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Posted by The Lennys | October 26, 2021

Introduction: When the weather is right and the earth seems to be coming back to life, we start to find more and more reasons to spend our time outdoors. After a long winter, some might decide to use the patio or deck to host a get-together or to simply soak up the weather. But maybe…

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Posted by The Lennys | October 20, 2021

Introduction: There are many reasons to love natural stone countertops. They’re extremely durable, luxurious and can instantly add style to any kitchen or bathroom. And as long as you take proper care of them, they’ll look great for years to come. That’s why we’re here to guide you through the entire process – so your…

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Posted by The Lennys | September 27, 2021

Many families around the world tend to spend the bulk of their time at home in the kitchen. The kitchen is more than just where people cook or eat; it’s also where we gather, spend time together, and in today’s world, it’s also where some work and attend school. With so much going on in…

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Posted by The Lennys | August 30, 2021

As one of the newer go-to choices for kitchen and bathroom countertops, Silestone is a material you’re very likely to encounter in an apartment, house or even vacation rental. One reason it’s so popular? Its reputation for low maintenance. With Silestone, it’s possible to achieve the look and luster of high-end stone surfaces without having…

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Posted by The Lennys | August 27, 2021

If you’ve got colored grout in your home, you might be looking at the typical grout cleaner that promises to restore grout to its original light-grey color with suspicion. You might (rightly) wonder if the TikTok hacks involving toilet cleaners that you see bouncing around the internet would clean or destroy your current aesthetic (but…

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Posted by The Lennys | August 20, 2021

We’ve all been there: When something goes drastically wrong in your kitchen, it can feel like an extra low blow. You’ve spent huge amounts of time and effort layering your lasagna, emptying your fridge or stewing your family’s favorite chili — when the pot cracks, the baking pan tips off the counter or your toddler…

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Posted by Mike Rose | August 17, 2021

Poway, CA – Aug. 17, 2021 – Born from a third-generation family of stone care experts, Granite Gold® Sealer Wipes & Shower Cleaner are 2021 Good Housekeeping Cleaning Award winners. Granite Gold® Sealer Wipes received the award in Good Housekeeping’s “Sparkling Kitchen” category. The Sealer Wipes are an industry-leading, first-of-its-kind solution for homeowners: taking the…

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Posted by Mike Rose | August 10, 2021

Fast-Acting Solution Cleans While it Disinfects Poway, CA – August 11, 2021 – MicroGold® All-Purpose Cleaner kills the virus that causes COVID-19 on hard, non-porous surfaces, according to independent lab testing reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Distributed by Granite Gold Inc. (GGI), the same company that makes the Granite Gold® consumer brand of…

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Posted by The Lennys | August 10, 2021

When you’re cleaning porcelain, you need to move carefully to preserve its delicate sheen; when you’re cleaning grout, you need to use some elbow grease to make sure that you remove grime as effectively as possible from a narrow, rough surface. The challenge is, how are you supposed to clean it well without damaging the…

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Posted by The Lennys | August 3, 2021

From Ancient Egyptian stone masonry to the checkerboard tiles of Versailles, just about every civilization has found a way to create beautiful art with stone tiles. Whether you’re interested in large, smooth tiles that allow the unique swirls and textures of marble or travertine to shine through, or you want the visual interest of tiny,…

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Posted by The Lennys | July 29, 2021

Although stone tile may be hard to the touch, it’s more fragile and brittle than you may think. While stone is generally low maintenance, it needs specific care to look as good as possible, which should definitely be your goal. As this aesthetic stone floor Instagram account clearly demonstrates, your stone floors have tons of…

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Posted by The Lennys | July 27, 2021

Think about your kitchen counters as they currently are. You likely have many items stacked on their surfaces — from appliances like blenders and coffeemakers to mixing bowls, cutting boards, fruit and more. Even when your kitchen is clean and spotless, you probably still have these items nestled in your corners and lining the back…

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Posted by The Lennys | June 25, 2021

And, just as importantly: Can you do anything to protect your beautiful natural-stone features, even if they are situated just under a west-facing window? It’s summertime, and the sun is out in full force. While a healthy dose of sunlight provides many benefits for us and our environment, it doesn’t tend to do many favors…

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Posted by The Lennys | June 23, 2021

When it comes to stone care, there’s a lot of misinformation on the Internet. This is true across many subjects, but for stone, constant articles are parading across our newsfeeds that talk about the benefits of DIY, cheap and even toxic cleaning strategies. Here’s the thing: Even though granite and other natural stone and even…

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Posted by The Lennys | June 21, 2021

It’s summer — and that means that it’s home selling (and buying) time. If you’ve been ready to move for months, it’s exciting to be able to start going to showings, putting together a house wish list, and seeing yourself in new surroundings. However, to buy the new home of your dreams, you’re likely going…

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Posted by The Lennys | June 19, 2021

When you’re scrambling to put dinner on the table, it’s easy to forget precisely where you’re putting your hot pans. Maybe you’ve misplaced a trivet, or you don’t have time to throw an extra pot warmer down on the counter. Plus, your granite can take it. Granite is one of the most durable natural materials…

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Posted by The Lennys | June 17, 2021

Whether it’s time to touch up your home in the months after spring cleaning, or a summer storm has led to mud tracked all over your floors, inevitably, you’re going to need to have an efficient, effective (and preferably) easy way to bring your floors back to square one. We also know that there’s a…

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Posted by The Lennys | June 15, 2021

If you’re a savvy homeowner and you have natural-stone countertops, floors and other features, you may already have products in your cleaning caddies that you use specifically for your stone. If so  — great! That means you’re already doing a lot to care for your stone in the best way possible. Today, it seems like…

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Granite Countertop in the Kitchen
Posted by The Lennys | April 27, 2021

Granite is a very popular home-surface material — and for good reason. If you have countertops, backsplashes or floors formed from granite, you’re in luck. Granite is durable and has an incredible luster that can make any room look high-end (as long as you take care of it well). Our Stone-Care Experts are sold on…

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Elderly kitchen cleaning and help
Posted by The Lennys | April 27, 2021

If you’ve been called into service to assist your elderly parents with their home care, you might feel— accurately — like you’ve taken on a lot. Surveying the clutter of their kitchen, unearthing long-covered surfaces, figuring out how to help your elderly parents restore a cozy sense of safety and utility in their spaces: All…

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Help cleaning for the physically disabled
Posted by The Lennys | April 27, 2021

Spring cleaning can be a workout. To dust your surfaces, sweep under them and buff your countertops and tables to a lovely shine, you need some level of strength and range of mobility. Or, at least, that’s what many people think. The truth is, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a strenuous activity. The use…

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