3 Misconceptions About Granite Countertops
Granite is a beautiful and durable natural stone material for your kitchen countertops. Granite countertops transform a drab kitchen into a kitchen fit for a gourmet cook. Whether cooking is your passion or if you just want a beautiful kitchen, you can't go wrong with granite.
A few myths persist about this popular countertop material. Their basis may be in the fact that natural stone slabs have different qualities and characteristics. Here are three of the common misconceptions you may encounter and the truth behind them.
Granite Countertops Soak Up Germs
Granite is a porous stone, but that doesn't mean it harbors germs. When you have your new countertops installed, ask your contractor about how often you need to seal the granite. To seal it, you apply a protective coating that prevents liquid from soaking into the stone. Depending on the manufacturer and the sealant used, you may not need to apply sealer at all, you might only need to apply it once, or you may need to apply it every few years.
Nothing will seep into the granite when it is sealed. However, cleaning bacteria off granite is the same as cleaning any other surface. Bacteria are everywhere and they will live on any countertop until you clean them off. If raw chicken contacts the counter, simply wipe it with soapy water or an antibacterial agent and the germs will wash away.
You don't have to worry about germs invading the granite and making your countertops…
Upgrading their home's kitchen countertops is at the top of the dream to-do list for many homeowners. Not only does it considerably add to the value of a home, it also makes cooking and having guests over much more enjoyable. While many homeowners opt for granite or marble countertops, few materials have as many benefits as a lovely soapstone. Bella Stone Cincinnati offers some tips on how to maintain this gorgeous stone and add to its beauty for years to come.
Soapstone countertops are…
Marble is created from limestone. It is characteristically soft and a metamorphic stone that can be polished. Homeowners must take special care of their marble, because it can be easily stained and etched by acidic compounds. There are many different forms of marble across the globe, and that is one of the reasons it has remained so popular throughout the years.
Marble has an elegance that has passed the test of time. It was used throughout the ancient world because it was soft enough…
The chrome bathroom shelves are superior compared to their wooden, plastic and glass counterparts. There are a number of answers – these items are functional, elegant and can ideally complement the bathroom décor, but most importantly they are extremely durable and easy to maintain. Another benefit that should also be taken into consideration is that these fixtures are very affordably priced. You can opt for chrome shelves that are wall mounted as well as for free standing constructions…
I made Unstuffed Stuffed Bell Peppers on Saturday for the first time. When I share a recipe, I usually cook it more than once just to make sure I have the ingredients correct and my family approves of the recipe. I don’t take pictures during the first run because I don’t want to create a picture and everyone not love the food enough for me to share it. Something told me to grab the camera and take pictures even after I put everything in the pan. I’m glad I did because this recipe is fantastic!…
The Bread Basket
1.The art work that I chose is titled “The Bread Basket” By Salvador Dali,1945
2.The dimensions of this art work are 13cm by 17cm and 3’ by 4’. The medium used on this piece is oil on panel on the woods of the basket. (30 words)
3.The subject matter of this art work is very simple yet meaningful. The painting depicts a heel of a loaf bread in a basket, sitting near the edge of a tab le on a white table cloth. Inside the basket there is a towel and there are two kinds of…
How To Carve a Pumpkin
What you will need:
• A pumpkin
• A marker
• Candles (preferably tea light)
• Matches or a lighter
• A spoon
• A sharp knife
• A large bowl
1. Pick out a pumpkin - Visit a pumpkin patch or a grocery store that have a wide variety of healthy pumpkins, all shapes and sizes.
1.1. Purchase your pumpkin a week or less before Halloween as carved pumpkins tend to go rotten after delegated time
1.2. Make sure pumpkin if free of any bruising or damage
Which bread mold grows the fastest White Bread vs Whole Wheat?
1. Place a piece of bread into a zip lock bag, and put a teaspoon full of water over each piece. Make sure that each piece of bread are equally damp by spreading the water evenly.
2. Place each zip lock bag in a warm, dark environment where they won’t be disturbed and keep some distance between the samples. Don’t let the zip lock bags touch.
3. Make sure to take evidence everyday such as a photo or written down…
reiterated during my childhood. Of course, I never gave it much thought. It sounded silly to me. As a kid, I heard so many words strung together and was completely unaware and unappreciative of the meaning; I was always a “get straight to the point” kind of kid. Anticipation coupled with instant gratification should be a recipe for immediate disappointment. In retrospect, it cultivated my journey toward self actualization. Sometimes in life, we plan out how we want things to go, and only focus…
House Industries is a type foundry in Yorklyn, Delaware and was founded in 1994 by Andy Cruz and Rich Roat. A lot of the fonts that they create have a very throwback look about them, but “House Industries actually offers a wide variety of styles” and often their typefaces are rendered from hand-drawn letterforms” (Ai Online).
Here is a great example of the Retro style that House Industries has become known for, being used to promote singer Beyonce Knowles.
One interesting thing that this type…