Silestone: Serene Spring Colors!

 
Silestone: Aquafraccaroli
Spring has sprung and Silestone has some new colors! We’re excited for the remodeling season that is fast approaching here at Builders Surplus and we wanted to pay homage to one of our favorite times of the year and one of our favorite products as well!

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Silestone Basics

Who?

Silestone is a quartz countertop brand by Consentino. They call themselves “The Original Quartz” and have been manufacturing quartz countertops for bathrooms, kitchens and commercial applications since 1990. Consentino also produces and distributes other natural stone and architectural products, exporting to over 80 different countries around the world.

What?

It’s Quartz. And quartz is one of the greatest products for countertops that anyone could ask for! It’s both all-natural and man-made. The combination of quartz and other raw materials make for a super strong and resilient product.

Why?

Silestone, being made of quarts means that the product is extremely strong and can stand up to a lot! The fact that it’s made up mostly of quartz means that it’s not porous like other stone surfaces. Translation: It’s not going to hold on to harmful bacteria, it won’t stain as easily, it doesn’t need sealing, polishing, or refinishing. Quartz will also resist discoloration from acids, mild chemical cleaners, sunlight & UV rays, and even heat or spills.

Spring Fling

White & Light Grey

These colors go with anything year-round, and the white contrasts nicely with the bright colors that are popping up all over! If placed in in areas that get plenty of sunlight they’ll reflect the light even more and brighten everything up even more!
Brightest Choices:

Silestone:White Zeus Extreme

White Zeus Extreme


Silestone: White Zeus Extreme

White Zeus Extreme Countertop


Silestone: White Platinum

White Platinum


Silestone: White Platinum

White Platinum Countertop


Silestone: White Diamond

White Diamond


Silestone: White Diamond

White Diamond Countertop

Pop Colors

Silestone has the ability to take the hardness of quartz and turn it just about any color that you can think of! These gorgeous colors mimic the beauty and bright colors that are associated with springtime! They’re also a fun and different way to express yourself and your personality through your kitchen! These countertop colors are definitely not for the more traditionally minded home owner!
Popular Choices:

Silestone: Rosso Monza

Rosso Monza


Silestone: Rosso Monza

Rosso Monza Countertop


Silestone: Orange Cool

Orange Cool


Silestone: Orange Cool

Orange Cool Countertop


Silestone: Stellar Sun

Stellar Sun


Silestone: Green Fun

Green Fun


Silestone: Green Fun

Green Fun Countertop


Silestone: Aqua Fraccaroli

Aqua Fraccaroli


Silestone: Aquafraccaroli

Aqua Fraccaroli Countertop


Silestone: Blue Enjoy

Blue Enjoy


Silestone: Magenta Energy

Magenta Energy


Silestone: Magenta Energy

Magenta Energy Walls


Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!
Written By: Kat Flaherty

Spring Service for Your Home

This past winter was rough. Snow, snow, wind, rain, hail and more snow. I think I can speak for us all when I say that this sunshine that appears to be staying has been the highlight of 2015 so far. However, just because the bad weather is gone, the damage it did to your home is most likely to stay, unless you address them head on. Dwight Barnett is a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, and he was kind enough to shar this checklist to help you target the areas that need maintenance so you can get your chores done quickly, leaving you time to go outside and play in the sunshine.
 
  • Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris.
  • Low areas in the yard or next to the foundation should be filled with compacted soil. Spring rains can cause yard flooding, which can lead to foundation flooding and damage. Also, when water pools in these low areas in summer, it creates a breeding ground for insects.
  • Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Make repairs now before the spring rains do more damage to the exposed wood.
  • From the ground, examine roof shingles to see if any were lost or damaged during winter. If your home has an older roof covering, you may want to start a budget for replacement. The summer sun can really damage roof shingles. Shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose or are missing granules need to be replaced. Flashing around plumbing vents, skylights and chimneys need to be checked and repaired by a qualified roofer.
  • Examine the exterior of the chimney for signs of damage. Have the flue cleaned and inspected by a certified chimney sweep.
  • Inspect concrete slabs for signs of cracks or movement. All exterior slabs except pool decks should drain away from the home’s foundation. Fill cracks with a concrete crack filler or silicone caulk. When weather permits, power-wash and then seal the concrete.
  • Remove firewood stored near the home. Firewood should be stored at least 18 inches off the ground at least 2 feet from the structure.
  • Check outside hose faucets for freeze damage. Turn the water on and place your thumb or finger over the opening. If you can stop the flow of water, it is likely the pipe inside the home is damaged and will need to be replaced. While you’re at it, check the garden hose for dry rot.
  • Have a qualified heating and cooling contractor clean and service the outside unit of the air conditioning system. Clean coils operate more efficiently, and an annual service call will keep the system working at peak performance levels. Change interior filters on a regular basis.
  • Check your gas- and battery-powered lawn equipment to make sure it is ready for summer use. Clean equipment and sharp cutting blades will make yardwork easier.

There you have it. Although these are never the fun parts of home ownership, they’re a very important part, especially when you want to maintain or increase your investment. Although it comes with work, owning your own home is a joy, and you are blessed. Keep that in mind while you’re crawling around on your roof 🙂
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