Monday, May 4, 2015

Building Materials for Long Island Kitchens: The Quality of Quartz

Ever since the introduction of Formica back in the ‘20s, American kitchen countertops have been covered in various materials: from laminated surfaces to natural stone surfaces like granite, marble, soapstone, and even concrete. However, there is one particular material today that is vying for everyone’s attention: quartz. Whether it’s the engineered variant (a mixture of approximately 95 percent ground natural material and 5 percent polymer resins) or pure, untainted slabs, quartz has covered many a countertop throughout the nation and is currently among the most popular kitchen building materials in Long Island and elsewhere.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Why Composite Decking Works for a Long Island Outdoor Kitchen Design

Homeowners looking to design an outdoor kitchen and dining area are likely to consider decking as a flooring choice. However, for a projected outdoor kitchen design in Long Island that calls for decking to be installed, you might want to recommend composite decking to your clients. Choosing wood may be the traditional, trusted route, but some homeowners think they’re better off veering away. For one, wood decking requires extensive maintenance: sanding, power-washing, and refinishing will surely take up most of your time and there will be too little left for fine finishing touches. To convince your clients about the benefits of composite decking, below are some points that you might want to emphasize to them.