Thursday, April 18, 2013

Is it time to replace your built-in refrigerator?

A built in refrigerator is known for durability, reliability, and refrigeration services. But chances are you’ve probably had your refrigerator for more than 20 years.

Although these amazing and versatile appliances are built to last, it may be time to think about replacing your refrigerator with a newer, more energy efficient model. Curio Kitchens & Baths has a wide selection of built-in products, and our knowledgeable staff will assist you with the selection, purchase, customization and installation of your new refrigerator.

Some companies require you to work with two or three contractors throughout the installation process, which could inevitably lead to problems and stress. At Curio Kitchens & Baths, you’ll save time, money and energy by working with one dedicated professional throughout the entire purchase and installation process.

Curio Kitchens & Baths has been installing many models of refrigerators over the years, and we are industry experts. When you choose to work with us, we guarantee you won’t waste time waiting around or experience any installation trouble.

Whether it’s time to replace your built-in refrigerator, or you’re ready to start fresh and overhaul your entire kitchen, Curio Kitchens & Baths can help.  Give us a call at 413.783.0913 to get started today.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Great Debate: Porcelain or Ceramic Tile?

Are you looking to enhance the beauty of your kitchen with tile flooring?  Here are some quick tips to think about before you decide which one is right for you.

The basic differences...

Porcelain Tile   -  Refined and purified, dense; does not require sealing; made up of white clay

Ceramic Tile -  Less dense; may require sealing; made up of red, brown, white clay, sand material and water

When selecting the tile be particular and ask for the PEI factor and the MoH factor.  PEI (Porcelain Enamel Institute) refers to the tile's scratch resistance. The amount of resistance depends on where the tile will be used. For example, tile being used for a back splash should have a PEI factor of 1 or 2, whereas tile being used for commercial purposes should have a PEI factor of 4 or 5.

The MoH factor measures how hard or soft a mineral is. The MoH scale ranges from 1 to 10, with 10 (diamond) being the hardest. Because the majority of the dirt and sand that gets tracked through a home is ranked between 3 and 7, your tile should have a MoH factor of at least 7.

 When you need assistance choosing tile for your next home remodeling project, contact Curio Kitchens & Baths at (413) 783-0913 for our expert advice. We'll work with you to make sure your kitchen or bathroom project runs smoothly.