an a-frame is framework shaped like an “A”
that is used to transport countertops on a truck.
Accents: a decorative
element that is added for detail
Apron Front Sink:
A large sink that has an apron on the front. This
type of sink sits in a short cabinet.
or another waterproof material that offers a guard
between water and other liquids and the wall of
a kitchen. Typically situated over the countertop.
holes within concrete that were created by trapped
air in the concrete
a finished edge is added to a man-made or unfinished
tile, it is called “bullnosing”. This
process is done for cosmetic reasons but it also
protects the edge from chipping or cracking.
C-Clamps: A C-clamp
holds an object into place while it is being sawed
A rectangular piece of steel that has been rounded
into a hook. It is used to remove shavings and to
bring finish to a high gloss without damaging the
wood of a cabinet.
A tool used by cabinet makers that has a wood handle
and a blade specifically designed for wood screws.
Caesarstone: a man-made
stone that is considered extremely durable due to
its scratch and stain resistance. It is harder than
Glue that is used to bond wooden objects to one
another. Heat and moisture resistant.
Casting Table: A
table that has been designed for casting concrete.
Cooktop: Stove burners
that are situated within a countertop.
Drain Board: Depressions
that are worked into a countertop to allow water
to drain from the countertop into the sink.
Drop-In Sink: A
sink that has a rim that goes over the countertop.
Formica Stone: A
non-porous quartz surface that is natural and has
low maintenance needs.
Granite: A durable
countertop material that uses natural rock. Considered
elegant due to its price and appearance.
Grout: A paste of
cement that is used to fill in bugholes.
Integral Sink: A
sink that is made out of these ame materials that
the countertop is constructed of.
Marble: A natural
stone that is both rare and expensive. Often used
Melamine: A smooth
plastic that covers a particle board interior. Often
used on countertops. Considered inexpensive.
laminate is fitted around a pre-shaped substrate
in order to form a countertop, the process of doing
so is referred to as “post-form”.
lava rock that is used as a countertop material.
Quartz: A countertop
material that is made of rock. It requires very
A sink that is situated beneath a countertop.
Urethane: A type
of sealer that provides temperature, weather, and
Wax: Can be used
to protect countertops temporarily.
Wet Polishing: A
method for polishing concrete countertops that uses
water throughout the process so as to eliminate
Also referred to as a butcher block, a countertop
surface that is made out of wood.