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How to Bevel a Countertop

Putting an attractive bevel on a countertop enhances its beauty, while taking off the sharp edge makes it safer. However, beveling a countertop is no easy job. It’s one that even skilled DIY homeowners stay away from for two reasons: Most of us don’t have the right tools and few have the requisite experience. Is…
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How much do Granite Countertops Cost?

When homeowners are considering granite countertops for their kitchen or bathroom, price is always something to take into account. This beautiful material is not cheap, but there are factors in every project that determine whether the granite countertops price will be moderately expensive or very expensive.  Let’s explore those factors. Granite Countertops Cost Factors [caption…
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How to Polish Marble Countertops

Are your marble countertops looking dull, perhaps with light scratches in the surface? You can restore their gleam while removing light imperfections by polishing them. This is a DIY project with the right products, so you’ll save more than 50% of the cost of hiring a contractor and have the satisfaction of success. [caption id="attachment_1635"…
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How to Seal Granite Countertops

Granite countertops, like other natural stone countertop materials such as, marble, sandstone and slate are resistant to staining and easier to clean only when properly sealed. Choosing the Right Sealant is Essential The deeper into the surface of the material the sealer penetrates, the better it will resist stains, keep out bacteria and clean up with just…
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How to Repair Fissures, Cracks and Chips in Countertops

Let's begin with the process of explaining the steps to repairing your countertops.  Firstly, it is important to understand whether the crack you are observing is an actual crack or a fissure, for chips you can skip to the repair section of this post. This information is relevant when determining which type of materials are…
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