Kitchen remodeling question....

  1. We are remodeling. Anyone have the name of a type of counter that doesn't stain? I'm sick of circa 1970 counters that aborb stains. Invariably I spill some raspberries or something that permanently stains them. Or bleach. I seem to love to spill bleach.
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   shygirl
    Marble! it is more expensive, but worth it!
    And, it doesn't stain. Corian makes a beautiful stain-proof counter top also.

    P.S. Use protective boards when cooking OR wipe up spills immediately!
  4. by   Dplear
    Good ceramic tile with a professional quailty sealer. I have had mine for alomost a year with no stains...they wipe right up. Granite is also nice

    Dave
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    corian rocks...can be sanded if needed too!!!
  6. by   BadBird
    My husband and I installed a ceramic tile countertop, I just love it, it is a pretty dark blue color, (I always have blue in my kitchen). I can take a pan out of the oven and just put it on the tile, no problems, clean up is easy and it always looks wonderful.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hmmm... I like these types of questions....

    What about flooring. We're remodeling the bathroom and kitchen. What types of flooring do y'all have in these rooms?

    Heather
  8. by   emily_mom
    We have the parquet (sp?) floors in the kitchen and granite in the bathroom (it's really cool, like being near a waterfall). I like hardwood, but this stuff we have is super slippery, so I have tons of rugs all over. Not cool to slip with that turkey in your hands. Maybe someone has a tip to not make it so darn slippery.

    Kristy
  9. by   adrienurse
    I hate tile counters. But then I am a klutz and tend to drop things often. Seriously, my parents recently installed tile countertops and this would drive me nuts because I would never feel the grout was clean enough.
  10. by   nursegoodguy
    Originally posted by BadBird
    My husband and I installed a ceramic tile countertop, I just love it, it is a pretty dark blue color, (I always have blue in my kitchen). I can take a pan out of the oven and just put it on the tile, no problems, clean up is easy and it always looks wonderful.
    I'm IMPRESSED!
    Was it hard to do... I have a very retro kitchen, (except for the updated 1970's countertop) but I saw a kitchen in a house not far from mine that still had the original deco looking white (with just a little red and black) ceramic tile counter/backsplash and I am thinking I want to learn to do this... I'm guessing the way is to rip out the old, replace it with some heavy plywood then lay your tile, grout and seal?
  11. by   Sleepyeyes
    Our house needs counters & backsplashes in bath & kitchen. But I'm waiting til my unionized, tile=laying sons get here..... heh heh heh....

    PS son #2 says to go with granite countertops; I like the pinker ones shown here:
    http://www.dwkitchendesign.com/styles_granite-4.html


    PS2: here's a cool link for you countertop=tilers
    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/rm_kitchen_...397274,00.html
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Nov 29, '02
  12. by   Jenny P
    Giuseppi, I tiled half of my DH's bathroom 4 feet up (to match the other half when we enlarged it). It wasn't too hard to do except the cuts were a PIA. I couldn't get the tile cutters to work (I tried 2 different rented kinds) for anything and finally just used the dremel drill to trim each tile to the right size. I needed to trim the tiles for corners; but the rest was okay. One of my sisters did her kitchen counters and back slpash and found that if you are doing a design DO NOT STOP halfway through the design because she messed up her design when she went back to finish it the next day (it was quite intricate though). Anyway, she now has to have her dishsoap out all of the time since the bottle covers up her goof and it bothers her to see it, and, she is NOT going to fix it again!
  13. by   Dplear
    Guiseppi, if you have a Home Depot or a Lowes near you they offer classes on how to tile. The classes are free and they teach you quite a bit I have been told. I was lucky and came from a construction working background (my family and my early jobs). Tiliing is very easy. I tiled my counters and my kitchen floor, and I am going to do a couple of my bathrooms soon, as well as retile the bathtub/shower areas in 2 of the bathrooms. I also am going to install laminate or possibly bamboo floors in my living room. I have not decide which I wanna do.

    Dave
  14. by   sunnygirl272

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