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Materials Available for Kitchen and Bath Countertops

Designer Lauren Powell gives a list of materials available for countertops in the kitchen and bathroom.

Designer Lauren Powell touches on the multitude of materials available for countertops in the kitchen and bath.

  • laminate - inexpensive, available in an array of patterns
  • tile - available in wide variety of colors, can create custom patterns, durable, non-porous, easy to maintain
  • butcher block - perfect for use on a center island, should be rubbed down with vegetable oil monthly
  • solid surface - durable, non-porous, scratches can be buffed out, provides seamless look, variety of edge treatments available
  • marble - stains and scratches easily, not recommended for kitchen countertops
  • granite - heat- and scratch- resistant, available as whole slab or as tile

kitchen window treatments: Waverly, Williamsburg – 665351; Tuckahoe – Colonial Red
rustic iron hardware: Van Dyke's - AH-02002647 and AH-02002649

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