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Granite Gold® at the National Hardware Show

Granite Gold® at the National Hardware Show

Granite Gold® at the National Hardware Show

Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 21, 2019 | Product Reviews

Earlier this month, Granite Gold Inc. President/CEO and Co-founder Lenny Sciarrino attended the National Hardware Show where he sat down with Garry Sullivan, host of America’s largest home improvement radio show, At Home With Gary Sullivan.

In this segment, Lenny sheds some insight on the quartz countertop trends and what that means for homeowners looking to purchase new countertops. Listen below to hear Lenny break down common misconceptions about quartz, how to prevent damage and how Granite Gold® is helping homeowners care for and maintain thier natural-stone or quartz surfaces.

Things that Can Stain Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 21, 2019

Let’s say your household is fortunate to have one or more practitioners of the culinary arts, and you’re looking to install stylish countertops in the kitchen. Quartz is a great option that’s well suited for active kitchens, but you won’t be completely off the hook with regard to stains. Quartz is ideal in the kitchen…

Causes of Darks Spots on Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 19, 2019

One aspect or lighter colored granite is that there’s a higher concentration of crystalline minerals such as quartz, and darker colors indicate the presence of biotite minerals. When granite tiles or slabs have a high content of feldspar and biotite, their appearance recalls a batch of cookies and cream. Dark spots can be part of…

Daring for Slate Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 14, 2019

Slate is one of the most traditional natural-stone materials you can choose for your counters, particularly in the kitchen. Centuries before dark granite slabs became popular in North American kitchens, slate was predominant in residential interiors, mostly in the New England colonies. Slate is highly metamorphic, which means it will go through changes as time…

Quartz or Granite San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 12, 2019

Despite having been around since the late 1960s, quartz is a relatively new trend among North American homeowners. Engineered stone has been used in commercial spaces for decades, but it wasn’t until the year 2000 when quartz fabricators started shifting their marketing efforts toward the residential market. Since then, quartz has matched granite as a…

Home Bar with Granite Countertop San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 7, 2019

Wet bars have become a trendy real estate feature among celebrities. In 2019, listings posted by Hollywood actress Kaley Cuoco, NHL star Bobby Clarke, and television producer Robert Kirkman all mentioned wet bars in their MLS descriptions. In North America, the history of home bars dates back to the prosperous days following World War II….

High-Alkaline & Acidic Substances & Etching San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 5, 2019

Alkaline substances are defined by their acidity as measured on the pH logarithmic scale, which runs from zero to .14. Alkaline measures directional on a scale from .7 to .14, and acidic measures directional from .7 to .1. For the most part, alkaline substances are soluble in water and deviate from the neutral section of…

Cleaning Mold Off Shower Made of Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 31, 2019

In a memorable episode of the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kylie Jenner mentioned that her office featured a marble shower, which wasn’t actually shown until she posted a photograph of it on Instagram. While a marble shower in an office may seem to be over the top, light-colored natural-stone surfaces are…

Food That Stains Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 29, 2019

Natural-stone floors and countertops in the kitchen are a dream come true for many homeowners, but this happens to be the living space where food spills are most likely to happen. The chemical composition and porosity of natural stone makes it vulnerable to staining by various foods, and the problem can be traced to certain…

Can Heat Cause Damage to Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 24, 2019

Durability is one of the many advantages of the engineered stone known as quartz, and this includes a high level of heat resistance. During the fabrication process, quartz slabs are cured at temperatures ranging between 176 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit, which helps quartz develop resistance to stains, abrasion, and impacts. Once quartz is fabricated, finished,…

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