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

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

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Home Bar with Granite Countertop San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 07 June 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…

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High-Alkaline & Acidic Substances & Etching San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 05 June 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,…

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

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

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

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Is Outdoors Good for Quartz San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 22 May 2019

In kitchens across North America, quartz has been overtaking granite as a popular choice of countertop material. Quartz is a great option because it’s practical, reasonably affordable, and very durable….

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Granite or Not Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 17 May 2019

Each time a new interior decoration trend takes hold, you can invariably count on cheaper and faux alternatives emerging. When reclaimed hardwood flooring became trendy a few years ago, manufacturers…

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How to Clean Natural-Stone Backsplash San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 15 May 2019

After choosing natural stone for your kitchen floors and countertops, it’s only natural that you’d consider extending this choice to your backsplash sections. The rationale behind backsplashes is more than…

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How to Clean Different Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 10 May 2019

Not all types of natural stone are created equal. For example, igneous rocks are formed by plutonic and volcanic processes that start out as magma before numerous minerals solidify and…

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Small, Unique Spaces Using Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 08 May 2019

The use of natural stone for interior decoration purposes is a trend that never goes out of style, and this doesn’t have to be limited to flooring or countertops. Just…

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Prevent Cloudiness on Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 26 April 2019

Homeowners who have granite countertops in their kitchens or bathrooms may run into situations where the surface becomes cloudy or hazy, and this is bound to be more noticeable with…

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Cleaning Bird Droppings on Natural-Stone Patios San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 24 April 2019

Natural stone on outdoor spaces such as courtyards, garden paths, and entryways will always add a touch of elegance to a home. However, this kind of upgrade requires a certain…

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Mop Natural Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 19 April 2019

Proper maintenance of natural-stone flooring boils down to realizing that Mother Nature created and nurtured the beautiful surfaces of your home, and now it’s up to you to care for…

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Kitchen Island Made of Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 17 April 2019

Center islands have been a mainstay of North American interior design since before the 1980s, and they continue to be the most sought-after residential kitchen upgrade in 2019, second only…

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Everyday Use of Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 12 April 2019

For many years, quartz has become one of the most popular materials for kitchen counter surfaces. Aside from home chefs, cosmetologists who work from home will also find quartz to…

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Textured vs Honed Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 10 April 2019

When you go shopping for natural-stone tiles, slabs, or panels for your home, you’re likely to be offered various types of finished surfaces. There are various kinds of finishing styles…

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Mistakes with Zodiaq Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 05 April 2019

Ever since DuPont took over the Zodiaq brand of construction materials a few years ago, there’s been some degree of branding confusion, especially since the company decided to feature Zodiaq…

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Why Cracking Occurs in Natural-Stone Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 03 April 2019

As an owner of natural-stone countertops, there’s one thing you should always keep in mind: all natural-stone materials installed in your home are bound to change to some degree. Your…

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Care for Fireplace Made of Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | 29 March 2019

Natural-stone fireplaces will never go out of style, particularly those that feature elaborate surrounds made with creamy Carrara marble, but they can easily lose their visual appeal if they’re not…

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