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This clean, modern kitchen design features large format gray tile, sleek white countertop, and bright yellow walls.

How Do You Match Kitchen Flooring with Countertops?

It's easy to get stuck on what flooring and countertop materials to choose for a kitchen remodel. If you're like many homeowners, you might be wondering if they should match. Our Portland flooring experts are here to answer this question as well as offer tips on designing a cohesive space that fits your unique vision. Do Floors Have to Match Countertops? The short answer is no, kitchen floors don't have to match countertops. With the exception of certain stone and tile options, floors...

This ultra-modern kitchen features custom designed hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, dark grey cabinets with wood pulls, and a gas range and hood.

How to Coordinate Kitchen Flooring, Cabinets & Countertops

The three most critical design components of a kitchen renovation are the flooring, cabinetry, and countertops. Once you have these materials picked out, the space will come together—but be sure to take your time with the selection process. If you're not sure how to coordinate your cabinets, countertops, and floors, you're in good hands. Find answers to frequently asked questions below, along with valuable tips, insight, and best practices from our Portland flooring and design experts. Should Kitchen Flooring Match Cabinets? Lots of...


2021 Kitchen Design Trends Embrace Solid Surface Countertops

As a place where you spend a substantial amount of time with your loved ones, the design of your kitchen is crucial. You want it to be both aesthetically appealing and functional. Choosing the right countertops is one way to bring your design vision to life as well as create a kitchen that suits your lifestyle. New countertop trends can help you achieve the perfect vibe. Here's what you can expect to see for kitchen counters in 2021. What Is the...


4 Kitchen Countertop Materials That are Heat-Resistant

When the time comes to replace the kitchen counters in your home or select countertops for a new build, there are many aspects to consider. Aside from appearance and cost, there’s durability, scratch-resistance, moisture-resistance, and how well the material holds up under heat. Heat-resistance is a critical factor of countertops, especially in kitchens. Of course, you should always keep hot pads on hand, but it would certainly be nice not to have to worry about accidentally damaging your counters.  Can kitchen countertops...


Know These Solid Surface Countertop Basics Before You Buy

When the time comes to install counters in a kitchen or bathroom, many homeowners may choose materials based on appearance. Although aesthetics are a top priority, there are many other factors to take into consideration, including resilience, longevity, and maintenance requirements. Solid surface countertops are not only visually pleasing, but also impressive in several other respects. To help you make the best decision for your space, the home remodeling material pros at Floor Factors created this guide to solid surface countertops...

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6 Benefits of Solid Surface Quartz Countertops

If you’re planning to install new countertops in your kitchen, bathroom, office, lobby, or retail space, you may have heard some buzz about solid surface countertops. What are solid surface countertops all about?  The material is homogeneous, which means it is solid all the way through, unlike ceramic or laminate. The result is a sturdy, non-porous surface that holds up better after impact than other multi-layered countertop materials.  When it comes to solid surface counters, we are big fans of solid surface quartz countertops. Why? The advantages...