Stone Care Blog

Stone Care Blog

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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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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