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Popularity of Quartz Counters San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 17, 2018

Despite engineered stone having been around since the late 1960s, the trend of installing slabs made of this material as countertops has really taken off in recent years. On the most popular home improvement online forums, you can find many discussion threads related to quartz countertops, and you can see the conversation often focuses on…

Carrara & Calacatta Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 16, 2018

Make no mistake, as similar as these two natural stones are, there are some key distinctions – find out what they are before buying. Many designers and homeowners alike are faced with the confusion that comes along with differentiating between Carrara and Calacatta marble, and they aren’t truly to blame for their confusion because the…

Use Natural Stone Veneers in Home San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 15, 2018

Natural-stone veneers are part of a construction and interior design trend that favors the use of remnants. They are largely inspired by the traditional methods of using fieldstone, masonry bricks, or blocks for flooring and wall construction. The overall effect of natural-stone veneers emulates stonewall and cobblestone surfaces without having to use blocks. Depending on the…

Luxury Natural Stone on Budget San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 10, 2018

Throughout history, certain types of natural stone have been associated with luxury. For example, ancient Egyptian potters and jewelers used onyx to decorate sarcophagi, and this ceremonial application extended to the Roman Empire. These days, marble is frequently chosen as a luxurious construction material, particularly if it is extracted from specific quarries in Marmara, Turkey,…

How Quartz Countertops Are Made San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 8, 2018

When future archaeologists describe the construction trends of 2018, they will likely note how quickly engineered stone emerged as a favorite material for floors and countertops. What is interesting about the ongoing rise in quartz installations across the United States is that quartz is not a new material. The history of quartz dates back to…

Incorporate Granite in Office San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | July 25, 2018

Most people associate granite with designer kitchens and lavish bathrooms where elaborate countertops are the center of attention, but granite offers a great deal of versatility. Granite can be incorporated into many living spaces because of its highly aesthetic looks, but there other advantages to consider. Granite is durable, resilient, and generally affordable, which makes…

Is Quartz Stainable San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | July 20, 2018

One of the myths surrounding quartz is related to its stain-resistant properties. While quartz does not stain as easily as marble, granite, and other natural-stone surfaces, it’s not completely impervious to staining. In fact, there are a couple of situations that can result in the permanent staining of quartz tiles or slabs. Homeowners who install…

Natural Stone Floors in Home San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | July 18, 2018

As a homeowner interested in upgrading your floors, the various options you can consider fall into two main categories: natural and engineered. Natural materials include hardwood, bamboo, and stones such as slate, granite, and marble. In the engineered category, you can find laminate materials, ceramic tiles, vinyl, carpeting, quartz, and engineered hardwood. Flooring materials tend…

Prevent Quartz Counter Damage San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | July 13, 2018

As more homeowners continue to choose quartz for their kitchen and bathroom countertops, some misconceptions are arising about how to care for these engineered surfaces. One of the problems is related to the appearance of quartz, which can mimic granite, marble, and even exotic natural-stone surfaces. However, this does not mean they should be treated…

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