December 2009

New EPA Lead Regulations May Affect You

The EPA is instituting new regulations that are going to have a major impact on owners of homes built prior to 1978.  There is a huge outcry and hot debate among contractors(the ones that are aware of the new regs) over the practicality of these regulations in the face of the monetary impact on homeowners, […]

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Part VI: Corian and Plastic Kitchen Countertops

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Corian countertops were created over 30 years ago.  When they were introduced they were wildly popular, and with good reason.  In additiona to great looks, invisible seams and good repairablility they were also an inexpensive countertop option. Due to problem installations DuPont created a proprietary system for Corian and it is now available only from […]

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Part V: Tile & Laminate Kitchen Countertops

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Tile countertops were for many years considered a low end upgrade from laminate tops.  With the mind boggling array of tile choices and more advanced tile setting materials, grouts and edge trims tile has been resurging as an upscale countertop choice. These countertops are sporting Schluter Systems’ edge trims to give them a clean timeless look. […]

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