Countertops

Penthouse Plunge: Sudden Stone Sale Brings Countertops Into Focus

By Jon Anderson / January 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

The framing is almost complete in the A-unit of this Penthouse Plunge renovation project. For the newbies, this is the latest installment of a series chronicling the absurdity of my purchasing a double penthouse at The Claridge on Turtle Creek. I’m separating it back into two units and gutting and renovating the corner A-unit and […]

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Ready to Remodel? Revisiting Countertop Options, Part 2

By Jon Anderson / July 25, 2017 / 5 Comments

Back in 2015 I wrote a pair of columns on countertops, and specifically issues I’d been having with mine. Based on new information, I thought a revisit was in order. In Part One I wrote about some of the more unusual countertop options like paper, wood, and glass before diving into the varieties of stone.  […]

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Ready to Remodel? Revisiting Countertop Options, Part 1

By Jon Anderson / July 21, 2017 / 2 Comments

Back in 2015, I wrote a pair of columns on countertops and specifically issues I’d been having with mine.  Based on new information, I thought a revisit was in order. Here in Part One, I’ll talk about the various choices along with my thoughts on quartzites and calcites.  In Part Two, I’ll talk about the […]

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Quartzite Countertops May be Gorgeous, But There’s Something Your Stone Dealer Isn’t Telling You

By Jon Anderson / July 17, 2015 / 114 Comments

This story has since been updated here, here and here. Please read. By Jon Anderson Special Contributor There are many options for countertops, ranging from bog-standard Formica and tile to stainless steel, slab glass, concrete, marble, granite, manufactured quartz and now natural quartzite. The minimum one expects from a countertop is durability. Many would think […]

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