22 Aug 2018

Kitchen spaces are arguably the most important room of a new home build when attracting home buyers. Prospective homeowners love to see an attractive kitchen designed with functionality in mind. They understand the value of a great flooring choice, modern appliances, well thought out cabinet space, and durable countertops. Once they move in though, the challenge is to maintain the value of the kitchen by properly caring for its’ elements.

Many popular countertop options today got their popularity because, not only were they attractive, but they were fairly easy to care for as well. However, whether the countertop is made out of granite, quartz, marble, butcher block, or laminate, there are certain things that will cause wear and tear on the countertop to occur.

Depending on the countertop material, the kitchen dangers will vary. However, for virtually all countertop options, promptly cleaning up any spills, especially those from dark substances like coffee or wine, will keep the countertop from becoming stained. Also, not all countertops are heat resistant, so a good practice in any kitchen is to place hot pans or dishes on pot holders or trivets instead of directly on the counter surface. Equally important for most countertop options is to only use mild soap and a non-abrasive cloth or sponge to wipe down the surface. On countertop surfaces such as butcher block, it is crucial that kitchen users keep the area sanitized. Using undiluted vinegar is a safer option then traditional kitchen cleaners and disinfectants.

A number of the common kitchen dangers that can damage countertop surfaces can be completely avoided by sealing the countertops, and then resealing them over time when necessary. In today’s market, most kitchen countertop materials are built to last a long time. By taking proper care of them, homeowners can enjoy their functionality for many years to come.

Are you looking to install new countertops? Creative Stone would love to help you find the perfect countertops for your kitchen. Give one of our knowledgeable professionals a call today at our Fayetteville, North Carolina location by dialing (910) 491-1225.

05 May 2018

Any good homebuilder knows that when it comes to the complete look of a kitchen or bathroom space, you cannot just consider the material and look of the countertops, but also the countertop edge as well. Styles of countertop edges range from the very simple to the more elaborate, but there are a few styles that seem to be more popular than others. For homeowners and homebuilders in Fayetteville, NC and the surrounding areas, the team at Creative Stone wants to share some of the most popular choices.

 

A Standard Flat Edge. This countertop edge is what you would expect from a flat countertop edge. It is a very simple flat edge. While you may not think you want a simple flat edge to your kitchen countertops or bathroom countertops, this style works really well in rooms that already have strong design elements in them. A flat edge will not distract from a great backsplash or new appliances.

 

A Subtle Bevel Edge. Bevel edges in kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops are quite popular, perhaps because they look stylish but are not as elaborate as other countertop edge choices. A bevel edge is typically about a 45 degree angle, but the angle and width can usually be customized in certain ways.

 

The Half Bullnose Edge. Seen in a lot of classic kitchen and bathroom designs, the Half Bullnose countertop edge has a thicker look than the other Bullnose edge option.

 

The Full Bullnose Edge. The other Bullnose countertop option is the Full Bullnose edge. It is also seen in many traditional kitchen and bathroom countertop designs, but is a thinner option than the Half Bullnose countertop edge.

 

An Ogee Edge. The Ogee countertop edge is a more elaborate choice for your kitchen or bathroom. It has an elegant edge that looks best in more classic kitchen designs. If you go with an Ogee edge for your kitchen countertops or bathroom countertops, you will want to show it off.

 

If you are a homebuilder or homeowner in Fayetteville, NC or the surrounding areas, the professional staff at Creative Stone wants to help you create the perfect space for your building needs. Give us a call today at (910) 491-1225 and let’s get started!