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How to Get Rid of Cloudiness on Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 11, 2019

Granite flooring and countertops look great, particularly if the stone has been honed and polished to a glossy finish, but when a cloudy film forms on the surface, you get the opposite effect. With haziness and cloudiness on granite surfaces, there are various levels of causes and severity. In most situations, this is something you…

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Overview of Prefab Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 9, 2019

Open floor plans that merge family rooms with the kitchen continue to be very popular among homebuyers in 2019. According to national home builder Lennar, this preference for open floor plans makes the kitchen a strong focal point, which means we can expect interior design trends such as center islands and countertops made of natural…

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Removing Dry Grout Between Stone Floor Tiles San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 4, 2019

Grouting is part of natural-stone tile installations. The only way to avoid it is by opting for joined panels instead of tiles, and this isn’t recommended for flooring applications. Contractors generally expect that some grouting material, whether it’s mortar or silicone-based, will get on the tiles, which is why many of them carefully work in…

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Mistakes to Avoid on Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 2, 2019

“Foot selfies” are the latest Instagram and Pinterest trends, and they have a strong focus on flooring aesthetics. Interior designers are loving this digital photography trend, and they’ve noticed that natural-stone tiles are taking the lead, particularly marble, slate, limestone, and granite. You can never go wrong with natural-stone tiles for your living spaces. They’re…

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Maintaining Island Made of Quartz San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 27, 2019

In North American homes, kitchen islands have been a strong aspect of open floor plans since the 1950s. Interior designers believe soldiers coming back from World War II noticed tables moved into the center of Italian kitchens, which often merged with living rooms instead of having separate dining spaces. For home builders, open floor plans…

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Safe Way to Clean Grout on Natural-Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 25, 2019

Grout lines are an important aspect of just about all tile installations, whether they’re used for flooring, decorative backsplash details, shower walls, or surrounds. Even though grouting work doesn’t really help much in terms of tile stability, there’s a very good reason for making sure at least some space is left between tiles: protecting the…

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How to Maintain Quartz San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 20, 2019

A good way to tell how long an interior design trend is bound to last is by looking at celebrity real estate listings. In 2019, Tamra Judge, star of the Real Housewives of Orange County reality TV show, listed her Southern California home for millions of dollars, and the property featured quartz countertops. Something else…

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Resealing Natural Stone & Granite San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 18, 2019

When real estate listings make news headlines, it’s either because they’re historic, spectacular, or expensive. With regard to the latter two, you can almost always expect to find natural stone as part of the property description being highlighted. In September 2019, a Chicago home designed by George Frederick Keck in 1936 was listed for $3.5…

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Important Details About Travertine San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 13, 2019

In Rome, a very interesting piece of architecture is located near Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, in the district once designated to host the 1942 World’s Fair, which was never celebrated because of World War II. Known to tourists as the “Square Colosseum,” the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana is an imposing and austere building that pays homage…

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