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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 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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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
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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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Caring for your new countertop

December 16th, 2015 By: Talisa Ortiz

Congratulations on your new Countertop! To ensure that you enjoy them for years to come. We have put together a simple care and maintenance guide for you. Following these guidelines will keep your countertops looking as beautiful as when they were first installed.

Quartz Countertops:

Quartz is very easy to maintain, is non-porous, it does not need sealing, resistant to stains and scratches and it’s quite versatile. However it is not heat, stain and scratch proof. It is the most durable of all the stones for countertops and it requires less maintenance. It’s only required to utilize a damp cloth with soap and warm water regularly to keep it from staining from everyday use. It is 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 is resistant to heat, the use of trivets and heating pads 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 surface. When cleaning 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 surface as well as a 000 mild steel wool, it is a trade secret that works effectively.

Marble Countertops:

Marble is very sensitive to acidic substances for example: wine, coffee, soda, fruit juices, tomato sauce & toiletry products can all cause etching to the surface finish leading to stains. It is important to know that when caring for your Marble countertops the only cleaning agent you should use on a regular basis is warm soapy water along with a sponge or soft cloth to wipe away dirt. Never use bleach or vinegar to clean your Marble countertops.  If you find yourself in need of a deeper clean and shine it is best to use a specially formulated stone cleaner and polish. These products can be found at your local grocery store. The best way to avoid all damages to your countertops is tofa always use coasters and trivets!

Granite Countertops:

Granite is a very hard substance and will take normal wear and tear very well. Granite is heat resistant and can withstand the placement of cooking vessels directly from the stove or oven to the counter top without damages. However, we still advise to use of trivets and heating pads. Granite is also scratch resistant. Although, we do not suggest using it as a cutting surface. Over time, repeated use as a cutting surface can dull the knife blade and finish. Nevertheless granite has proven to be very durable. You should still always use caution when cleaning and be sure not to use any abrasive chemicals. A simple clean with warm soapy water will do the just fine and if you are looking for a deeper clean it is always recommended to use a specially formulated stone cleaner and polish.

How to Select Countertops That Match Cabinets and Floors

When our customers come into our office looking for new custom countertops, many times they are about to begin a full kitchen remodel or have even begun the remodel. These customers want to make sure that their new countertops will match their floors and cabinetry. So often they bring in samples or pictures of the floor and cabinet materials that they have picked out, and we help them find a material that will match. After doing some research on blogs and home designer websites across the web, we have put together a 5 part guide for selecting countertops that match cabinets and floors.

Step 1: Decide on what style of kitchen you plan to build

Crema-marphil marble Kitchen, Farmhouse sink
Traditional Style Kitchen with Marble Countertops

When selecting a style for your kitchen, it is important to take into consideration the needs you will have, what your personal design tastes are, and how the kitchen will tie into the rest of your home. If you are unsure of the many different kinds of kitchen styles, HGTV has put together a quick picture guide of 9 different kitchen styles for you to choose. From here you will begin to select the materials, colors, patterns and appliances that will match your desired style.

 

Step 2: Select a color scheme for your kitchen remodel

Ceasarstone Quartz Countertops Orlando
Notice how the tan colored tiles tie in nicely with the creme colored countertops and are accented by the white cabinets for contrast.

Jann Seal, of Demand Media, writes that you should select 2-3 dominant colors for your kitchen and then an accent color that will provide a “pop” between the two. If you visit this gallery of 25 Colorful Kitchens provided by HGTV, you can see that the majority of the kitchens predominately follow the three color rule. Such as this: gray cabinets and white/gray countertops with a red accent wall. If your floors contain many different colors, try to find one similar color in the countertop materials or cabinets that you select. The warm brown coloring found in wood flooring pairs well with quartz and granite materials containing shades of beige or brown such as our  Brown Fantasy material or Tan Brown Material.

 

Step 3: Select countertop and tile patterns textures and finishes that go well together

Orlando Granite Kitchen Countertop with Stepped Edge ProfileMatching the patterns, texture and finish of your materials is just as important as the colors you select for you new kitchen countertops. Busy travertine tile floors might pair well with a calmer gray/white granite or quartz countertops such as our Colonial White Material. If you select a smooth, glossy tile, we would recommend a color / texture matching quartz or solid surface countertop material.

Step 4: Select your kitchen cabinets

Granite Kitchen Countertop, Kitchen Countertop Orlando,After taking into consideration the different textures and colors that have you have used between the countertops and floors, it will be time to start choosing the right style of cabinets to tie to look together. Mary Cockrill of Demand Media also suggests taking into consideration the lifestyle you have when selecting the cabinets in How to Match Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops. She also suggests in her article to choose the material for the cabinets based on the stone you select because natural stones such as granite will require resealing over the years, while engineered stones like quartz will not.

 

Step 5: Don’t be afraid to get visual

countertop installation processBeing visual is not a bad thing when making a sizable investment like a kitchen remodel. Grab sample materials wherever you go and bring them with you to select the right materials for your kitchen. If you are tech / design savvy, there are software programs you can invest into to see how the kitchen will look after each configuration. TopTenReviews has put together a guide called Best Tools for Interior Design that will help with selecting which software will best suit your needs. When all else fails, bring your ideas to a contractor, and they will be able to help guide you in the right direction.

Source Material:

Kitchen Style Guide; HGTV

How to Coordinate Floor Tile Color & Countertops ; Jann Seal, Demand Media

25 Colorful Kitchens ; HGTV – Kayla Kitts and H. Camille Smith

How to Match Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops ; Mary Cockrill, Demand Media

Best Tools for Interior Design ; TopTenReviews

 


 

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Dekton Quartz for Outdoor Countertops Orlando

Orlando is the perfect place for outdoor countertops, but are you sure you are getting the right material?

Dekton Quartz for Outdoor Countertops Orlando
Photo Credits to Dekton©.

We are excited to announce that we will now supply Dekton Outdoor countertops for the Orlando area. Orlando is the perfect place for outdoor kitchen countertops due to the abundance of pools, decks, barbecues and favorable warm weather year round! Certain materials perform better in the sun and heat than others, and Dekton Quartz countertop material is engineered to withstand high temperatures and prevent damage from Florida’s harsh UV rays. Dekton’s Quartz countertops come in a variety of patterns and colors, perfect to match your deck or patio. Dekton also carries a variety of Solid Surface countertops that are engineered for superior performance.

Benefits of Dekton Quartz for Outdoor Kitchen Countertops
  • High UV Ray Resistance
  • Highly Scratch Resistant
  • Resistant to Stains
  • Resistant to Fire and Heat
  • Resistant to Abrasion
  • Resistant to Ice and Thawing

Looking to begin your outdoor kitchen project in the near future?

Give us a call at 407-299-9394 or fill out a contact us form. For more information on Dekton Countertops and Countertops for outdoors, visit their website at www.Dekton.com .


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Popular Quartz Countertop Brands in Orlando Florida.

We are proud to carry quartz materials from industry leaders. such as LG, DuPont, Cambria, and more.