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Exciting News! ADP Surfaces Inc.’s craftsmanship has been featured on the hit television series Tiny House, Big Living on the DIY Network with the episode titled “Chic Florida Tiny“!

The tiny home project was completed by Integrity Remodeling & Custom Homes, Inc. of Oviedo, Florida. The custom quartz countertop surfaces used in the home were manufactured and installed by ADP Surfaces.

Photography by Anna Yanev Photography 

For a full schedule of upcoming episodes, please visit the DIY Network’s page for a full list of air times. The episode is available for sale on Google Play for $1.99.

Questions about the build or materials used for the project? Contact us for more information!

 

How to Care for Granite Countertops

How to Care for Granite Countertops Orlando

How to care for granite countertops and other countertop maintenance tips!

Granite countertops are known for its strength, durability, and beauty, and its unique natural features can give areas a majestic feel. Compared to others countertops such as wood, laminates, and others, it most certainly is more enduring. Although granite has proven its reliability, it is not without fault.

A good way to give a longer life duration to your countertops is to practice proper maintaining and cleaning procedures. Don’t place unnecessary extra weight, standing or sitting on your counter tops. Cleaning up all spills immediately after they happen, especially with substances such as wine, oils, coffee, vinegar, etc… Avoid cutting directly on the countertop, remember to use a cutting board as well as utilizing hot pads and perhaps also trivets and coasters as necessary.

The first thing to know regarding cleaning your granite top is not to use acidic or abrasive products such as sandpaper, Comet, Soft Scrub, as well as similar products. Another surprising abrasive substance that people might not be aware of is sand carried on grocery bags that will scratch the surface unknowingly to owners. Windex works well, but it tends to leave visible streak marks. A dry rag following the actual application usually takes care of them. Cornstarch works well on unrelenting oil spills by applying it to the spill area, leaving it to settle for a day and then vacuum. Ammonia and bleach will not harm granite, however, given time it will gradually remove the sealer from the stone. “Trade secrets”— For smudges, you may utilize a fine grade (000 or finer) steel wool. Its effectiveness is quite surprising! Also, at times a sharp razor similar to glass cleaning in combination with hot water works well for removing dried on surface substances.

One highly recommended task is periodically applying granite sealer, especially around the areas of cooktops and sinks. Sealing the stone prevents grease and water from soaking into the tiny pores of the stone. Sealing the stone usually depends on the type of stone whether they are darker or lighter as well as its location and usage. Some may have to be sealer regularly from anywhere from once a month, to a year in places like restaurants. Others may never need to be sealed like those located in book shelves. A good way to tell when the granite needs sealant is when moisture begins to darken the stone significantly.


Related Countertop Maintenance

How to care for marble countertopsHow to care for Marble Countertops. Our guide has tips and maintenance for caring for your new marble countertops including safe cleaning agents.

 

 

How to care for quartz countertops OrlandoHow to care for quartz countertops. Although quartz is our most simple material to maintain and clean, we have put together a guide for keeping your quartz countertops looking new!

 

Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Ideas

Looking for ideas for your outdoor kitchen countertop project?

Please browse our photos of outdoor kitchen countertop ideas for your dream home. Our outdoor kitchen countertops come in all shapes and sizes; we stock granite, quartz, marble, solid surface and more! The materials we recommend for outdoor countertop are tile, granite and quartz. These materials hold up well to the UV rays and weather elements. We have added Dekton Countertops to our list of quartz materials. Dekton makes for excellent outdoor kitchen countertop material because it holds up to the Orlando sun.

Not sure which material is right for you? Visit our “countertop materials” page for more information.

 

 

 

ADP Surfaces and RX Builders 2014 Project

Throwback pictures of 2014 “Frank Lloyd Wright” inspired home in Winter Park Florida.

This is a gallery of images taken from a beautiful home built by RX Builders (also known as Bill Cook Luxury Homes). The project was built in Winter Park, Florida, in the outskirts of Orlando. The project features many different types of countertop materials, from granite, quartz and solid surface around the home.

Home Interior Design Orlando

The house was built in the style of a Frank Lloyd Wright Home, with luxury in mind borrowing influences from both modern and traditional design. The theme of the home was for it to be “warm modern” meaning it takes mostly the modern design cues, but borrows some traditional elements to make it more comfortable.

Kitchen Countertops Orlando

The kitchen / dining room features a 50″ Ceasarstone Quartz dining room table, and dark granite countertops with undermount sinks.

Bathroom Countertops Orlando

The several bathrooms in the home feature a wide variety of materials from Corian, Quartz and Granite and a wide variety of style from modern to traditional.

Summer Kitchen Orlando

The summer kitchen countertops and fireplace table are made of a light granite material with a natural edge profile.

Bill Cook Luxury Homes – for more information and a full writeup about the build.


