Honed Countertops: Pros and Cons

If you like the look of natural stone, but not the ultra-glossy finish, you may want to consider installing honed countertops in your home which have a soft, matte look. Honed countertops are particularly nice if you like an old world or farmhouse style. It’s important to be aware that honed surfaces tend to stain…

Remodeling Projects that Increase Home Value

The 2013 Houzz and Home Survey found that kitchens and bathrooms are America’s top two renovation projects for this year. According to HGTV.com, kitchen and bathroom remodels “continue to be two of the best investments you can make in your house” and realtors would agree. Kitchen Remodel The kitchen is the heart of the home…

Current Countertop Trends

Your new countertops are going to be one of the biggest statement-making elements in the room, so it’s important to love what you choose. Here’s what’s currently trending in the countertop industry: Ultra-Thick | Using a mitered edge to create the illusion of an extra-thick slab of material gives your countertop a more rich and…

Forest Stewardship Council Certification

Accent Surfaces holds an FSC Chain of Custody certificate, meaning the sub wood or particle board for our countertops is tracked from production to our store to ensure it is derived from a responsibly managed forest. According to the FSC website, “Being FSC certified shows that you comply with the highest social and environmental standards…

The Benefits of Laminate Countertops

As we continue our exploration of potential materials for your home’s counter tops, it’s important not to overlook laminate. Laminate is one of the most popular materials used for kitchen and bathroom counter tops. In this article, we’ll take a look at why so many people choose to have it installed in their homes. One…

Federal Courthouse Nearing Completion

Accent Surfaces was contracted to install countertops throughout the new federal courthouse in downtown Reno. This new building will solve the technological, security, and space issues the historic Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse faced. Accent Surfaces is close to finishing the installation of Galaxy Black granite countertops in each of the 10 courtrooms. Solid surface…

Copper Mountain Middle School Project Completed

Corian Sorrel is featured throughout the administrative offices and media center in the newly-built Copper Mountain Middle School in Herriman, Nevada. Accent Surfaces recently completed installing $250,000 worth of countertops throughout the impressive new Copper Mountain Middle School in Herriman, Nevada. Areas in which our products can be found include the media center, classrooms, computer…

Marble Counter Tops: Pros and Cons

The color and unique veining of marble has made it one of the most sought after natural stones. The beauty of marble comes from the way it is created. It is formed from either limestone or dolomite rock that is subjected to extreme heat and pressure. These conditions cause the rock to transform, creating the…