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Stacked Stone Facts San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 21, 2018

Stacked stone is one of the various ways to incorporate the beauty of natural stone into your home. This natural-stone application has a timeless look that evokes a time when masonry creations strictly involved the careful laying of bricks, blocks, or fieldstone. Stacked stone used to be a structural aspect of residential construction. These days,…

Kitchen Island Quartz San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 19, 2018

Over the last two decades or so, granite has dominated the interior decoration landscape as the preferred material for kitchen center islands, but this trend is being quickly replaced by quartz. Engineered stone is nothing new. Chances are you’ve walked on quartz flooring installed at shopping malls, restaurants, banks, and other commercial establishments, but using…

Types of Calacatta Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 14, 2018

Marble is usually named after the region where it’s extracted from. For example, Carrara marble comes from the legendary quarries of a Tuscan city where millions of years of volcanic activity have resulted in a creamy white natural stone with very attractive blue and gray veining. Marmara marble comes from Marmara Island in Turkey. Swedish…

Backsplash Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 12, 2018

Backsplash designs are accents that are smaller than a full wall and larger than a simple mosaic, and they can be installed for the purpose of contrasting, highlighting, or complementing natural-stone flooring or countertops. In general, backsplashes are spread between defined boundaries. For example, they can run from one end of the kitchen sink counter…

Reasons for Sandstone in Home San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 7, 2018

In the United States, sandstone is not used as widely as in other countries such as Australia, where the outback region is very rich in surface quarries where this natural stone can be easily extracted. Sandstone is also quite abundant in coastal regions of the Indian Ocean, where it happens to be very affordable and…

How Much Maintenance for Quartz San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 5, 2018

Very low maintenance requirements are part of the appeal that makes quartz countertops so attractive to homeowners in 2018. Compared to natural stone such as granite and marble, quartz is a far more durable material that also happens to be very stylish. Many of the homeowners replacing their natural-stone surfaces with quartz couldn’t get used…

Why Marble Is Great for Bathrooms San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 31, 2018

A few weeks after the tragic passing of celebrity chef and television star Anthony Bourdain, the upscale apartment he kept in Manhattan was listed for rent at more than $14,000 per month. Bourdain was known to prefer natural-stone countertops over stainless steel food preparation tables, which is why it’s not surprising to learn that his…

Choose Granite Countertop Installer San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 29, 2018

Choosing a nice slab of granite for your kitchen or bathroom countertops can be a lot of fun. You get to see natural stone in all its raw beauty in the showroom before taking samples home, choosing the most appealing option for your interior décor, and returning to the store to make a decision. The…

Dos & Don'ts When Caring for Travertine San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 24, 2018

Even though travertine has the historic distinction of having been used extensively by builders during the Roman Empire, this type of natural stone is not commonly found in American households, at least not when compared to marble or granite. Travertine is essentially a type of limestone the Romans heavily extracted from quarries located in the...

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