Check out the latest and greatest countertop materials showcased at the 2008 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.
-Using honed granite to make your kitchen remodel complete, take a second look at this. It's laminate and it's beautiful. -Hello, I'm Linda Eggerss, editor of Kitchen and Bath Ideas Magazine, and today, I'm at the Annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and I'm gonna help you find some excellent countertop options. -The Tempest Line of Staron Surface sink by Samsung features a semi-translucent material that is aesthetically similar to polished quartz, but with all of the benefits of a high-quality acrylic solid surface including a wide variety of edge treatments. This material is also a GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, so it won't introduce toxic fumes into your home. Wilsonart's new line of HD Laminate Countertops is budget-friendly, yet provides a beautiful and realistic stone look in 32 colors and pattern options. Here, it is shown in Canyon Passage. -What's really different about Wilsonart HD is the combination of the pattern and the texture that give it a completely new look and also the enhanced wear resistance that makes it perform better. -Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces are both elegant and practical. They offer a safe surface for food preparation and have a chiseled edge that looks like natural stone. With more than 130 colors to choose from, DuPont Corian Surface sink allows you to personalize your skin. You can incorporate built-in features such as a backsplash, sink, or drainboard for a seamless look. The Silestone Integrated Quartz Sink provides a seamless transition from the countertop to the sink. It won't stain, chip, or scratch and is available in more than 60 colors. -Silestone Natural Quartz is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain that you can have. It's really durable. And now with our integrated sink, you're gonna have that seamless look from countertop to sink and you still have all the great aspects of easy to clean and it has Microbans that fights bacteria. -CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces, shown here, in Mulberry Mist are stain, scratch, and heat resistant. It is also a natural, environmentally-friendly product. -This is one of the Daltile's newest introductions for granite countertops. This product is called Spectrus. You see a lot of variation in color between the gold tones and black tones where we have it shown here. It's an exterior kitchen application with a chiseled edge which gives it a nice, rustic look for outdoors. -Brooks Custom Wood countertops are made of a premium wide plank wood. It has a marine quality oil finish similar to what is used on wooden boats and is design to last for decades. -Whether you choose laminate, solid surfacing, whether quartz for your counter top, I know it'll be perfect for your kitchen. And those are my hot picks for countertop surfaces.
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