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    Why Quartz Is the New Countertop Contender

    Last updated 7 days ago

    As you take a look around your kitchen, do you feel like it could use a bit of an upgrade? You don’t have to undertake a complete kitchen remodel to get a new look for your space. Sometimes, just replacing your countertops can give you the modern, updated look you want—with the added bonus of better functionality. There are many options for materials when it comes to countertops, and quartz has been growing in popularity in recent years. Keep reading to learn why quartz is the new countertop contender. 

    Durability
    Kitchen countertops can take a beating, as they are subject to foods, liquids, heat, knife blades, and various cleaning products. That’s why it’s important to choose a countertop material that can withstand everything that’s thrown at it. Quartz is highly durable, and resists stains and corrosion that would normally damage countertop surfaces. Unlike other types of stone countertops, quartz is a non-porous surface, so there is no need to reseal it periodically. This non-porousness also makes it easier to clean, since bacteria cannot impregnate the stone. In fact, quartz is so durable that many manufacturers offer warranties that are not available with other countertop materials.

    Color
    When you are choosing countertop materials, aesthetics will play an important role in your decision. You want a countertop to function well, of course, but you also want something that will look great in your kitchen. Quartz countertops are available in a wide array of colors that can match your current décor or help you create a brand new color scheme in your kitchen. Natural stone materials do not provide as many color options as quartz, making quartz a better choice for homeowners with a very specific vision in mind. With quartz, you can get the look of natural stone in unique colors that complement your home.

    Visit Houston Custom Carpets in Kingwood to explore your options for countertops, including quartz, granite, wood, and more. Give us a call at (832) 412-1151 to inquire about which type of countertop might be right for your home. Don’t forget to ask for a free quote!

    Simplifying Tile Floor Maintenance

    Last updated 19 days ago

    Your floors take a beating, so it’s a good idea to educate yourself on how to maintain them so that they last a long time and look great in the process. Maintaining your tile floors can be relatively simple if you follow a few rules of thumb. When cleaning tile floors, never use harsh chemicals or scrub with abrasive materials. These can scratch and damage your tile, and could lead to fading and staining as time goes on. If you don’t have tile-specific cleaner on hand, you can make a mixture of baking soda and water, and use it to mop your floors. Different types of tile must be cleaned in different ways, so clarify what you’re getting at the flooring store before you head home. You should know whether your tile comes sealed or if that’s something you should do on your own to prevent staining and protect them against damage.

    For answers to all of your questions about tile floors and how to maintain them, call Houston Custom Carpets at (832) 412-1151. We are the Kingwood flooring experts, offering tile, carpet, hardwood, and other high-quality floor covering options for your home or business. 

    Deciding When to Use Engineered Hardwood Floors

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Your floors are more than just the surfaces you stand on and where your furniture rests. Though they do serve a functional purpose, your floors can also contribute greatly to your home’s overall style. If your flooring is starting to look worn, dirty, or simply outdated, it may be time to consider having new floors installed. Engineered hardwood adds beauty and elegance to any home, and usually won’t cost as much as solid hardwood flooring. Keep reading to find out when you should use engineered hardwood floors. 

    Budget
    Before you begin searching for new flooring for your home, it’s a good idea to give yourself a budget. Knowing how much you are able to spend can help you narrow down your search, and prevents you from accidentally spending too much. Engineered hardwood floors tend to be a more economical choice than solid hardwood floors, as they are made from a variety of types of wood. Only the top layer, or veneer, on engineered hardwood is made out of the more expensive wood species, so you can save money by opting for these over solid planks.

    Environment
    If you live in a relatively humid environment, engineered hardwood flooring could be the right choice for you. The layers underneath the veneer are pressed and glued together for strength, giving engineered hardwood added stability. They tend to be more resistant to moisture and will not shrink or warp in the way that some solid plank floors can. Engineered hardwood floors can even be installed over concrete.

    Sustainability
    If you’re like many homeowners, you may be concerned about how your remodeling choices affect the environment. Engineered hardwood floors are a more sustainable option than other choices, especially if you’re looking at exotic wood species. Since only a thin layer of the wood in question is used for engineered hardwood floors, fewer trees need to be harvested and the ones that are will go much further.

    For the finest quality and best selection of flooring in Kingwood, call Houston Custom Carpets at (832) 412-1151. Our friendly staff will help you find the best flooring for your needs at a price that works with your budget. We are proud to be family-owned and operated.

    What Sets Silestone Quartz Apart?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    As you look around your kitchen, do you notice that it’s starting to look a bit dated? If so, you may be happy to hear that you don’t have to undertake a complete kitchen remodel to update your room’s look. Replacing your kitchen countertops can spruce up your space and make it more user-friendly at the same time. There are many different materials to choose from when it comes to kitchen countertops, so it’s important to understand the differences and benefits of each one. Keep reading to learn what sets Silestone quartz apart from the rest. 

    Durability
    Your kitchen countertops are exposed to different substances and practices that could cause damage, depending on the material you choose. Silestone quartz is unlike other countertop materials because it is resistant to stains, acids, scratches, and impacts. While some countertops must be used delicately and require vigilance on your part, Silestone is non-porous so will not easily absorb stains from things like coffee, wine, lemon juice, or vinegar. Quartz is one of the world’s hardest minerals, making it resistant to scratches and damage from impacts. If you squeeze a lemon or drop a pot on your Silestone countertop, you can feel confident that your counter will emerge unscathed.

    Cleanliness
    Silestone countertops feature a unique bacteriostatic formula to prevent bacteria from multiplying. Silver ions cause damage to bacterial cells so that they are unable to reproduce. While you should still clean your countertops on a regular basis, this bacteriostatic protection will make your kitchen a cleaner place.

    Versatility
    No matter what your design goals are in your kitchen, you’ll be able to find a Silestone countertop that matches your décor. Silestone is available in three different finishes and textures, as well as over 60 colors. Whether you want your kitchen to feel like rustic, traditional, or modern, there’s a Silestone countertop to suit your needs.

    Experience Silestone quartz for yourself by visiting Houston Custom Carpets in Kingwood. Contact us at (832) 412-1151, or stop by our showroom to see how Silestone stacks up against other countertop materials. We work with each and every customer and will make sure you get the products that are right for you.  

    Designers Explain Why They Choose KraftMaid Cabinetry

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Kitchen cabinets are functional and useful, but KraftMaid cabinets are much more than that. Watch this video to hear why so many designers choose KraftMaid cabinets when they are designing kitchens for their clients.

    KraftMaid cabinets stand out from the competition because of their accessibility and the fact that they are so easy to use in home design. These cabinets can fit into just about any style of kitchen and come in a variety of finish options to match new or existing décor. Solidly built and easy to install, KraftMaid cabinets can transform the look of any kitchen. When you are looking for ways to spruce up your kitchen, look no further than KraftMaid Cabinetry for quality, durability, and beauty.

    Houston Custom Carpets is proud to carry KraftMaid cabinets in our Kingwood showroom. Contact us at (832) 412-1151 or visit us in person for an up-close look at the KraftMaid difference. You can also visit our website to learn more about our products, including cabinets, flooring, and countertops. 

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