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  • Update Your Kitchen With New Countertops

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    Why not have Reilly Painting put in some new countertops in your kitchen? Like I mentioned in our previous blog, sometimes the smallest changes can make the whole difference in a room. Here are some tips for picking the right countertop for your kitchen:

    1. Granite Counters: Granite is the countertop material of choice when there are no other things to think about - like money. It defines elegance in a kitchen. As the use of granite becomes more widespread, the price comes down. The beauty of the stone contributes to the beauty of even the most modest kitchen.

    Pros: holds up to heat; comes in a range of almost 3000 colors; looks permanent and substantial; will last a lifetime; new sealers are almost maintenance-free; 2nd highest hardness rating after diamonds; has a high value to home buyers.
    Cons: expensive, but becoming more affordable; requires some maintenance; some stones absorbs stains if not sealed; knives can become dull if you cut on it; can crack if stressed or improperly installed.

    2. Engineered StoneEngineered stone is composed of 93% quartz particles. It is available in a larger range of colors than granite and has a nonporous surface that resists scratches. It's easy to maintain, without the annual sealing required by natural stone. Some brands on the market include DuPont Zodiaq®, LG Viatera®, Cambria Quartz, and Silestone®.

    Pros: Resistant to stain and acid; easy care.
    Cons: Expensive.
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