Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Clean and Oil Your Butcher Block

To protect a butcher block's wood and your health, it's important to keep butcher blocks sanitized and sealed. Here's how to do it.
Using a pencil to hold plastic laminate edging away from countertop while contact cement dries.

How to Reattach Plastic Laminate Countertop Edging

The adhesive holding the edge banding on plastic laminate countertops can come loose over time. Watch this video for tips on how to reattach or reglue loose laminate edging before it breaks.
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How to Hide or Repair Scratches in Plastic Laminate Countertops

Earl asks, “My kitchen countertop has scratches in the Formica. What can I do to patch these areas?”

Your best bets are to hide the scratches with paste wax or fill them with laminate filler. Read on to find out more.
Five home improvements that require Titebond Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive

Why Construction Adhesive is the Handiest Product

Construction adhesive makes these home improvements — among others — much easier.
Granite tile countertop after installation

How to Install a Granite Tile Countertop

While granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops, the high cost of materials and installation can put a big dent in your home improvement budget. A less expensive alternative to a pricey granite slab is to use 12”x12” granite tiles instead. Not only do granite tiles make an attractive and durable countertop, they’re easy to apply and weigh much less than a solid granite top, making it a perfect DIY project.
joining seams on granite countertop

How to Join Seams in Granite Countertops

Seams in granite countertops are glued together using two-part epoxy. A special clamping system, known as a seam puller, uses a vacuum pump to attach blocks to each half of the countertop. The two sections are then pulled together with lever operated clamps until the glue sets.
Granite countertops in a kitchen with a window overlooking the sink

How to Choose the Best Stone Countertop

Weigh these 3 factors when choosing a stone countertop material.
Kitchen design ideas for 2020

Kitchen Design Trends for 2020 That Will Wow You

Design & Construction Week is filled with exciting new ideas and products for your home. Here are some of our favorite kitchen design trends for 2020.
Same countertop after finishing with faux granite paint.

How to Apply Faux Granite Kitchen Countertop Paint

Watch this video to find out how to update the look of plastic laminate kitchen countertops by applying faux granite countertop paint to give them the look of real stone.