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Bright type of material for kitchen countertop

It's more likely a manmade conglomerate stone, or it could be a natural Breccia. A very similar if not the same look is described as Breccia Aurora. Which is a type of marble. Image Source, no ...
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Should I be able to see the seam on an L-shaped Quartz countertop?

The seam itself looks fine. But it could have been tinted a little better. Admittedly all the tops we have ever had have been dark to black and the seams are almost unnoticeable. I would approach the ...
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How to make a flush in-counter cutting board?

I had a similar problem where a hot pan was put on the countertop and bubbled the formica. I routed out the damaged area and squared it off to the appropriate size and depth so it wouldn't look out of ...
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Need to keep countertop, but fill hole where sink was

Epoxy resin. Infused with something you think looks nice. Tint, glitter, bits of wood, marbles, flowers, you name it. Look up "epoxy resin projects" on youtube for creative ideas. Glue a ...
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How do Bathroom Marble Vanity Tops Evaporate Water Quicky?

More likely absorbing quite a bit which will then evaporate slowly. "Water going away" is not the same thing as "water evaporating." Stone does, in fact store a lot of heat - but ...
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What material is this countertop?

This may also be a composite material of some time, sometimes called cultured marble. This has the advantages of a soft stone material - i.e., it won't be as hard as granite but is not a thin laminate....
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Gap between countertop and wall

That is beyond a poor job. The vertical member "backsplash" is what should be used to close gaps from uneven walls. Get the "contractor" back. He should be ashamed of that job.
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Gap between countertop and wall

To answer the question directly, there is no way to blend or hide a gap of that size. As the previous answers have stated in similar form the only way to fix that is to take it apart and do it ...
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Counter-top garbage disposal switch: are there competing types, e.g. "air switch" vs something else?

If you are referring to the type of switch that is a Button air switch on the counter, then, yes. These type of switches are very reliable, easy to install, ( save for the hole needed) and never need ...
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How do I go about getting a free standing range replaced with a cooktop gas stove?

Start by deciding what type/color cooktop you want. Pick a size that's the size of the range your replacing or smaller. Then start hunting for a cabinet that will fit in the space where the range used ...
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How do I go about getting a free standing range replaced with a cooktop gas stove?

If you don't care if (or deliberately don't try to, as a design element) the countertop around the cooktop matches the other countertops, this is easy enough - get a cabinet of the proper size, a ...
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What material is this countertop?

Definitely marble, as opposed to granite. Both the visual appearance and the acid etching support that, and the acid etching also rules out plastic-imitation-marble which would be visually similar.
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Do epoxy and shelac-based paint mix well together?

As in Harpers comment, mixing different types of coating may not end well, especially when they use different solvents. I had a similar experience. Instead add paint tinter to the epoxy, take it to a ...
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How can I fix this ding in my bathroom countertop?

Solid surface counter tops are typically seamed with epoxy mixed with the powdered countertop material. The best thing here is probably an epoxy mixed with a stone powder that matches as close as ...
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Is it possible to grind counter-top as a DIY job?

A compilation of comments that shoulda been answers: Yes it can be done DIY, anything can be DIY. Practice, practice, practice! It's not an easy job. You'll need some sort of jig to ensure your ...
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Should I be able to see the seam on an L-shaped Quartz countertop?

If you want a perfect invisible seam you need stone with a more regular pattern, seams planned from matched adjacent slabs laid in the same direction, and a skilled installer. It's a lot more ...
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Typical Thickness of Silicone Between Countertop and Underlay

The last one I did I had spacers to set the exact height so the top was level from the cupboard framing / supports. These spacers were all between 2 or 3mm and some points needed none. Then the dabs ...
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What material is this kitchen countertop

To answer your specific question - to me it looks like it could be a solid-surface countertop, especially with that side view showing what looks like layers that have been bonded together. There are ...
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Was the wrong type of caulk used to seal the quartz between the counter and wall

One reason might have been old caulk. The way to fix is to remove all old caulk and redo. Caulk has maybe 6 months to a year of shelf life(unopen), so check the date. The type of caulk is probably not ...
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Cracks or fissures on island? Is this normal and acceptable work for quartzite island?

Quartzite has natural faults. You should expect your finger nail to catch in places. The slabs typically are finished with a resin at the factory then shipped to the supplier. Your installer then ...
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How do I protect wood countertops from kitchen sink?

Wood and an undermount sink is going to take regular maintenance. That maintenance can be as simple as wiping up any spills promptly, and applying mineral oil every week or so, or you can go whole-hog ...
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Any tips on how to fix this chipped bathroom countertop?

If you have all the fragments cyanoacrylate ("super glue") then touch up with appliance paint if needed (assuming you can get the right colour - you may want to take a chip to get matched ...
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How do Bathroom Marble Vanity Tops Evaporate Water Quicky?

The rate of evaporation depends on the atmospheric properties mainly. As an example consider playing football on a hot sunny dry day compared to a hot sunny humid day.
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External propane hose access method in outdoor kitchen

I ended up ordering a rubber grommet (grainger 3MPR5) and had the counter installers install a hole that the hose would go through and used silicone to seal it better.
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