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Crazy for Quartz

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Today, homeowners have many options when selecting countertops. The choices are between a natural or a manufactured material. Quartz is considered the new kid on the block when it comes to hard surfaces. Its popularity has increased in the last 10 years, giving the consumer many options to choose from. Its durability and selection surpass other surface materials.

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What is Quartz?

Quartz is a manmade engineered material. It consists of 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with eight to 10 percent resins, polymers, and pigments. Because the producers control the manufacturing process, these countertops come in a wider variety of colors and designs than natural stone.

What are the Pros

Quartz countertops are virtually maintenance-free. Its nonporous surface makes for easy clean up and never has to sealed unlike natural stone. Quartz can be wiped down with any nonabrasive mild cleaner.

Quartz countertops are extremely hard and durable and are resistant to chipping, etching, and scratches. It is also nonporous and stain resistant.

Quartz slabs are available in a glossy sheen or honed finishes.

You have so many options! Unlike its natural competitor, Quartz offers more stylistic options. Samples are a true representation of the slab.

What are the Cons

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The main caveat with Quartz is that it is somewhat heat resistant. Very high temperatures may cause the resin to discolor and dull. Excessive heat can cause damage to natural materials as well. No matter which countertop you choose, get into the habit of using hot pads and trivets.

When shopping for countertops, be sure to stop by our showroom. See what the craze is all about. Brooklyn Tile and Design offers a wide variety of Quartz options. We offer something for everyone.

 

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The NKBA 2023 Trends: How Brooklyn Tile & Design Can Help You Achieve Them in Your Kitchen and Bath

If you are planning to remodel your kitchen or bathroom in the near future, you might want to check out the latest trends and insights from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The NKBA is the leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry. Every year they conduct a comprehensive research on the styles, colors, product features, materials, and technology that will dominate the market in the next two to three years. The NKBA 2023 Design Trends report is based on a survey of over 700 NKBA members across all segments, and it reveals some interesting findings that can help you create your dream space.

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Ivette Ferrino, Saturday, July 29, 2023

Brooklyn Tile and Design Day of Charity

On May 13,2023, Brooklyn Tile and Design had the ultimate honor of giving back to a great cause. BTD sponsored and hosted an informational booth to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society along with 25 other vendors and sponsors. The Block Party and Market Fundraiser was held on a beautiful tree lined street in Garden City, New York. There were over 150 smiling faces in attendance. Children as well as adults enjoyed the beautiful sunny day shopping, playing, eating, and petting adoptable puppies.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a global leader against blood cancer. 100% of all proceeds from the ticket proceeds benefited LLS. Money raised went directly to cancer patient services, patient advocacy and most importantly, cancer research.

Brooklyn Tile and Design understands the importance of giving back and community volunteerism.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
– Gandhi

Thank you to all who donated and attended.

For more information on LLS, please visit www.LLS.org

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Ivette Ferrino, Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Cabinet Construction and Doors 411

Cabinet selection can feel at times overwhelming with so many options offered. Cabinetry needs to keep up with our active lifestyles. It needs to be well built, reliable as well as functional. Cabinetry is also an extension of our style and d├ęcor. It is important to recognize the terms used when shopping for cabinets.

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Ivette Ferrino, Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Get Cozy with Fireplace Built-ins

With cooler days fast approaching- images of drinking hot cocoa, reading a great novel, and sitting by a warm rolling fire come to mind as the perfect winter day. Fireplaces are usually the focal point of living rooms or family rooms. It’s where are we hang our holiday stocking, decorate the mantle and gather for the perfect group picture. Fireplaces signify unity, family, and comfort. In many cases, this area can be commonly overlooked.

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Ivette Ferrino, Friday, September 23, 2022

Make It Your Own

Beautiful interior design is a luxury we should all be able to have access to. Customization is a great way to incorporate your personal sense of style to your home. Focusing and embellishing on details can make your design truly unique. Customization can be fun and should not be limited.

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Ivette Ferrino, Wednesday, July 6, 2022
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