Countertop Design, Materials, Construction and Maintenance

Countertops are both decorative and functional...

That's why taking the time to make the correct choice for your home, budget and lifestyle is so important.  Taking proper care of them is equally important.

Here is our growing collection of articles touching on many countertop concerns, from design to actual construction!

(Note our new backsplash article at the end of the list!)


Granite and Other Natural Stone

Granite - Answers to your basic questions

Cleaning and Sealing Your Natural Stone Countertop

Solid Surface

Installing Corian-Style Solid Surface Countertops for Do-It Yourselfers

Drilling Holes in Solid Surface Countertops

Laminate Countertops

Repair Techniques for Loose Laminates and Crappy Countertops

Cleaning Laminate Countertops

Concrete Countertops

How to Make a Concrete Countertop - a basic overview

Do It Yourself Concrete Countertops - Part 1

Do It Yourself Concrete Countertops - Part 2

One Material, Infinite Styles - Expressing the traditional and modern with concrete countertops

The Value of Concrete Countertops - Customization increases value for homeowners and investors

Through the Thick and Thin of Building a Concrete Countertop - one couple's story

Don't forget the backsplash!

Creative alternatives for your kitchen backsplash