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.

How to Care for Quartz Countertops

How to care for quartz countertops Orlando

How to Care for Quartz Countertops and Other Quartz Countertop Maintenance

Quartz is a stone that is a non-porous, has high resistance to heat, stain, and scratches, and it is quite versatile. It is the most durable of all the stones for countertops, and it requires less maintenance than the other stones such as marble, onyx, and others due to its non-porous surface. The materials durability and low maintenance is preferred over other stones by business and homeowners.

Quartz countertops are very easy to maintain. It is only required to utilize a damp cloth with soap and warm water regularly to keep it from staining from everyday use. We highly recommended that you clean any spills or food stains immediately. Do not use any abrasive wipe or cleaner; otherwise it will scratch the surface and remove the gloss and shine. Although quartz countertops are resistant to heat, the use of trivets, heating pads, and such others is recommended to avoid a sudden direct change of temperature.

When cutting food, the use of a cutting board is a must to prevent scratches against the quartz’s surface. Do not use ammonia or bleach or any strong solvents it may dull the natural shine of the quartz. Using the flat side of a razor blade will help on removing tough dried foods from the quartz surface as well as a 000 mild steel wool, it is a trade secret that works effectively. Sealants are not necessary when choosing quartz countertops.

Following these simple steps will keep your countertops looking like new for a long time to come enhancing the elegance of your business or home.


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How to Care for Granite Countertops Orlando How to care for Granite Countertops: How to care for granite countertops and other tips for maintenance. While Granite is more enduring than other countertops, it is not without fault, learn more about its maintenance now!

 

How to care for marble countertopsHow to care for Marble Countertops: Looking for information on how to care for marble countertops? Due to their soft nature, marble requires the most care of any stone countertop material we carry.

Popular Quartz Countertop Brands

ADP carries some of the best quartz countertop brands in the Orlando Florida area. We have compiled a list of our most requested quartz countertop brands, although other brands may be available upon request. Please contact us for questions about brand availability, and recommendations.

Caesarstone Quartz Countertop Material in Orlando Florida
Caesarstone® Quartz Countertops: Photo Credit: Caasarstone®

Ceasarstone® Quartz Countertops

Caesarstone® is a manufacturer of engineered quartz countertop material. Caesarstone® is available in ultra-modern, modern, classic and commercial applications for kitchen worktops, kitchen countertops, and bathroom countertops /  vanity countertops. Caesarstone Quartz Countertop Website

 

Pompeii® Quartz Countertop Material in Orlando Florida
Pompeii® Quartz Countertops Photo Credit: Pompeii

Pompeii® Quartz Countertops

Pompeii® is a manufacturer of natural quartz countertop material. The materials for these countertops come from Italy to  Florida where they are manufactured. These countertops are great for kitchens, bathrooms and more! Pompeii Quartz Countertop Website

 

 

Zodiaq Quartz Countertops in Orlando Florida
Zodiaq® Quartz Countertops
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Zodiaq® Quartz Countertops

Zodiaq® is a quartz countertop material manufactured by DuPont™. These engineered quartz counterops make a great addition the the appearance of a room, and are great for bathroom and kitchen countertops. Zodiaq Quartz Countertop Website

 

 

Viatera Quartz Countertops in Orlando, Florida
Viatera® Quartz Countertops Photo Credit: LG™

Viatera® Quartz Countertops

Viatera® is a quartz countertop material manufactured by LG™. These countertops come in a wide variety of colors and styles and are great for any room.  Viatera Quartz Countertop Website

 

 

Cambria Quartz Countertop Materials in Orlando Florida
Cambria® Quartz Countertops
Credit: Cambria®

Cambria® Quartz Countertops

Cambria® is the manufacturer of a natural quartz countertop material. Cambria® focuses on the elegance of stone and is most fit for classic style bathroom or kitchen countertops. Cambria is one of our most popular quartz materials in Orlando. Cambria Quartz Countertop Website

 

 

Silestone Quartz Countertops in Orlando Florida
Silestone® Quartz Countertops Photo Credit: Silestone®

Silestone® Quartz Countertops

Silestone® is the manufacturer of an engineered quartz countertop material. Silestone® is engineered to prevent growth of bateria on its surface making it great for both bathroom and kitchen countertop applications. Silestone Quartz Countertops Website

 

 

 

 


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Quartz Countertops, Concrete Colored Quartz Bathroom Countertop

Products: Quartz Countertops

For more information on the advantages of this material, please visit our quartz countertops page.

 

Alternative to Concrete Countertops Bathroom Vanity

Alternative to Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops are a hot topic in 2015 due to their style and functionality, however, many may not realize you can use quartz as a superior alternative to concrete countertops.

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.