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Daring for Slate Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 14, 2019

Slate is one of the most traditional natural-stone materials you can choose for your counters, particularly in the kitchen. Centuries before dark granite slabs became popular in North American kitchens, slate was predominant in residential interiors, mostly in the New England colonies. Slate is highly metamorphic, which means it will go through changes as time…

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Quartz or Granite San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 12, 2019

Despite having been around since the late 1960s, quartz is a relatively new trend among North American homeowners. Engineered stone has been used in commercial spaces for decades, but it wasn’t until the year 2000 when quartz fabricators started shifting their marketing efforts toward the residential market. Since then, quartz has matched granite as a…

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Home Bar with Granite Countertop San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 7, 2019

Wet bars have become a trendy real estate feature among celebrities. In 2019, listings posted by Hollywood actress Kaley Cuoco, NHL star Bobby Clarke, and television producer Robert Kirkman all mentioned wet bars in their MLS descriptions. In North America, the history of home bars dates back to the prosperous days following World War II….

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High-Alkaline & Acidic Substances & Etching San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 5, 2019

Alkaline substances are defined by their acidity as measured on the pH logarithmic scale, which runs from zero to .14. Alkaline measures directional on a scale from .7 to .14, and acidic measures directional from .7 to .1. For the most part, alkaline substances are soluble in water and deviate from the neutral section of…

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Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 4, 2019

San Diego, Calif. – As quartz countertops continue to trend in popularity among homeowners, the Stone Care Experts at Granite Gold® introduce the first-of-its-kind cleaner and polish formulated specifically for these surfaces – Granite Gold Quartz Brite®. The streak-free and pH balanced Granite Gold Quartz Brite® easily cleans and polishes quartz surfaces such as Silestone,…

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Cleaning Mold Off Shower Made of Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 31, 2019

In a memorable episode of the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kylie Jenner mentioned that her office featured a marble shower, which wasn’t actually shown until she posted a photograph of it on Instagram. While a marble shower in an office may seem to be over the top, light-colored natural-stone surfaces are…

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Food That Stains Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 29, 2019

Natural-stone floors and countertops in the kitchen are a dream come true for many homeowners, but this happens to be the living space where food spills are most likely to happen. The chemical composition and porosity of natural stone makes it vulnerable to staining by various foods, and the problem can be traced to certain…

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Can Heat Cause Damage to Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 24, 2019

Durability is one of the many advantages of the engineered stone known as quartz, and this includes a high level of heat resistance. During the fabrication process, quartz slabs are cured at temperatures ranging between 176 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit, which helps quartz develop resistance to stains, abrasion, and impacts. Once quartz is fabricated, finished,…

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Is Outdoors Good for Quartz San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 22, 2019

In kitchens across North America, quartz has been overtaking granite as a popular choice of countertop material. Quartz is a great option because it’s practical, reasonably affordable, and very durable. For all these reasons, it would be safe to assume that engineered stone would make a good addition for outdoor spaces, but there are a…

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