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Mop Natural Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 19, 2019

Proper maintenance of natural-stone flooring boils down to realizing that Mother Nature created and nurtured the beautiful surfaces of your home, and now it’s up to you to care for them. The finishing process stone tiles go through prior to installation isn’t natural. The polished limestone floors that adorn your foyer didn’t look like that…

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Kitchen Island Made of Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 17, 2019

Center islands have been a mainstay of North American interior design since before the 1980s, and they continue to be the most sought-after residential kitchen upgrade in 2019, second only to walk-in designer cabinetry. When they’re topped with natural-stone counters, kitchen islands tend to become the heart of the home. This is where friends gather…

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Everyday Use of Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 12, 2019

For many years, quartz has become one of the most popular materials for kitchen counter surfaces. Aside from home chefs, cosmetologists who work from home will also find quartz to be a superior surface when compared to ceramic tile and laminate. In July 2017, a Consumer Reports test of various surfaces determined that quartz is…

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Textured vs Honed Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 10, 2019

When you go shopping for natural-stone tiles, slabs, or panels for your home, you’re likely to be offered various types of finished surfaces. There are various kinds of finishing styles that can be applied to natural stone, but most stores offer just a handful, which can be divided into two main categories: honed and textured….

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Mistakes with Zodiaq Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 5, 2019

Ever since DuPont took over the Zodiaq brand of construction materials a few years ago, there’s been some degree of branding confusion, especially since the company decided to feature Zodiaq as part of its Corian collection, which has been around more than five decades. Zodiaq is now known as Corian Quartz, and it isn’t one…

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Why Cracking Occurs in Natural-Stone Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 3, 2019

As an owner of natural-stone countertops, there’s one thing you should always keep in mind: all natural-stone materials installed in your home are bound to change to some degree. Your stone counters will look better with proper care, but it’s still possible to damage them if you aren’t careful. Cracks are among the many things…

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Care for Fireplace Made of Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 29, 2019

Natural-stone fireplaces will never go out of style, particularly those that feature elaborate surrounds made with creamy Carrara marble, but they can easily lose their visual appeal if they’re not given proper maintenance. The marble itself will last for several decades, but its appearance can become compromised by soot, ashes, and even common stains such…

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Lost Shine on Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 27, 2019

When granite slabs are prepared for countertop installation, they can be finished by means of sandblasting or polishing for the purpose of getting a shiny finish. How long this glossy look lasts depends on use and maintenance. In its natural state, granite is a very durable stone. However, once blocks are extracted from quarries, transformed…

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Care for Corian Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 22, 2019

In the late 1960s, around the same time DuPont engineers invented the synthetic materials we call solid surfaces, an Italian company was putting the final touches on the fabrication process of engineered stone. While Breton was eventually credited with the creation of quartz in the early 1970s, DuPont had already introduced its Corian solid surface…

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