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Caring for Granite Counters in Outdoor Kitchen San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | November 16, 2018

When it comes to choosing additions that boost the value of residential properties, summer kitchens can be as effective as swimming pools, terraces, or extra dens, particularly if they feature granite countertops. Granite slabs, especially those that have been finished to a glossy polish, are unexpected in an outdoor setting, but they look quite elegant….

How to Get Rid of Soap Scum on Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | November 14, 2018

The potential of soap and other personal hygiene substances building up on natural-stone surfaces shouldn’t dissuade you from installing them in your bathrooms. Likewise, you shouldn’t despair when you notice soap scum stains on your stone countertops, shower walls, or tub surrounds. Just about any personal hygiene product has properties that could create a chemical…

Myths About Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | November 9, 2018

Engineered stone is part of a global market that is clearly on the rise. Quartz used to be mostly installed in commercial properties, but in recent years it has entered the American residential market as an alternative to granite, marble, and other types of natural stone that have long been very popular for kitchen and…

Using Natural-Stone Remnants in Home San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | November 7, 2018

Stone remnants are pieces of tile or slab that are left over after installing natural stone. Masonry workers often order material in excess of the measurements they take in case they make mistakes or accidentally break pieces. The remnants are yours to keep if you paid for an exact amount of natural stone. However, some…

Slate Damage to Avoid San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 26, 2018

Long before American homeowners fell in love with granite and marble, slate was a favorite construction material for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Historical structures covered in slate can be found in Pennsylvania, particularly in communities where German immigrants settled in the 17th century. Slate is known to be more durable than marble, thus explaining…

Silestone Countertops Benefits
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 24, 2018

As one of the most popular brands of engineered stone in the world, Silestone has almost become synonymous with quartz countertops. In recent years, the name Silestone has been appearing in many MLS property descriptions because homebuyers are becoming more brand conscious. The Spanish company that manufactures Silestone, the Cosentino Group, has been boosting the…

Benefits of Utilizing Natural Stone in a Shower
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 19, 2018

After natural-stone blocks are extracted from quarries, they go through a masonry process that involves cutting, forming, and finishing prior to installation. Depending on the methodology and style of work followed by the stonemasons, the tiles and slabs produced can be finished in many ways. Flamed and brushed finishing is ideal for the outdoors and…

How to Use Stone Sealer San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 17, 2018

A little-known fact about classic sculptures from the Renaissance period is that artists chose to leave their white marble surfaces unpainted because they thought this was an aesthetic from ancient Greece. In reality, those sculptures were originally painted in very colorful schemes, but the primitive paint had fallen off by the time they were unearthed…

Natural Stone Cleaner
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 12, 2018

Daily cleaning is one of the keys to keeping natural stone looking great. If you’re new to stone care and aren’t sure how to clean granite and other types of natural stone such as marble, sandstone, travertine, and slate, proper stone care begins with choosing the right cleaning products, and Granite Gold Daily Cleaner® is…

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