A. Currently there are two types of very durable products on the market. First is granite which is a natural stone that comes from the earth. It is a very varied in styles and colors and no two stones are identical. It is a beautiful look with very few draw backs. Second is Quartz materials. Quartz material is the hardest product on the market and is an antimicrobial surface. It is also a very durable and sustainable product. Unlike Granite it is a manmade product and not a completely unearthed material. (View Caesarstone Quartz Online)
Cherry has a distinctive grain pattern and warm color shadings, ranging from nearly white to dark reddish brown. Dark pockets, pin knots, and random streaks are common. More than most woods, cherry will darken when exposed to light.
Glazing will change the overall appearance of the doors and draws, sometimes enhancing the grain and sometimes hiding the grain; No specific stain or glaze will do either. Glazing is randomly applied and has no consistency to it. It will in most cases appear to be more noticeable on raised panel doors with applied moldings that have grooves. In shaker and flat panel doors or draws the glaze will usually appear much less; this applies to any smooth surfaces. Also, in most cases glazes will make the appearance of a cabinet have more of a dull finish.
While painted finishes are some of the most unique and beautiful finishes available a customer should be aware of some of the pros and cons of the finish. Movement of the structural members of a cabinet and or door will normally go unnoticed in stained or natural wood finishes. However, with any painted finish small cracks may appear on painted surfaces, doors, draws, and boxes, specifically wherever there is a seem. This is not considered a defect or a reason for replacement. Retouching this area is not considered the responsibility of the cabinet company or the dealer. With cottage, studio, distressed, antiqued, and rub-through finishes are random physical finishes that are not uniformed or consistent. The door sample will have similar characteristics and color but it will not be consistent from door to door in the home with the entire kitchen installed and not considered a defect or reason for replacement.
A home will become dusty during a project and all the plastic in the world can’t contain it. However, there should never be any debris or trash left in a customer’s home while work is taking place. Also, there should never be tools left inside the customer’s home, especially if they are power tools. A contractor should clean up after themselves at the end of every work day and a dumpster should be placed on all projects to haul away any trash or debris.
Porcelain tile is a more durable product that can typically be used indoors and outdoors. Porcelain tile is not-porous and frost proof. Spills will not penetrate the surface of a porcelain tile. Ceramic tile is made of less durable materials and is usually porous and not good for high traffic areas and definitely not suitable for outdoor use.