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Spill Wine on Stone Countertop San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 25, 2018

When you go online to look for advice on removing wine stains, you will likely find more than two million websites offering advice, tips, and numerous methods to handle this household situation. Spilled wine is something that happens far too often. This ancient fermented beverage is known to ruin favorite garments, sofas, rugs, and carpets,…

Origins of Green Stones San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 20, 2018

In recent years, green natural stone has been making a gradual comeback in terms of interior decoration. There was a time when green floors were very popular in American homes. In the 1970s, quite a few homeowners chose green tiles for their floors, but they were often made of vinyl or ceramic engineered to look…

Removing Wax & Oil from Stone Tiles San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 18, 2018

As ancient and durable as natural stone is, it’s not impervious to substances such as oil, grease, and wax, which can break through the protective seal of tiles and cause stains and damage that could be permanent if they are not handled properly. The reason granite, marble, and other types of natural stone tiles are…

Professional Restoration for Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 13, 2018

With proper maintenance, you can prevent most forms of damage to natural stone floors and countertops. However, for certain types of damage, the only solution may be hiring a professional stone restoration specialist. Here are some of the most common forms of damage that require a professional. Deep Scratches or Gouges If you have stone…

How to Clean Stains on Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 11, 2018

As the most elegant and timeless construction material in the world, marble has a natural property that makes it vulnerable to stains. Marble is a metamorphic rock, which means it started off as limestone that was eventually changed by chemical and geological processes. This metamorphic property is not lost when marble blocks are extracted from…

Granite Polish Mistakes San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 6, 2018

Natural stone surfaces always look better after they have been polished. In the case of granite, this is a stone that practically demands a polished finish when installed as countertops, vertical panels, and decorative back splashes. Polishing granite can be accomplished on a do-it-yourself basis as long as the following mistakes are avoided. 1. Making…

Natural Stone Outdoor Kitchen San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 4, 2018

Outdoor kitchens are used more often than most people think. Although these are not standard home features, homeowners who choose to install them often find themselves spending a lot of time cooking in the patio or by the side of the pool. Summer kitchens are great for entertaining guests on the Fourth of the July…

White Stone Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 30, 2018

Homeowners who choose white for their countertops are essentially making a strong statement about the importance of aesthetics in their lives. If you look at homes completed during the American real estate bonanza that ended abruptly in 2008, you will notice a lot of granite slabs were chosen, particularly in earth tones. White countertops are part…

Outdoor Stone Wall San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 28, 2018

Garden and patio stone walls used to be very popular elements of residential construction. In the past, they were used to establish the legal boundaries of land properties, and they were also built at a certain height to promote privacy. In Ireland, potato farmers would obsessively remove loose fieldstone from their planting rows because they…

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