Understanding the Difference Between Quartz and Quartzite

Posted by Central Cabinetry on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Quartz countertops are becoming one of the most popular countertop materials for homeowners. In some areas of the country it surpasses granite in popularity. Not all homeowners may know that there are two similar quartz products that have some big differences. It is not uncommon for someone to confuse quartz with quartzite. It is important to learn and understand the difference so you get the countertop material that is right for your Orlando area kitchen remodel.

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Tags: Countertops, Kitchen Countertops, Quartz, Quartzite, Countertop Options

Benefits Of Using More Than One Countertop Material In The Kitchen

Posted by Central Cabinetry on Mon, Jul 20, 2015

When it comes to adding visual interest and style to your Florida kitchen remodel there are a variety of ways you can do this.  You can use multiple cabinet finishes in the kitchen, add crown molding, add furniture touches, or another popular option is using more than one countertop material.  There are many benefits that result when including two or more countertop materials.

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Tags: Orlando Kitchen Cabinets, Florida Kitchen Remodel, Countertops, Helpful Tips

Kitchen And Bath Industry Show Highlights For 2015

Posted by Central Cabinetry on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Just a few months ago thousands of industry professionals converged on Las Vegas for a week to learn and see the future of kitchen and bath remodels. This year’s show did not disappoint.  There were many new and innovative products that were introduced and we will be seeing in the near future. Most industry professionals will agree that the show was worth the trip and was a huge success.

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Tags: Design Trends, Countertops, Bathroom Renovation, Kitchen Remodel Orlando

Not All Countertops Are Created Equal

Posted by Central Cabinetry on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

When remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, most people have a pretty good idea of what they want when it comes to style and color of their cabinets.  They even seem to be confident in their flooring choices.  Usually by the time they are ready to remodel their kitchen or bathroom they have done their research on these areas.  However, when it comes to countertop materials people don’t spend as much time looking at their different options.  Unfortunately many go with the standard granite, because that seems to be the thing to do, or they stick with laminate because it is in their price range and fits their budget.  A lot of this is because people aren’t aware of all the options they have.  Taking the time to research the different options in countertop materials will pay off in the end. 

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Tags: Kitchen Remodel Planning, Countertops, Orlando Remodel

Current Kitchen Trends - What's In And What's Not?

Posted by Central Cabinetry on Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Each year kitchen studies are conducted to help identify the current trends and what seems to be the “Hot” selling point in kitchens. They are able to identify those things that consumers want most to help guide the kitchen cabinet industry. They also let you know about the latest and greatest “must haves.”

It is not only important for professionals in the industry to know what the current trends are, but the consumer as well.  What someone puts in their kitchen impacts both the resale and value of their home.

One reliable source that publishes a trend study is Houzz.com. They publish this information so others can learn and benefit from them.  

Here is a snapshot of a study that was conducted about the most current trends in kitchens.

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Tags: Kitchen Remodel Planning, Countertops, Flooring, Kitchen Styles

Choosing The Right Countertops

Posted by Central Cabinetry on Sat, Nov 30, 2013

Searching for the countertop of your dreams seems easy enough – how many can there be, right?  Like with many choices in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, the options abound, so it is important to choose carefully.

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Tags: Kitchen Remodel Planning, Countertops

Countertops: The Choice Is Yours

Posted by Judy Baldyga on Tue, May 07, 2013

Countertops are a tricky part of the kitchen and bath remodel process. Pick something too bland, and you won’t feel like you did anything to the space. Pick something too loud, and you may get a headache every time you shower or cook a meal.  It can seem like you would never be able to pick a countertop with that kind of pressure, but don’t worry… there is a ton of information out there to help you pick.

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Tags: Countertops, Orlando Remodel

Keep In Mind Kitchen Cleanability

Posted by Judy Baldyga on Thu, Feb 07, 2013

Kitchens are where the family gathers in the home, and you’re ready to remodel yours so that it’s a nicer place to be. When you’re looking through the materials and cabinet styles that you could use in your new space, remember what it might take to clean those spaces.

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Tags: Countertops, Cabinets, Flooring, Orlando Remodel

Marble Countertop Maintenance Issues

Posted by Judy Baldyga on Thu, Jan 10, 2013

It's not always easy to find perfection, but many would argue that natural stone countertops come close for a kitchen or bathroom. Due to their beauty and durability, natural stone tops such as granite or quartz are hard to beat.

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Tags: Kitchen Remodel Planning, Countertops, Orlando Remodel

Quartz Countertops - Whats Not To Love?

Posted by Judy Baldyga on Tue, Oct 16, 2012

For years, everyone buying a home or remodeling a kitchen wanted granite, granite, granite; and although that hasn't changed too much (granite is still very popular, and for good reason), there is another countertop material that has given granite a run for its money in recent years. 

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Tags: Kitchen Remodel Planning, Countertops, Orlando Remodel