It's time to show a little respect for countertops. They're the first place we pile our groceries or whatever else we've brought home from the day's errands. They are often so cluttered we can't even use them. Cleaning is often means just passing a wet rag or paper towel pass across the surface. Such abuse! We don't take the time to recognize how easy our countertops make it to eat, read, work, do our crafts, serve guests and even brush our teeth. Plus, they bring color, beauty and uniqueness into our kitchens and bathrooms--especially the ones made from real granite or quartz or engineered surfaces like Avonite and many more. From small countertop repairs and polishing to replacements and new countertop installs, Rosie's certified countertop contractors are experienced, able and willing to meet Arizona homeowners' every need.
Is there any way to repair a plastic laminate countertop that has blistered?Yes! Identify the area where you have the shortest dimension between the blister and an outside edge of the plastic laminate. Learn how to repair laminate countertops.
How can I freshen the look of my tile countertops?How can you spruce up the look of your kitchen or bath without spending a fortune? Freshen up your countertops! Here’s how to change the color of your tile grout.
How can I remove scratches in my engineered stone countertops?The color of solid surface materials go all the way through the surface, making them completely renewable and repairable. Homeowners who are good at woodworking and are skilled at using a random orbital sander can remove most minor cuts and scratches.
How can I keep my granite surfaces looking new?Granite is a very durable surface. In fact, it is the hardest of the polished stones commercially available. However, granite is porous, which makes it susceptible to stains. Granite must be sealed so that it can repel liquids and retain its beauty for years to come. Here is Rosie's advise on caring for granite countertops.
How can I renew my cultured marble countertops?Cultured marble is made from powdered marble that has been cast in polymer and covered in a gel coat. Marble alone is very porous and would stain easily if installed alone. With everyday use, the gel coat loses a little shine, and surface scratches reduce the luster of cultured marble.
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Catch Rosie and Romey Saturday mornings on their call-in home improvement radio show on all things related to your house, home, castle or cabin. Below are a few clips from the shows that covered the topics relating to countertops materials and installs.
Shane (1:07 into segment) I'm in the middle of a remodeling project and I'd like to install my own subsurface for the granite countertop support. What's the best way to build that sub top? Nov. 22, 2008 Archive PageRadio show archives and show times.
Put concrete, brick to work on the insideConcrete and brick aren’t just for outdoors anymore.
Materials that you once reserved for use on sidewalks, driveways, exterior walls and patios have become among the most popular for interior decorating.
Concrete, for instance, is among the fastest-growing new materials of choice for kitchen countertops.
Read the full article on concrete and brick countertops.