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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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Important Details About Travertine San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | August 29, 2020

From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Roman Colosseum and even the lobby walls of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), travertine has been used as a building material all over the world throughout history. Travertine is a sedimentary form of limestone that mostly forms in hot springs and caves in large deposits of calcium carbonate. In…

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Soapstone Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | August 6, 2020

Judging by what you might see on almost every home-improvement show or in-model homes you might have browsed, granite, marble and quartz have been the reigning champs in the countertop game for a while now. However, as trends come and go, soapstone has been used throughout history and some countertops and fireplaces dating back to…

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Care for Bathroom Made of Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | August 6, 2020

Not that resale value is everything, but one of the first rules of home investing is that the best value for your money comes from the kitchen and bathrooms. These are the two most remodeled areas of the home for that reason. These are also two areas where design trends come and go the quickest,…

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How to Get Rid of Cloudiness on Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 28, 2020

Granite, marble or other stone countertops are a major investment into your home, so it stands to reason that you would want to keep them looking their best – if not only for yourself but to maintaining strong resale value down the line. One common issue you might find on your stone is that it…

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Benefits of Installing Marble Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | July 28, 2020

Let us know if this sounds familiar: You’ve narrowed down your selection for countertops from granite, quartz, quartzite and settled on marble as what you want to invest in for your home. Now when it comes to shopping for marble, there seem to be more choices for types of marble than there even were kinds…

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Can Heat Cause Damage to Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 28, 2020

After being the first on the market with its solid surface material, Corian, DuPont decided to take its offerings even further by acquiring the Zodiaq brand and turning it into Corian Quartz. The difference between solid surface Corian and Corian quartz is that the latter features quartz and other natural mineral aggregate, giving it a…

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Slate Damage to Avoid San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 28, 2020

You only need to watch a few episodes of any given home-improvement show to see that quartz and granite countertops have become almost the default choice for renovations and new home builds. It’s easy to see why: they’re strong, durable and relatively low-maintenance materials that give your kitchen and/or bathroom a classy look that’s difficult…

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Best Granite Countertop Polish San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 10, 2020

In most cases, granite countertops, backsplashes and accent pieces are given a mirror-like polish upon installation. However, given these surfaces serve as much of a functional purpose as they do an aesthetic one, that polished sheen is sure to fade over time. Luckily, in most cases bringing back that shine is an easy and quick…

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Ways to Get Rid of Grout Haze on Your Stone Tiles
Posted by The Lennys | July 10, 2020

Whether you’re planning a renovation or a new home build, there are seemingly endless choices to make everywhere you look. Cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, doors, blinds, and, of course, flooring. What makes this even more difficult is that the choice of one can completely upend your plans for another, forcing you to start all over again….

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Remove Oil Stains from Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 10, 2020

As you might be finding out, that glassy shine on your granite, marble or other natural-stone countertops is not permanent. Contrary to what many may think that glossy surface isn’t the result of any sort of gloss coating or treatment. That’s the natural stone, just very finely honed and polished to a mirror-like finish. However,…

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Maintain Shine on Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 10, 2020

The popularity of quartz countertops has exploded over the past few years as an alternative to granite or marble. There are plenty of good reasons for this, too, as quartz offers quite a few advantages over some natural stone choices on the market. For one, quartz is available in a much wider array of colors,…

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Slate Damage to Avoid San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 10, 2020

With the widespread popularity of granite and marble countertops, we’ve seen more and more people choose slate as stone countertop alternative. Not only does slate offer a unique look over other options, but there are practical benefits as well. Not only is slate usually less expensive than granite or marble, but it’s a tough material…

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Slate Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 10, 2020

Slate has been a staple building material going back thousands of years to when it was used as one of the earliest permanent roofing materials on churches and castles. Slate roofing is still used today, as well as for flooring, countertops, showers, and accent pieces. Due to the way it’s formed, it has some unique…

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ow to Buff Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
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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ow to Buff Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
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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