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How can I fill a narrow gap in the countertop along the back of my new glass cooktop?

I had to replace my glass cooktop. I checked the specs on a replacement, and ordered the one I thought would fit. When I dropped it in the new stove top, I had a 7/8" gap. The specs online were ...
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How can I fill the voids between the pebbles in a polished stone aggregate kitchen countertop?

My brother is renting a house with an L-shaped kitchen countertop that appears to be made of lots of little (1/4" and smaller) stones held together by . a very hard glass-type binder and polished ...
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Sufficient Concrete Thickness for Table?

I'm planning on making a Concrete patio table. My plan is to make a 6ft x 3ft Concrete top. The frame will be 4 legs. I will have 3 aluminum angles running vertically underneath the length of the ...
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It looks like concrete, but does concrete overlay feel like concrete?

Disclaimer: This is not a spam post, Ed. In this video, a "concrete" countertop is built using mostly plywood with a concrete overlay. It looks okay, but I'm wondering if it actually feels ...
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How can I eliminate interference between an overhanging countertop and a patio door opening?

I am in the process of remodeling the kitchen and the peninsula countertop coming into question: It's right next to the patio door and there is only 4 inches space. The countertop is 3 feet wide. ...
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how to repair Magic Eraser quartz Countertop Damage

Used a Mr clean Magic Eraser on a quartz Countertop which caused dullness to the surface. Can I bring back the shine?
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Determining Type of Adhesive for Edge of New Countertop

I'd like to re-adhere the edge of this countertop to the counter. In searching for an answer, I found this post where it was recommended that a. the edge be taken completely off prior to re-adhering ...
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What is the material this bathroom counter is made from?

The photo below is my bathroom counter. (Sorry for the shadow and the light highlights, this is the best lighting I have, and some kind of wax got put on it recently.) I can't quite tell what the ...
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Cutting butcher block countertops after I seal them?

I'm installing butcher block countertops in my kitchen. I'm just wondering what, if any, issues I'll have by cutting them after I seal them rather than before? Obviously would seal the cut ends but I ...
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What could cause these dents in a granite countertop and how can be fixed?

Not sure what could have caused this. The granite is called "Blue Pearl" and it's polished. This happened on an area around the sink in the bathroom, multiple spots. It's like certain ...
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Does this sink detach from the bathroom countertop?

Our countertop is perfectly fine, but we'd like to maybe get new sinks because they are scratched and have aged over the years due to water damage, cleaning products, etc. Does this sink detach from ...
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Can a Tile-In sink be installed on top of laminate countertop

I like the look of Tile-In sinks because of their flush rim. Can this type of sink be safely installed on a laminate countertop?
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How much does 3-sided support of granite countertop material increase the distance that's safe to span?

I am designing a counter for an outdoor kitchen, with a counter made of 3cm granite with block masonry support and stone veneers to decorate. An approximation of the planned layout seen from above ...
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Can this heat damage to Silestone countertop be (easily) repaired?

We cooked some meat in a sous vide for Christmas dinner. Unfortunately we must have forgotten to place a trivet underneath the stock pot we used and so there appears to be some heat damage to our ...
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Outdoor tiled countertop - plywood / cement backer board / both - will it be movable?

I'm building an outdoor 'workbench' for tabletop BBQing / pizza oven / gardening. The countertop will be tiled with 6mm thick, 165mm square porcelain tiles using a flexible exterior-suited adhesive. ...
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Trying to install countertop/bar on an existing halfwall

Being the poor person I am, I am trying to slowly upgrade my kitchen whenever able. My parents got new counter tops and saved their old formica counters for me. I currently have an L shaped half wall ...
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Is this seam normal for Quartz counter top

I was wondering if this installation looks normal (see pictures). One of the reasons that we have asked for the quartz countertop was that we thought that the seam wouldn't be that obvious. But the ...
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Removing hard water residue from Quartz

I have very hard water and a dish rack. Unbeknownst to me, under the dish rack, a few large hard water (calcium?) yellowish, rough feeling spots have formed. How should one go about removing these ...
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How to measure the ratio of a sand cement water mix for countertops

I want to cast a concrete Countertop and I created several test batches. I am confused by what I read and need some double checking. I use a mixture of 1 Part Cement 2 Part Sand and 0.4 Part Water ...
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Stove-side table material

My apartment has a small gas stove, and I'd like to build a small table next to it to act as additional counter-space (as there's currently no counter-space immediately next to the stove) and also as ...
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Can manufactured countertops warp

I have a friend with a seam in a countertop that has misaligned after about 4 years. It's man made stone but I'm not sure what material. I would like to fix it but I'd like to know more before I try. ...
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Bottom cabinet and top questions

I want a deeper countertop than I currently have so I want to pull the lower cabinets away from the wall and re-anchor them. Then top off with a deeper new countertop. I already plan to purchase a new ...
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How to fill between back of countertop and the wall

This is a section of countertop around the sink in the bathroom of my house. Whoever installed it left a pretty large gap between the back of the counter and the wall. Its filled with silicone. The ...
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