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RE: help!!! need advise on honed vs. polished granite (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: azstoneconsulting on 03.28.2010 at 06:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Kashmir White has historically been more porous than other - darker colors,
and tends to show staining much easier - it's just part of THAT species of
stone... IF you take proper steps to minimize the staining potential - regardless
of whether the stone is polised or honed - you will be doing the right thing.

On polished Kashmir White -
IF you use a good grade of sealer like either - Miracle's 511 Porous Plus,
or Surface Treatment Technologies FE & SB - you will increase the stain
resistance of the stone.....

On HONED Kashmir White - Tenax Ager Tiger would be what I would also
look at doping. Ager on Honed stone tends to make the colors "pop" and jump out-
it really has a way of making the stone have a more "rich" look to it - IMHO......

Everyone else above is offering really great advice too...

hth

kevin

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Kashmir granite sealing
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RE: Please post picture of your backsplashes (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: AboutToGetDusty on 11.12.2012 at 01:15 pm in Kitchens Forum

Gabriella 3x6 "warm white" field tile with Artistic Tile Granada Smoke Glass and Stone Water Jet Mosaic. Can't remember the grout picks off the top of my head.

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Backsplash!
clipped on: 01.26.2013 at 10:05 pm    last updated on: 01.26.2013 at 10:05 pm

Finished Kitchen for the FKB

posted by: LRy511 on 10.06.2011 at 07:43 pm in Kitchens Forum

Sorry if you have seen my finished kitchen. I am posting it here for the Finished Kitchen Blog. Thanks.

My new kitchen makes me smile. I have to thank everyone at the Garden Web Kitchen Forum for giving me wonderful, practical ideas to help create my new kitchen. I also have to thank my DH for allowing me to do what I wanted to do in this kitchen, mainly white cabinets.
I have lived in this house for 13 years and always knew one day we would (God willing) renovate the kitchen. At first I wanted to change everything as far as layout, however, as time went on I discovered the layout really worked well and all I need to do was tweak a few areas. I needed to create a larger prep zone; I needed the garbage bin to by my prep zone and not half way across the kitchen. I also needed move the microwave away from the range at the request of my four children. I switched the refrigerator and wall oven to shrink the work triangle. My DH and I debated whether to put in a narrow island/ table or keep our kitchen table. We decided the space would be too small for an island and I liked the family sitting around the table and talking to one another and not seated bar style.

Many thanks to the Garden Web for giving me the impetus to ask if we could raise an obtrusive beam (left over from a 1985 renovation) into the ceiling. This beam caused the 6" vent pipe to run through several cabinets severely limiting my storage space. All gone now! This alone helped to create more storage space .We also expanded the opening into the family room and eliminated a door into the dining room and upgraded the windows to tilt-ins.

Appliances:
Range: Electrolux Induction Cooktop Range with second oven.
Wall oven: Electrolux single wall oven
Refrigerator: Kitchen Aid Architect II French Door Refrigerator (KFCS22EVMS4) Love the water feature inside!
Dishwasher: Kitchen Aid KUDE40FXPA panel ready. And Yes! you can integrate a Kitchen Aid if you know up front you need to allow for an extra �" in length. My CG put an extra �" sheet of sheet rock on the wall and cut out the space for the dishwasher. We had plenty of room to accommodate the Kitchen Aid and make it look integrated.
Microwave: GE Monogram ZEM200SF
Hood: Broan Elite Rangemaster Power Pack RMP17004
Cabinets: Dura Supreme: Crestwood series
Arcadia Classic, Maple perimeter in classic white
Arcadia Classic, Cherry Hutch peninsula
Granite: New Venetian Gold
Hardware: Amerock 96mm Westerly Pulls in Satin Nickel
Amerock Revitalize Knobs in Satin Nickel
Sink: Franke Orca sink, Love,Love,Love!!!
Faucet: Kohler K-690 Vinnata in polished chrome
Lotion Dispenser: Kohler Fairfax collection
Backsplash: Sonoma Tile; market collection, Ashbury Series in Mojave ( 4x4, subway, bead liner and moulding) also, Tumbled Honey onyx .
Under cabinet Lighting: Utilitech LED under cabinet lights
Flooring: Verde1999, Moonstone 20 x 20 porcelain tiles.
Charging Drawer
Wall Color: BM 1639 Windy Sky
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Thank You !

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Backsplash, New Venetian Gold
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RE: Is New Venetian Gold granite on the light side? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: Eyegirlie on 01.19.2013 at 07:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

Terri,

Mine isn't exactly NVG but it's basically the same. We used a tumble marble backsplash in our kitchen. It does seem that the 4 inch backsplash is out of style; although we did use it in our bathrooms.

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backsplash?
clipped on: 01.19.2013 at 07:57 pm    last updated on: 01.19.2013 at 07:57 pm

RE: Is New Venetian Gold granite on the light side? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: snowbean on 01.19.2013 at 07:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here is my inspiration board. The granite image to the right labelled NVG = new venetian gold. I'm trying to choose between this inspiration board and the "white and black" kitchen look.

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inspiration colors - New Vin Gold
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