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Marble vs. Granite Countertops

Left/Top: © RonFullHD/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images. Bottom/Right: © R.Tsubin/Moment/Getty Images. When deciding between granite or marble countertops, you’ll want to consider the differences in appearance, material, price, and more. Marble, with its distinctive appearance, is regarded as the ultimate luxury material, while granite gives you the look of natural stone and is extremely…

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Best Countertop Types: Comparing Top Materials

© PBNJ Productions/Getty Images. With an ever-growing list of materials, designs and price points, choosing new countertops can feel intimidating. Fortunately, there’s help. Use this quick guide to kickstart your research and find the best countertops for your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. On This Page: How to Choose Countertops Types of Countertops Granite Quartz…

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Countertop Calculator

Give your kitchen or bathroom a boost with new countertops that make your home feel fresh again. Use a countertop calculator to estimate the square footage of your counter space. This will help you figure out how much material you need and get an accurate quote from your pro. On This Page: Countertop Calculations How…

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Concrete Countertop Calculator

Concrete countertops are durable and versatile alternative surfaces with a high-end appearance that improves with age. Use a concrete countertop calculator to estimate the amount of materials needed to add this beautiful look to your home. Avoid miscalculations, save time, and ensure the success of your home improvement project. On This Page: Calculating Concrete Countertops…

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Cheap Kitchen Countertops – Affordable Ideas on a Budget

10 Cheap Countertops Options & Ideas Granite remains king of the countertop design world. But it, along with most other natural stone slabs, remain the most expensive options. You can update your kitchen on a budget without compromising beauty or elegance. This guide is the first step to designing and install a luxurious and expensive-looking…

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Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tiles

Left image: Photo: Allison / Adobe Stock Right image: Photo: Bryan / Adobe Stock Porcelain and ceramic tiles are often considered one and the same. However, there are significant differences in each tile’s porosity and makeup. Though both are made of clay and baked in a kiln, that’s where their similarities end. Porcelain is harder…

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Quartz vs. Granite Countertops

© Dmytro Synelnychenko/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images. © R.Tsubin/Moment/Getty Images. Quartz and granite are both excellent choices for bathroom or kitchen countertops. Granite has a more natural look but is often more expensive, while quartz is more budget-friendly and looks a little more artificial. Granite is more resistant to heat, while quartz is more…

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DIY Countertops You Can Make in a Weekend

Gorgeous modern countertops in your kitchen or bathroom may look challenging to complete yourself, but finishing with warm wood or cool concrete can be done by a DIYer with a little vision and know-how. Here’s an overview of how to install beautiful countertop options yourself. DIY Concrete Countertops Pouring a concrete countertop can definitely be…

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Bathroom Countertop Installation Guide

Replacing the countertop in your bathroom can help completely change the appearance of the room, shaping it to your changing tastes and styles in a relatively simple process that can have a big impact on the room as a whole.

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Laminate Counters are still a good option in the kitchen and bath

Formica Counters: Better than the Real Thing

Formica isn’t a particular material so much as the industry term for a particular type of structure. In fact, it’s a copyrighted brand name, but it is often used to refer to any plastic laminate glued to a wooden substrate. Since laminate is such a versatile product, Formica counters come in a wide variety of…

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