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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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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 restore a cozy sense of safety and utility in their spaces: All of these disparate activities…

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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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Posted by The Lennys | April 8, 2021

You can tell a lot about a culture by their cleaning practices. While we can’t travel back in time to quiz ancient civilizations about their spring-cleaning routines, we can examine the clues they left behind. Luckily, some substances are malleable enough for ancient cultures to leave their mark — but enduring enough to have made…

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Posted by The Lennys | March 25, 2021

After spending various hours spring cleaning your home, you need to clean yourself and soothe your tired muscles. You’ll likely head straight toward a place you’ve just cleaned. However, there’s one more thing to think about before you enjoy a long, hot, well-deserved shower. You might think that your shower is a safe place when…

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Posted by The Lennys | March 6, 2021

Gleaming marble countertops, squeaky-clean granite floors, sparkling stone surfaces: There’s just something oh-so-comforting about walking into a kitchen with natural-stone surfaces that are completely prepped and ready for use. As it turns out, there’s a reason we appreciate that tidy, clean feeling. Our brains run on orderliness and our bodies physiologically and psychologically respond to…

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Posted by The Lennys | March 5, 2021

Let’s do a quick thought experiment. Take a swift glance around your kitchen. Now of your cleaning supplies. What substances do you see? Do you think they’re safe to use for cleaning your countertops? Even if you keep a relatively neutral kitchen, even if you don’t happen to use more potent substances like bleach or…

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Posted by The Lennys | February 19, 2021

Quartz may sound like it’s a natural mineral – and it is. However, the engineered quartz that you see in modern kitchens and bathrooms comes from a man-made, manufactured process. It’s formed of a buffet of ‘ingredients,’ different pieces which include resin and more than 90 percent crushed natural stone We tend to connote man-made…

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Posted by The Lennys | February 19, 2021

Dirty tile grout: The bane of every tiled-surface owner’s existence. It’s a little thing that can make an entire room feel grimy. As a result, the temptation is always there to take up a scouring pad and attack it with every fiber of your being. This might feel good. It might feel like you’re doing…

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Posted by The Lennys | January 29, 2021

It’s happened to the best of us: As we’re cleaning up after dinner, perhaps putting everything in its place after plating up our favorite homemade comfort food, we notice a spot on the floor. We frown. We bend over – we wipe at the spot – and grimace, realizing that our lovely stone floors have…

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Posted by The Lennys | January 29, 2021

If you perform a quick Internet search for marble floor cleaners, you’ll find a treasure trove of articles promising you immaculate results with no effort whatsoever – as long as you use a specific DIY solution. Marble is a relatively soft, delicate stone; there’s a reason why it’s been reserved, over centuries, for fabulous pieces…

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Posted by The Lennys | January 28, 2021

For centuries, families across the globe have upheld the tradition of spring cleaning. (The custom has its roots in many different cultures and religions; it’s traced back to a 13-day long cleaning celebration marking the Persian New Year). Every year, come warm weather, people around the world have opened their windows, aired out their homes,…

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Posted by The Lennys | January 28, 2021

We think of the ancient baths, those that originated in early Roman times, as exotic, masterfully built pieces of art that served as luxurious centers of self-care. Now, thousands of years later, we live a faster-paced, less communal life. We tend to retreat to our own personal baths for our daily toiletries. We don’t have…

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how to remove limescale
Posted by The Lennys | December 1, 2020

If you have a natural-stone shower, bath, countertop or other surface in your home, you need to be aware of what limescale is, how it forms and, most importantly, how to safely remove it without harmful chemicals that can damage your natural-stone surface even more.  Many homeowners don’t become aware of limescale until there is…

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how to clean a stone fireplace
Posted by The Lennys | December 1, 2020

Wondering how to clean a stone fireplace? The good news is that you can easily care for your natural-stone fireplace in – or outside – your home, giving it a brilliant luster and making it a focal point in any setting. Without a proper three-step cleaning, sealing and polishing routine soot, ash and smoke can…

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Posted by The Lennys | November 18, 2020

Did you know your typical, common household cleaner is doing more harm than good when it comes to cleaning your granite countertops? If you’re investing in natural-stone surfaces, then it is important to know the best way to clean granite countertops, the types of cleaners that work the best, the types of cleaners that should…

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Posted by The Lennys | November 16, 2020

If you’re considering natural-stone flooring for your home, knowing the differences between porous stone and non-porous stone is important.  Unlike manmade flooring solutions, natural stone is an organic substance that has been quarried from the Earth.  Think about a rock or stone that you may find outside. Depending on the minerals and composition of the…

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5-reasons-love-quartz-kitchen-countertops
Posted by The Lennys | November 10, 2020

Quartz kitchen countertops have earned a place in many people’s kitchens due their durability, low maintenance upkeep and high-end, stone look. You can also purchase quartz countertops in a surprising amount of colors and marbling patterns to give your kitchen the exact aesthetic you want, whether that’s crisp and modern or vintage and cozy. But…

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Posted by The Lennys | November 10, 2020

Granite is a standout feature in your home regardless of the room and location you’ve installed it in, but over time it will start to lose that original shine it once had. And, in the pursuit to enhance the natural shine and luster of your granite, you may be asking “how often should I polish…

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Waiting After Sealing Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | September 15, 2020

If you’re planning a remodel or new build, you’re all too aware of the sheer amount of material, design and coloring options set in front of you. Even just countertops alone give you more choices than you can nervously tug your collar at — and that’s before even considering cabinets, flooring, paint colors or backsplashes….

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Bluestone for Outdoor Spaces
Posted by The Lennys | September 15, 2020

Whether you’ve got yourself a nice new bluestone patio or are looking into having it installed, the question comes up on what is needed to make it last. The good news is that aside from a few special considerations and best practices, it’s very low-maintenance stuff! Its overall durability is what lends itself to be…

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