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Gorgeous Granite in the Kitchen

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We hear a lot of talk about the “dream kitchen”, and one element of the dream kitchen that is heard quite often, is granite countertops. There is no mystery why granite is such a popular countertop choice in the kitchen. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, each slab of granite has it’s own particular patterns and designs that are not like any other piece. When you think about it, it’s comparable to the human fingerprint, everyone has their own distinct print. The distinction of granite along with its durability and the variety of colors it is available in make it one of the top choices for dream kitchens today.

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What material would you like for your countertops in your dream kitchen?





Tips for Caring for your Countertops

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

Soon you’ll be in the kitchen cooking up a fabulous holiday meal for all your guests. There will be plenty of slicing, dicing, mashing and roasting going on, so make sure you are taking the right precautions to properly care for your countertops. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Wipe down granite countertops with a damp cloth and a pH-neutral stone cleaner.
  • Avoid alkaline solutions like  soap, abrasive cleaners, and citrus cleaners when cleaning granite countertops.
  • Steel wool will scratch most countertops.
  • Only use food-grade mineral oil (except vegetable or olive oils) to prevent wood butcher block countertops from warping and drying out.
  • Use coasters or a tray under cooking oil bottles. They can leave a ring mark on stone surfaces that can be difficult to remove.
  • Protect your marble counter from things like: lemon, vinegar, tomato, and other acidic foods.
  • Protect your countertop from hot pots and pans with a trivet because burn marks are permanent.

If you live in the St. Louis area and need professional assistance figuring out what countertop best fits your kitchen, contact Ambassador Floor Company.


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Considering Countertops

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

In the kitchen and the bathroom, one of the most important elements is the countertops. It’s where a lot of the action happens. These flat smooth surfaces take a beating from hot pans, spilled liquids, knives, hot curling irons, dropped make-up and much more. With this kind of beating day in and day out, it is important to remember that your countertops need to be sturdy and durable in addition to offering aesthetic value to your home spaces.

Now that we’ve established that functionality and aesthetics are your two main concerns for countertops, let’s talk options. There are a wide variety of countertop options that you can choose from in order to match the style of your kitchen and bathroom.

For example there is

  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Recycled Glass
  • Granite
  • Exotic Marble

If you live in the St. Louis area and need professional assistance figuring out what countertop material best fits your home, contact Ambassador Floor Company.

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