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Posted by on in Countertop Selection and Design

An easy rule of thumb is the lower the number of the gauge, the thicker and better the stainless steel.

 

Therefore, 18 gauge is better than 20 gauge. Most undermount sinks are 18 gauge (Stone Masters Inc carries both options). 18 gauge is widely considered to be a quality thickness for use in a kitchen sink. Twenty gauge sinks are typically too thin to be recommended. While 16 gauge will likely outlast your kitchen!

 

The thickness difference between 18 and 16 overall is less than the thickness of a hair, so it comes down to a personal preference and budget decision. 

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Posted by on in Kitchen of the Week!

Kitchen of the Week! Emerstone Calacatta Gold Quartz stuns in the Leone's kitchen next to the white cabinetry and dark contrasting island. The white subway tile would look great here, don't you agree? #kitchenoftheweek

 

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Posted by on in Kitchen of the Week!

 

Kitchen of the Week! Emerstone Misty Waves Quartz on the perimeter was the perfect pair with Amazonas Black Soapstone island. The Krasovec's selection of faucets really finishes off the timeless look! #kitchenoftheweekb2ap3_thumbnail_23405716_10155878559299721_3518848534444678633_o.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_23456211_10155878559654721_1034211133791032219_o.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_23467110_10155878560134721_1076743854540681204_o.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_23415247_10155878560514721_41974002065388883_o.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_23334214_10155878560734721_415396466821180669_o.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_23415602_10155878583789721_5151622369044841606_o.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_23331504_10155878585974721_2811553901221509025_o.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_23415173_10155878586289721_3608876402976349009_o.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_23334022_10155878585019721_7773604072088896296_o.jpg

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Posted by on in Soapstone Countertops

How should I care for my soapstone countertops is a question many new soapstone owners ask. 

 

There are a few options and not many ways you can go wrong with caring for soapstone. 

Soapstone is a non-porous stone with a naturally matte finish. As such you can choose to wax and oil it, this is often recommended as it helps hind a lot of the "sins" a matte finish would otherwise show. 

Wax and/or Oil acts as a "forgive all" for many of the small prints, scrapes, and nicks. It will also help enhance the color of the soapstone, which will otherwise patina with age. 

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