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Non-traditional countertop materials trending in Europe

For years, granite has been the go-to material for high-end countertops. Despite its expense, weight, and ubiquity, it still remains the countertop of choice. There was a variety of granite alternatives on display at the EuroCucina 2014 trade show this year in Milan, Italy, ranging from stainless steel to tempered glass, from ceramic to wood.  If you’re trying to steer clear of traditional countertop selections like granite, marble, quartz, or synthetic solid surfaces, the number of stylish alternatives continues to grow. Tempered Glass Glass countertops made an appearance at EuroCucina 2014. The thick, translucent material is tough and has a…

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What Type Of Wood Is Right For Your Kitchen?

When you’re choosing new cabinetry for your kitchen, selecting the right kind of wood is crucial. Questions you must ask yourself include: what color wood will look best in the space, with your countertops and flooring? Do you plan to paint your cabinets? What type of grain and texture do you prefer? Before you can make these decisions, you need to know what options are available to you. Maple Our most popular wood, maple features delicate and attractive grains, with swirls that become more pronounced with darker stains. Naturally a light wood, maple accepts stains of nearly any hue, and…

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