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Dan DiTomaso

Dan DiTomaso

Dan DiTomaso is the President of Stone Masters inc. Located in Kennett square PA 19348

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When you’re looking for natural stone countertops in West Chester, PA, there are a number of options to select. We are often asked questions regarding which products provide the most value and durability to the kitchen. Some of the most aesthetically pleasing materials are natural quartzite and man-made or engineered quartz. To help you understand the difference, we’ve compared these two materials to help make your decision easier.

Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a fabricated and man-made material that is manufactured with a resin. Though it is man-made, quartz has proven time and time again to produce an exceptional countertop.

• Available in a wide range of colors

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Posted by on in Soapstone Countertops

Soapstone is a soft natural stone material that allows you to use readily available wood working tools. We often have to set aside extensive budgets in order to plan and execute a renovation of our kitchens. The problem is that the labor of installation accounts for a substantial portion of the total cost of your kitchen overhaul.

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Here are all the tools you’ll need for soapstone fabrication and ensuring the proper fit for your kitchen space:

·        Metal Files

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Posted by on in Countertop Selection and Design

As we welcome in a new year, we’re thinking of new projects that we’d like to complete by years end. Most of us have been thinking about upgrading the kitchen with a whole new design, including cabinets and countertops. As always, a new year means new trends when it comes to kitchen cabinets in West Chester, PA, and around the world.

No matter how much thought goes into the project, we always think about the end result and not the entire project. We have all these visions, but are they consistent with the layout of your kitchen? Can you picture an island kitchen counter? What about a shaker style or blend of colors?

Gray is beginning to trend upward as homeowners veer away from the traditional white and black. Let’s take a look at some styles and designs that are trending upward as we begin a new year.

Mix of Modern and Traditional: This is getting big for homeowners that can’t muster a breakup with the traditional style just yet. We want a space where we can feel at home, but also looks like a modern kitchen. You could have a marble or granite countertop complemented by wood cabinets. Cabinets can be a variety of colors, but we’re seeing the mix and match of modern stone and stainless steel counters with traditional styled cabinetry and designs.

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Posted by on in Granite Countertops

We spend most of our time at home in or around the kitchen. Scratching the countertop or placing a hot pan on the surface can cause damage as time goes on. When you’re thinking about the next home improvement project, you’re faced with an overwhelming decision. There are plenty of options, each with their own benefits and advantages. Granite countertops in West Chester, PA, can make the interior of your home stand out and result in a worthy investment for your remodeling project.

Form the countertop into any shape you would like. The natural stone offers a number of luxuries other than its beautiful appearance. Let granite transform your kitchen, and watch as it stands the test of time.

Unique. With the variety of granite slabs, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any two slabs that match. Patterns, colors, and amount of veins vary from one to the next. No matter the décor or color of the paint on your walls, there are slabs that complement all structures and colors in your home. Stand out from the rest by investing in a unique slab of granite for your new countertop material.

Low Maintenance. When we cook, clean, and prepare food on the top of the kitchen counter, the last thing we want to do is spend extra time cleaning the counter so it shines. The material of granite counters in your West Chester, PA, home are proven to be water and chemical resistant. Don’t worry about spills seeping into the countertop and causing damage.

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Posted by on in Marble Countertops

If you’re thinking about redesigning your kitchen in 2015, there’s no doubt you’ve been looking at the various stone materials that you can implement onto your kitchen countertops. Whether you’ve been looking at granite, soapstone, quartz, or marble, you’ve probably read pros and cons on each material. Maybe you’ve even consulted with a professional on the matter.

Here, I’ll tell you some reasons why you might want to choose marble for your new kitchen countertop. Aside from its overall attractiveness, which is reason No. 1 why marble is chosen to add appeal to the kitchen, there are many reasons why you should take advantage of marble countertops for your Wilmington, DE home.

Color Options: Marble is a natural stone, and miners find marble in all areas of the world. The color and shade of the stone is relevant to where it has been mined. Marble is made of calcium carbonate, which typically leads to light or cream colored fabrication, but could be a darker colored onyx. Because of its variety, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another home with the exact color of marble that you have in your kitchen.

Designs: No matter the color—a beautiful creamy Crema Marfil or a dark, rich, brown marble called Dark Emperador or a classic Italian Carrara marble with beautiful veins—the softness of marble, mixed with its workability provides an endless opportunity for designs. The material cuts easier, and professionals can fabricate the stone to manufacture fancy edges and styles to the surface.

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