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More stories about Countertops

  • Q&A: Granite Tile Countertops

    Q: We are planning to use 1-foot-square granite tiles in a kitchen counter application because it is more affordable than granite slabs. Can I install the granite right over plywood, or do you recommend Durock as an underlayment? What type of grout would work best? How wide a space should we leave...

  • The Four-Day Bath Remodel

    A California remodeler specializing in bathroom renovations shares his secrets for producing a complete bath-room makeover in less than a week.

  • Working With Thin Solid Surfacing

    Solid surface veneers provide the look and performance of full-thickness solid surfacing at much less cost. A fabricator explains how to laminate and install a thin solid surface counter.

  • Kitchen & Bath: Designing With Countertops

    Countertop strategies

  • Kitchen and Bath: Lighting the Kitchen

    Basics of kitchen lighting

  • Designing Kitchen Islands

    Space constraints and code requirements make it difficult to supply power and water to freestanding cabinets. These solutions will work for both custom and stock cabinets.

  • Q&A: Stripping Laminate

    Q: I need to remove old Formica from wooden sills in a house we’re restoring. I’ve had limited success using heat guns for this task. Any recommendations?

  • Kitchen & Bath: Customizing Post-Formed Counters

    Post-formed countertop options

  • Q&A: Attaching to Granite Countertop

    Q: What’s the best way to attach a dishwasher to a granite countertop?

  • Solid Surface Update

    This premium countertop material continues to be difficult to obtain and install without factory training. A Massachusetts remodeler sorts through the confusing array of products and takes a look at the installer certification process.