Recent Countertops Articles


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Natural Stone Tile: What Makes It Unique

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 08, 2015

What’s new in tiling? A substance that is actually very, very old. For centuries, installation of natural stone tile has been used by human beings to embellish their homes. And...


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Butcher Block Countertops: How Do They Hold Up?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 10, 2014

Who else loves the look of brand new butcher block countertops? The natural wood gives a rich, cozy feel to a kitchen. But I've always wondered how these beauties hold up over time....


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Easy DIY Fixes for a Naturally Clean Kitchen

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 26, 2014

Are you sick and tired of spending big bucks on chemical cleaners chockfull of scary ingredients? If so, it may seem that your only option is to go out and purchase organic versions...


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Install a New Kitchen with Timeless Style

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 22, 2014

A new kitchen installation will cost you about $55K for a high-end job these days and take a minimum of 15 to 20 weeks ... during which time, you'll be without any but the most basic...


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10 Questions and Answers about Terracotta

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 14, 2014

Terracotta is gorgeous, earthy, and green. A richly colored ceramic, it is used for many diverse purposes in house and home, including plumbing pipes; bricks and pavers; floor, roofing,...