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  • How to Shim a Granite Countertop

    Construction How-To, Countertops December 11, 2008 admin

    Q. My wife and I are having granite countertops installed. First, we need some shim work completed, and the guy doing the shimming said the shims would be visible beneath the counter. How do we cover up the shims? Is it typical to use some sort of molding underneath the counter and at the top of the cabinet?   A. […]

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  • Installing Granite Countertops

    Countertops, Punch! August 3, 2008 Sonia

    By Larry Walton           Not many years ago we were marveling at marble vanity and granite kitchen countertops in those put-on-the-booties tour houses. Today the availability of quarried, dimensional stone has brought new meaning to hard surfaces in many more homes. Although granite is tougher than marble, which is not common in American kitchens, it occurs […]

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  • What’s the Difference in Granite Countertops?

    Countertops, DIY Questions and Answer January 11, 2008 admin

    Q: For a countertop, what are the advantages/disadvantages of 2-centimeter granite versus 3-centimeter granite? The 2-centimeter is cheaper, but I know you usually get what you pay for.   A: The 2-centimeter granite is installed over a plywood rough top. The edge of the plywood is then hidden by an ogee trim or molding on the edge. You can easily […]

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  • PVC as a Backsplash?

    Countertops January 11, 2008 admin

    Q: I’m remodeling my kitchen, which will feature white cabinets, white crown molding and white baseboard trim throughout. For a sink backsplash, I thought the look of baseboard trim would tie in nicely to the overall décor, but I don’t want the wood trim to decay when exposed to water. Is there any problem with making an economical baseboard-like backsplash using […]

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