Upperfic. kitchen countertop. September 16th , 2016.
Whether we talk about the bathroom or the kitchen ones, itís no doubt that countertops are one of the areas with highest clutter levels in your home. These spots become a victim of our daily activities and usually get cluttered with things that we do use - make-up, shampoos, skin-care products in the bathroom. All of it looks chaotic and is a bit annoying when you look for your favorites in a hurry. Keep your most used items under control with trays - big and small - and stash everything else in your drawers, after all, thatís their purpose.
Granite is a strong and heavy stone, you have to be very careful during the process, for a good finished work. Identify the area you are going to install the tiles on, also make up your mind for the size of tiles. Large tiles are very difficult to deal with, so, the medium-sized ones are usually recommended. Figure out the proper measurements of the area and order for the tiles, things are more organized and easy then. Now, inspect the area of installation for moisture and unevenness. Once the sub floor is made even, dry and moisture resistant, install the tiles using cement based mortar. This thin-set (mortar) is sticky and bonds really well with the tiles and the wall or floor surface. Use the white thin-set mortar (they come in two colors - gray sand white), buy it from a stone supplier and make sure he gives you the authentic one. Be very carefully while installing these tiles on the wall as they are heavy and the force of gravity can make them slide down. Thus, they have to be fixed in tightly when installing on the wall. While using it for flooring, it works out more easy. Once you spread the mortar evenly on the sub-surface, time to place the granite tiles close to each other. While doing so, a backer broad should be used to ensure uniformity. The tiles should be pressed down in force in order to get rid of the air pockets (if any) and ensure its stability. Now, once the tiles are placed properly, make the mortar of toothpaste consistent and apply between the joints of the tiles installed. Leave that place untouched for at least 72 hours. The mortar has to bond well and hold together the granite tiles and the wall or floor surface. Therefore, give it as much time as it requires for drying, and once it is done properly, enjoy the clean finished work. Though the whole finished job looks royal and expensive, in true sense, it's inexpensive and worth more than you actually spend. The cost of the tiles vary according to the color and design you select.
As these countertops are available in myriad colors, you can find the one that suits your kitchen interior perfectly. Secondly, you can also try different color combination to get a modern and creative look.
Stone slabs are sealed periodically to keep them watertight and help prevent damage and staining. Stone is very durable and heat resistant, making it a great working surface for a kitchen. The unique look and feel of granite really offers the highest quality finish for an elegant and functional kitchen.
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