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Posted by The Lennys | June 11, 2020

An often-overlooked fact in ancient Greek history is that the classic marble sculptures were actually vibrantly painted, and not left plain white as an aesthetic choice as once thought. This trend continued through the renaissance period that was in tribute to this era, becoming an art form all in its own. One interesting fact of…

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What Stone to use for Natural-Stone Shower Walls San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | June 11, 2020

From watching any home or interior design show from House Hunters to MTV’s Cribs, the two places that always seem to get the most attention are the kitchen and the bathroom. It’s easy to see why, as that’s where some of the most lavish flourishes are shown off. Stone showers in particular hold roots all…

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Granite Vs Hardwood
Posted by The Lennys | June 5, 2020

Some great ideas have come out of this trend of lifehack sites and brought with them a resurgence in DIY ingenuity that we love to see. Sites like Lifehacker share great guides and tips, but some other sites or blogs have fallen into the trap of quantity over quality as of late. With that has…

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Mop Natural Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | June 4, 2020

It feels like stone flooring is all the rage these days, but really, we’re just seeing a resurgence of the long reigning king – a title it held for centuries until relatively recent. It’s easy to see why, of course, there’s a reason why the only buildings we have left from these ancient times were…

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Caring for marble floors
Posted by The Lennys | May 29, 2020

Having been used throughout history as a famously high end and luxurious building material, adorning everything from the Taj Mahal, to the ancient Egyptian pyramids and ubiquitous carved columns in Greece. To this day marble is prized for its high-class appearance, structural rigidity and unparalleled timelessness. However, all that beauty requires some rather specific maintenance…

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Posted by The Lennys | May 29, 2020

If there’s anything we’ve learned from more than 20 years of House Hunters now (crazy, right?), it’s that granite countertops are a timeless staple of any good kitchen. On every episode the houses either have natural stone, or the plan is to put granite countertops in after the home is purchased. But why is that?…

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Remove Oil Stains from Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | May 22, 2020

There’s nothing quite like that mirror-like finish on a freshly installed slab of granite, marble or other natural stone. Whether your countertops used to look like something off the cover of a home improvement magazine and have lost their shine, or you want to maintain the finish you have now, there are a few best…

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Myths About Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | May 22, 2020

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or starting from scratch, your countertops are the focal point of your kitchen. Every other aesthetic decision you make for your kitchen revolves around your choice of countertop, so we absolutely sympathize with how hard it is to narrow down your options in such a wide market of materials. There…

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Interesting Facts About Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | May 22, 2020

Looking at architecture through history, the term ‘timeless’ seems to take on a whole new meaning when it comes to marble. Dating back thousands of years to ancient Greek and Roman structures, you can still visit standing marble structures and flooring that have stood the test of time like nothing else on earth. That really…

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Guide to Quartz Counters
Posted by The Lennys | May 22, 2020

With all the options available today, it is simultaneously the best and the most overwhelming time to be in the market for stone countertops. We have more options available to us today than ever before, but all that choice leads to something we like to call Options Paralysis. With so many different materials, finishes and…

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Posted by The Lennys | May 15, 2020

Poway, CA – May 14, 2020 – Panic buying, depleted store shelves and limited raw goods are making access to disinfectants nearly impossible for consumers wanting to protect their families and homes. Granite Gold Inc., the manufacturer of Granite Gold® brand of premium care and maintenance products for stone surfaces, is heeding the call by…

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Natural Stone Cleaner
Posted by The Lennys | May 2, 2020

Over the past few decades, natural stone has quickly become one of the most popular building materials for home renovations as well as new build amenities. Whether it be for countertops, showers, backsplashes, patios or other features, stone has consistently been a solid investment. However, with that popularity comes a fair share of myths and…

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Information About Granite And Etching
Posted by The Lennys | May 2, 2020

Two of the most common forms of damage to natural-stone countertops comes in the form of staining and etching. While stains are the result of a substance penetrating the pores of the stone and leaving its residue, etching is actually a chemical burn on the structure itself. Etching is often mistaken for a water stain,…

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Kitchen Limestone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | May 2, 2020

Dating all the way back to the pyramids of Egypt and Roman structures that still stand today, limestone has been a foundational building material from the very beginning. The stone is formed under high pressure over millennia as deposits of rock and accumulation of coral, mollusks and algae break down along the seafloor. These layers…

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Interesting Details About Slate
Posted by The Lennys | May 2, 2020

Slate has been a staple building material for hundreds of years, from historical buildings in Pennsylvania sporting slate features, to now where it’s seeing a bit of a resurgence. With modern rustic design becoming huge over the last decade that seems to have risen hand-in-hand with the craft brewery boom. For a local example to…

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How to Clean Stains on Marble
Posted by The Lennys | April 17, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are reconsidering how we go about our cleaning routines. This and other recent health scares shed light on how paramount it is to maintain clean and safe food-prep surfaces especially. With that being said, there are special considerations to keep in mind when it comes to…

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Mistakes People Makes When Caring for Stone Patios
Posted by The Lennys | April 17, 2020

Stone paved floors, walkways and roads have been an architectural staple for hundreds of years for good reason: they last. Now in an age of man-made concrete and pavement replacing stone for most of these tasks, a well done natural-stone patio has become quite the luxury for homeowners. A great place to cook, spend time…

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Everyday Use of Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | April 17, 2020

It wasn’t too long ago when prospective home buyers would set up smartphone alerts for MLS descriptions that mentioned granite countertops. These days, “quartz” is just as likely to be the term they plug into their real estate searches. This trend has resulted in a debate centered on the merits of quartz versus granite. Though…

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Caring of Showers Made of Natural Stone
Posted by The Lennys | April 13, 2020

OK, so you have a tiled shower. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Well, the bad news for your grout is that mold and mildew thrive best in moist and warm places with minimal air circulation. The good news is that this is easily prevented by getting into a smart…

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Textured vs Honed Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | April 13, 2020

One of the first lessons in real estate investing (after location, location, location) is that the best value comes from the kitchen. A beautiful, well-appointed kitchen can make a sale itself, lending credence to why granite countertops are considered to be such a solid investment. Even if you’re not planning on selling anytime soon, you…

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Granite Gold Countertop Cleaning Tips
Posted by The Lennys | April 4, 2020

Granite has been a staple building material for us going back to ancient times, but the past few decades have seen granite countertops, in particular, explode in popularity. Striking just the right balance between decoration and utility, granite countertops are as much a work of art as they are a practical investment into your home….

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