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Tile kitchen countertops are an affordable alternative to traditional solid stone units. Countertop tile can be made from many of the most popular materials, such as granite or quartz, yet costs just a fraction of the price. Tile countertops are also easy to install and repair, making them the perfect project for the DIY homeowner. Ceramic. Ceramic tile is made from natural clay that is baked to remove excess moisture. It is available in a wide variety of colors and designs that can be mixed and matched to any kitchen. Ceramic tile is affordable, easy to install and very low maintenance. It is also waterproof and able to withstand high temperatures from hot dishes. If you choose ceramic tile for your kitchen countertops, you should be aware that ceramic tile can crack or chip if heavy objects are dropped on it. To minimize grout stains, you can choose a dark grout and use a grout sealer to protect the seams from dirt. Mosaic. Mosaic tile comes in tiny 1-inch square units. It is often sold in large sheets that are attached to a mesh backer-board, making for easy and fast installation. These tiles can be mixed to create unique patterns and textures, and are very durable. One advantage of mosaic tiles is that they are colored all the way through, so a chip or crack will not be as visible as with ceramic tile. Granite. Granite tile is a natural stone product that is widely popular in kitchen decor. Tiles made from granite offer the beauty of natural stone at a fraction of the cost. Granite tiles often have a mottled surface that helps to hide dirt and fingerprints and are incredibly strong and long-lasting. Like all granite products, these tiles must be sealed after installation and at least once a year for the duration of their use. Quartz. Quartz tile is a manufactured product designed to look similar to granite while offering superior performance. It is made from crushed quartz crystals pressed together with resin. Quartz tile has a smooth and uniform surface with a consistent grain. It is slightly less expensive than granite and is much more durable and long-lasting. Unlike granite, quartz tiles do not need to be sealed. They are completely nonporous, which prevents bacteria from becoming trapped in the surface. Quartz cannot be repaired as easily as granite, however, and it offers none of the natural beauty and color variation of real stone. View All Tile Back to Guides Directory View All Tile
Selecting kitchen flooring is a personal choice and one that depends in large part on the dynamics of your kitchen and the size of your budget. Kitchen floors can be made from beautiful but somewhat fragile solid wood, traditional porcelain tiles or more durable vinyl and laminate options. The flooring in your kitchen should ideally be both beautiful and durable. Select kitchen flooring that will complement the decor of your kitchen and stand up to the spills, scuffs and scratches of everyday life.
If your new set of living room furniture needs a finishing touch or if you want a new look for your living room without new furniture, decorative pillows will make a world of difference. The right decorative pillows, also known as throw pillows, can put your personal stamp on a set of new furniture and can take the look of your living room from blah and ambivalent to cozy and traditional or clean and modern. They will also add comfort to an attractive-but-uninviting sofa. Keep reading to find out how to choose decorative pillows that give your room the look you want.
Mankind and, of course, womankind have adorned themselves with precious metals for centuries. We've always loved the color, shine, and rarity of gold and silver, fashioning the metals into coins, crowns, and even dishes. For talented artisans and their patrons, fine jewelry meant gold and silver and, recently, platinum. However, other metals, such as steel and titanium, can be crafted into high-quality, durable and stylish jewelry, and jewelers have become more appreciative of these alternatives in recent years. The jewelry industry uses the term "alternative metals" to describe the trend toward using industrial metals and alloys for contemporary design. This alternative metals buying guide offers some basic information to help you learn more about these fashionable metals.
Duvet covers are available in a variety of fabrics and patterns. The right style for your bedroom is a matter of personal taste. When choosing a duvet cover for your comforter, pick out a style that will go well with the furniture and flooring of your bedroom. Duvet covers should also complement the art on your bedroom walls and the window dressing.
A big kid bed, nightlight and nightstand -- moving into a new room is exciting for kids, and having all the right bedroom furniture makes it even more fun. Choosing the perfect nightstand for your tyke is very different than choosing a nightstand for yourself, however. There are many things to take into consideration, such as size, safety and style. The following tips can help you find the right nightstand for your child's room.
For splashing in puddles or simply navigating slippery sidewalks, you can't beat rain boots, especially ones in your favorite colors and patterns. Update your collection of boring brown and black cold-weather boots with bright women's rain boots and patterned tights. Once you've got the outfit and great plaid rain boots, you just need a fierce thunderstorm and a great song to sing. Read on for the top 5 rain boots that'll have you puddle-jumping all night long.
Twin beds are a great way to utilize the sleeping space in any room. Once reserved solely for children's bedrooms, the size of a twin bed makes it ideal for use in small guest rooms, multipurpose rooms or college dorm rooms: anywhere a bed is needed but where space is limited. By making a checklist of the things you'll need, you can put together a twin bed that's as stylish and comfortable as any of its larger cousins. Take a look at this twin beds checklist to ensure you maximize your bed's potential.
Whether you're looking for dining chairs, kids' chairs, bar stools, lawn furniture or office chairs, both plastic and wood designs are available. Are you looking for bright colors, smooth curves or ornate styles? Each material has its benefits, so you can select the chairs that are the perfect furniture for your home.
You don't sit down on a bar stool; you sit up on a bar stool. And that seems to make all the difference. People sitting on stools seem to be much more lively and talkative. But stools, whether at a bar in your basement or around the center island in your kitchen, still create a casual, relaxed mood. Adding counter stools or bar stools can add a lot of energy to a home. They are well suited for cocktail parties and holiday gatherings when no one wants to establish themselves in one location too long but might want to get off their feet for just a moment. Fortunately, the many styles and colors of stools let you easily find some that are right for you, regardless of your home's decor.
Sinks come in many different styles, materials, sizes, and colors. Finding a functional yet beautiful sink doesn't have to be a challenge. Whether you're shopping for a sink for your kitchen, your bathroom, or another room in your house, this is what you need to know while you shop.