Cleaning Countertops Comparison

Which is the easiest to sanitize? Laminate, wood, tile, concrete, stainless steel, and granite are the most common materials used for home counters. When choosing a surface, appearance and price are always the top priorities. However, homeowners should also consider the sanitary properties of each material. In an experiment published by the Hospitality Institute of […]

Kitchen Countertops Comparison

COUNTERTOPS SURFACE COMPARISONS Generally, polished and sealed stone will not stain if any liquid spilled on the top is wiped out within few minutes. ♦ Nano GlassNano Glass is made from natural materials, 75% from quartz sand (silica) and 25% from natural minerals. The silica is molded into the slab form and heated in very high […]

Myths about Granite

Hot pan or pot will cause granite countertops to discolor or crack.Unlike Quartz countertops (man made surface) that will discolor if you place hot pots on it, granite counters are heat resistant. You can place dishes straight from your oven onto the granite countertop without a problem. The heat from pots and pans won’t cause […]

The truth about 350% tariffs on Quartz

Cambria’s trade petition, which is simply an attempt to fatten its already high profits to the detriment of other manufacturers in the U.S. quartz industry, as well as U.S. quartz consumers. Over 50,000 American manufacturing jobs in the U.S. fabricating industry are being threatened by trade restrictions proposed by a single quartz slab producer, Cambria, LLC. […]

Myths about Quartz

Quartz and quartzite are the same – FalseQuartz is man made and quartzite is a natural stone. Quartz is a brand name for the “engineered” slab that is made from ground quartz mineral combined with polyester resins to bind the material and pigments to give its color. Quartzite, a natural stone is very hard rock […]

Granite Care

– Clean surfaces with neutral, mild household cleaners, few drops of dishwashing detergent or Murphy’s Oil Soap©” and warm water or use natural stone care products. – Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. If this happens, clean up excess soapy film with clear, warm water and a clean sponge […]

Kitchen Islands

The kitchen island became almost a default part of every new kitchen and the kitchen is often open to other rooms. Adding an island to your kitchen is a great way to increase both counter space and storage space. Islands add counter spaceHaving more counter space adds obvious benefits: more room for meal prep, accommodate […]