This week’s “Boss’s Kitchen” will focus on our countertops and backsplash.

To start off this post, let’s tackle our counter selections.

On the perimeter of our kitchen we chose to use light colored Cambria Quartz Counters. Quartz is a manufactured, non-porous product that consists of natural quartz, that is quarried from the ground, and a resin. The resin holds the quartz particles together and is what makes the product non-porous. Between its non-porous property and how hard it is, this counter can take a ton of abuse and not show it. The color pattern we chose is called Waverton.

For our island surface we selected soapstone. I just love the way soapstone looks and feels. It is very soft so it can chip and scratch if carelessly used but it has a wonderful feel because of its softness. We chose a black soapstone but it can come in various colors such as grey and green.

The last topic of this post will be the backsplash. We wanted something earthy looking to complement our soapstone island and our pendant lights (more on that in next week’s post), so we chose multicolored slate tiles with a tan grout. The slate has a slightly coarse feel to it and goes great with our brown maple cabinets. We elected to coat our tiles with a sealer and enhancer to both protect them from staining and to really bring out the various colors.

This concludes our post on countertops and backsplash. If you have any questions, please ask us on our Facebook page or send us an email. Stay tuned for next week’s post on our lighting!

All the best,
Bill Hecht
President & CEO
David Hecht Custom Kitchens

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