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Kitchen Countertops

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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Kitchen with granite countertops and white painted cabinets.

How to Choose Kitchen Countertops

Whether you’re starting from scratch or simply want to dress up the kitchen you already have, the countertops you choose can make a big difference in the finished look. Watch this video to find out about the many choices that are available from plastic laminates to natural stone.

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Textured Laminate Kitchen Countertops

The “Old World” look of natural stone is more popular than ever in kitchens today, but people often ask how they can create this look on a budget. The answer may be in a new generation of laminate countertops that mimic the look of stone surfaces at a much lower price.

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Granite Countertops

One of the first questions people often ask at the start of a kitchen renovation is “can I get granite countertops on my budget?” The answer to that question is yes a lot more often now than it once was because granite has become more affordable.

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