Posts tagged with: Kitchen Cabinets

Let’s talk about countertops, shall we? Regardless of your kitchen or bathroom and no matter how big or small, you likely need a countertop. So why not make sure it’s beautiful? Here at Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC, we have a plethora of options, we carry; solid surfaces, quartz, quartzite, granite, natural stone, and specialty surfaces for every budget and every taste. So, let us tell you what we have and let’s get your countertop in place.

Quartz. Not only is quartz the second most abundant mineral on earth, but it’s gorgeous, scratch resistant, non-porous, and virtually stain resistant as well. What’s not to love?! Of course, quartz countertops aren’t quartz in its pure form, it’s generally combined with some type of resin that’s man made and engineered in order to create the smooth, non-porous texture we love. In case you need clarification, non-porous also means less germs: a dream for the kitchen and bathroom, where germs and bacteria are everywhere .

Here at Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC, we carry  many different brands of quartz countertops; Cambria, Silestone, Cesar Stone and Dupon’s Zodiaq in many different colors and patterns; some of our color options are also available in a concrete finish,which has a matte appearance versus the sheen in the others.

Granite. It still seems to be the most popular choice in countertops. Why? It’s affordable, it comes in many different options, and it’s easy to maintain. Through Minneapolis Contractors – MCC, you can obtain any finish in granite that you can imagine. While granite can stand the test of time, it is porous, meaning that liquids can seep into it over time.  However, it can stand the test of time when it comes to heat, scratching, or any household cleaning solution. Less expensive than quartz in most cases, it’s understandable why granite remains #1 in countertop choice.

Marble. Ahhhh, marble. It’s beautiful and we often equate it with luxury. However, it’s softer and less durable than granite, and also more porous. Household acids and cleaners will clean up easily if noticed quickly. However, if you have a mustard spill that you don’t catch until hours later, expect staining to be visible – and that will be the case with any product that contains acid. Ketchup, vinegar, anything tomato based. The list goes on. We love marble as much as anyone, but these are realistic factors to consider when choosing a countertop that will adorn your kitchen or bathroom for years to come. As you can imagine, marble does require some frequent treatment to hold up to everyday wear and tear. In my humble opinion, for a kitchen that’s used – and I mean used – day in and day out, marble may not be the wisest choice for you and your family.

Laminate. Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC offers Wilsonart laminate countertops. They’re beautiful, luxurious, and easier on the pocket book than the aforementioned products. Laminate is environmentally friendly and made mostly of paper. It’s engineered and compacted into countertop surfaces that are durable, Again, it’s affordability makes it attractive, but don’t forget it comes in many different finishes and designs. Contact us to help you choose the right laminate for your space! `

Consider the options available, your budget, and what Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC  has to offer before choosing the countertop that’s right for your lifestyle. Sure, there are other options out there, but we’ve highlighted some popular options to get your wheels turning. We offer free design consultations and free estimates. Not to mention we have a great assortment and the best prices around the Twin Cities. Stop in or schedule a time to meet with us. We’ll be waiting to help you with all of your design needs!

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How To Clean Wood Kitchen Cabinets?

To minimize any damage to your cabinets associated with the effects of grease, moisture and food spills associated with normal household work, your cabinets should be treated as you would treat fine furniture.

Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice-MCC recommends that you to follow these simple steps to care for your cabinetry:

Solid Wood, Aluminum, Thermofoil, Eurotek, Melamine, Aluminum Cabinetry

Clean cabinets using a soft, damp cloth (not a paper towel) and a mild, non-detergent soap (just a few drops of liquid dish soap in a your cleaning pail of warm water will work). Make sure to dry the cabinets immediately. Do not wax, polish or use abrasive cleansers. Don’t spay cleaner directly on your cabinet and don’t leave damp cloths over cabinets, as moisture can damage the finish.

Wood and Eurotek Cabinetry

The hard, catalyzed varnish protecting your cabinets is intended to resist foods, beverages and household agents normally found in today’s homes.

Thermofoil Cabinetry

Thermofoil cabinets are durable, but can be damaged by excessive heat. You need to make sure your installer properly installs heat shields/panels to protect cabinets adjacent to ovens, dishwashers and ranges.

It is a good precaution to open doors and drawers away from oven during self –cleaning cycles; the high-temperature will damage your cabinets. Damage caused by heat will not be covered under warranty.

Stainless Steel Cabinetry

Stainless Steel Cabinet doors should be cleaned using a soft cloth and a stainless steel cleaner.

 Ultralux Cabinetry

Ultralux cabinets are covered with a film from the manufacturer to protect the high- gloss surfaces. Remove the film after your cabinets are installed. Use a microfiber cloth or other very soft cloth with a non-abrasive soap or detergent.

For more information about our cabinets, please contact us and one of our professionals will be happy to assist you.

Call 952.564.9118 or Visit Us at 2100 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55431

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