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Where can you browse different countertops and backsplashes?

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You can browse countertop and backsplash designs and materials online through sites such as HomeDepot.com, Wayfair.com, Menards.com, Lowes.com and Ikea.com, as of 2015. Backsplashes typically appear as either individual tiles or sheets of tiles, while countertops include samples of materials such as granite, quartz, laminate wood and tile.

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HomeDepot.com contains sections for both countertop designs and backsplash materials, with details about purchasing each product online or in a physical store. Its backslpash section allows customers to shop according to brand, color family, style and material. Wayfair.com also allows customers to shop by material, as each site offers both individual glass and ceramic tiles, which require grout to affix to a wall, along with self-adhesive sheets that do not need additional materials.

Mendards.com offers a helpful chart that breaks down the price and various benefits of different countertop materials, including butcher block, laminate and granite. Each material includes a price rating, consisting one to three dollar signs, along with a star rating for factors such as heat resistance, ease of cleaning and ability to repair any damage. Ikea.com offers a wide selection of countertop materials as well as options to purchase custom sizes or premade sections. Though the site does support online orders, it charges a separate fee for shipping according to order size and delivery destination. There is no additional charge for in-store pickup with online orders.

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