Other Custom Projects by ADP Surfaces

Granite Kitchen Countertop with island featured in Central florida builders magazine in 2002.Central Florida Builders Magazine 2002 Orlando Home Project

 

Granite Countertops, What You Should Know Before Purchasing.

granite countertops, things your should know before purchasing. White granite kitchen countertop with island.What should you know before purchasing Granite countertops?

To help our customers in their search, we asked our sales team what they thought was important for customers to know before purchasing granite countertops for the first time.

1. Ask for granite samples, or bring in samples of your home.

If possible, ask for color samples of the stone to compare the color of your kitchen and the color of your cabinets. Some granite materials have flecks of metal in them, such as our “Volga Blue Granite“. Bringing a sample home, you will be able to see how light refracts from your lighting fixtures and the natural lighting in your home. If there are no samples, bring your samples of things such as your curtains, cabinets, paint swatches, or even favorite countertop accessories such as stand mixers. Sometimes it is difficult to visualize how the end product will turn out, but bringing samples will help you eliminate colors that will clash with your kitchen.

2. Touch and get a feel of the different edge profiles.

Make sure to select the right countertop edge profile for the style of your kitchen. ADP offers several edge profiles standard in their pricing packages, so you will be able to select the edge profile that compliments your kitchen. We recommend using an eased edge profile because it gives the stone the right appearance of thickness without being sharp to the touch. If our standard options are not what you are looking for, we also offer premium edge profiles. Ogee edged countertops compliment cabinets with detailed scroll-work and mitered/laminated edges will make your stone appear at least twice as thick.

3. Do your research on maintenance and other options for countertops.

Have a realistic idea of how to maintain and care for granite countertops. While granite is an incredibly durable material, it is still a pourous natural stone that will need to be resealed and cared for properly in order to keep it looking new. If you think the upkeep for granite will be difficult for your lifestyle, you should see if there is a better stone for your countertops. Our guide on selecting kitchen countertop materials will help walk you through the specific limits of each stone.

4. Have a good idea of what you like before shopping for material.

Sometimes this is as easy as knowing that you prefer dark countertops over light countertops, or that you would prefer a black countertop to pair with your white kitchen cabinets. Everyone has their style and taste and coming prepared with pictures from online will help your salesperson find your dream granite material. To see samples of the materials ADP Currently keeps in stock, visit our “Granite Orlando” page.

If you have any additional questions about what you should know before purchasing granite countertops, please visit our Contact page and leave us a message and someone will respond to your questions as soon as possible!

Source(s):

http://marble.com/articles/top-three-tips-for-choosing-granite-countertops

 

5 Most Popular Granite Countertop Configurations in Orlando, Florida.

Granite countertops are a hot commodity in Orlando, Florida because many residents are home entertainers, spend much of their family time around a kitchen, and treat their homes as an investment. We have put together a guide of our five most requested and popular granite countertop configurations that people request in our office, share on our Pinterest page and view on our website.

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Full Granite Backsplash Configurations

#1: Full Granite Backsplash Configurations

There is something about a full granite backsplash that warms a home and brings a luxurious look to your kitchen. The full granite backsplash is another slab of granite that becomes an extension from your countertops to protect your walls from grease and steam.

 

Popular Granite Countertop, Orlando Granite Bathroom Vanity Countertop Room #3
Eased Edge Profile

#2: Eased Edge Profile

The Eased Edge Profile is one of our most popular granite countertop configuration because it leaves much of the stones integrity intact, while providing a thick custom look to the countertop. The eased edge profile is included in our standard pricing and is a look that must be seen to appreciate.

 

Popular Granite Countertop, Onyx Bathroom Countertop
Double Vanity Bathroom Sinks

#3 Double Vanity Bathroom Sinks

The double vanity is one of our most requested bathroom countertop configurations for all materials, however when you use granite material the natural patterns and textures combine with the double vanity to create an unparalleled look.

 

Popular Granite Countertop, Caroline Summer Granite Material | ADP Surfaces of Orlando, Florida
Caroline Summer Granite Material

#4 Caroline Summer Granite Material

Our Caroline Summer granite is one of the most popular stones for the Orlando, Florida area due to its warm hue of creams, browns and golds. This stone provides a classic feel to any kitchen and will remind you of grandma’s home in the mountains.

 

Popular Granite Countertop, Orlando Quartz Countertop
Farmhouse Sinks

#5 Farmhouse Sinks

Since granite works well for classic kitchens and vintage style kitchens, a popular granite countertop configuration we sell is a farmhouse style sink. This style of sink provides a deep and wide washing surface that doubles in both appearance and functionality.

 


Resources:

Granite Countertops – Information about advantages of granite countertops.
How to Select an Edge Profile – Information about the different edge profiles that ADP offers.
How to Select a Sink – Information about undermount and overmount sinks sold by ADP Surfaces.
Granite Orlando – Our most popular granite countertop colors and textures.
How to Care for Granite Countertops – A short guide on maintaining granite countertops.