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Soapstone Countertops for Kitchen Remodeling

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Soapstone Countertops for Kitchen Remodeling soapstone countertop ~ Design Build PlannersThe latest trend in high end counter tops for kitchen remodeling is soapstone. Soapstone is a natural stone that comes from the quarry. It is referred to as “soapstone” because of its soft and soapy feeling surface. There are two different varieties of soapstone: artistic and architectural. The architectural variety is the option you would use for your kitchen counter top, as it is the harder variety. Soapstone comes in smaller slabs than granite and marble, so if you have a larger kitchen you will need to get more than one slap, which will cause visible seams. Unlike other natural stone options, soapstone is nonporous, which makes it easier to clean and maintain. It also does not stain as a result. You are also able to put hot pans on it without worrying about cracks or other damage to your countertop as soapstone is very heat resistance. Continue reading

White Quartzite Instead of Marble for Countertops

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White Quartzite Instead of Marble for Countertops super white quartzite ~ Design Build Planners (2) White quartzite is becoming a popular choice for kitchen remodeling. Quartzite is a stone that is made of quartz grains, which come from sandstone and chert. Marble is made of carbonate materials like calcite or dolomite. That makes them completely different types of stone; however, they can look very similar. Continue reading