder or stone polisher equipped with various grit diamond pads, which may be rented at tool rental centers.

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Natural Stone Countertop Care Kit

Natural Stone Countertop Care Kit

Watch this video to find out about the Countertop Care Kit from Stone Care International that includes cleaner, polisher, and sealer to keep stone countertops looking like new.

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How to Install Solid Surface Countertops

Solid surface countertops are a popular choice with homeowners since they are durable and scratches can easily be sanded out. Another advantage of this type of material is that seams are glued together in such as way as to make them practically invisible.

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Environmentally Friendly Countertops and Flooring

More and more materials for countertops and floors are available that are both beautiful and environmentally friendly including material made from synthetic stone, bamboo, cork, and recycled glass. Watch this video to find out more.

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