What are the Pros & Cons of Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless Shower DoorsWhen designing a contemporary bathroom, you may consider installing a frameless shower door to give the space a sleek, modern feel. Unlike traditional shower doors that feature metal frames that hold the glass in place, frameless doors utilize heavy glass that is mounted directly to the wall with discreet metal hardware.

While there are benefits to this type of shower door, you may encounter some problems as well. Before committing to frameless shower doors, consider both the pros and cons to determine whether they’re the right fit for your bathroom.

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What is Silestone?

silestone-counter-tops-50842-4466135Silestone is naturally beautiful, durable quartz. Silestone is the world’s leading natural quartz surface – a superior stone for myriad interior surfacing applications because of its ideal combination of beauty and practicality.

Silestone’s non-porous surface protects your countertops from staining and prevents liquids from penetrating the surface.

Silestone is also the only countertop with bacteriostatic protection included in every slab. Bacteriostatic product protection is built-in during manufacturing to provide continuous bacteriostatic product protection. While bacteriostatic product protection does not protect users from food-borne illness and is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices, it does result in countertops that are easier to clean and stay clean.

Can I cut on Granite

Yes, Granite is an extremely tough, durable material and in most cases can be used as a cutting surface without fear of scratching the stone (although knives may dull the surface by repeated cutting on the stone).

What should I know about Granite?

CandlewoodGranite is a natural stone. It is very hard and durable, heat and scratch resistant as well as easy to maintain. Aside from the practical aspect, granite is very versatile in the design field. It comes in various colors and patterns.  All stones are not exactly the same, each lot will have unique characteristics attributed to the specific granite. Because it is a natural stone, it has been blessed with a remarkable natural beauty that has captivated humans throughout the ages. Inherent in such natural products is a certain lack of predictability that architects and designers celebrate. Consumers who are less acquainted with the material often expect the stone to be identical to the picture or sample they were shown. Although sample stones are intended to be representative of the quarry’s product, the material quarried at one time may differ slightly in color and veining from the sample. Moreover, even a single marble or granite slab will possess a certain amount of color variation from one end to the other. Interior designers and architects have come to view this tendency of natural stone as an advantage. Slight irregularities can be pleasing, introducing an element of the natural into human-designed spaces, whether residential or commercial.

What’s the difference between Granite & Marble?

Although both are stones and both are quarried from the earth, granite and marble (and marble’s relatives – limestone, onyx and travertine) are very different from each other. Granite is formed deep in the earth’s mantle at extremely high temperatures, and is a very hard, resistant stone made of crystallized minerals. The marble family, limestone, travertine, marble, onyx, starts out as sediment, animal skeletons, shells, plant matter and silt at the bottom of bodies of water. After millions of years this solidifies into stone (lithifies). Because its main component is calcium, it can be affected by acids such as vinegar and citrus beverages.