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Natural Stone for Remodeling Bathroom San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | February 22, 2019

Even though entrances, foyers, and living rooms are the main focal points of many homes, most prospective homebuyers make it a point to walk through kitchens and bathrooms, which incidentally are two of the most expensive remodeling projects. Homeowners who have bathroom renovations in mind should remember these projects are smart investments because they can…

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Stain Resistance of Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | February 20, 2019

Quartz countertops have been displacing their granite counterparts, so to speak, for years, and this interior design trend is more of a matter of form following function than the other way around. When it comes to aesthetics, engineered stone may offer more diversity and flexibility, but the unique beauty of granite is something quartz fabricators…

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Can Toothpaste Cause Damage to Marble Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | February 15, 2019

When it comes to selecting countertop materials for kitchens or bathrooms, it’s impossible to go wrong with marble, at least in terms of aesthetics. Like with many other gifts created by nature, there’s a certain irony associated with marble in the sense that its unique appearance is the result of intense tectonic processes that last…

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Remove Oil Stains from Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | February 13, 2019

Granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops for various reasons, one of the most important being that it will hold up when it comes to food preparation, but only to a certain extent. When oil and grease come into contact with granite surfaces, staining can be expected (unless the stone is sealed properly and…

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Cleaning Bathroom Quartz San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | February 8, 2019

The ongoing trend of choosing quartz over marble and granite isn’t limited to kitchen countertops. Historically, marble in the bathroom has been the top choice in terms of prestige and aesthetics. However, luxury hotels in Europe have been using quartz ever since the fabrication process of engineered stone became advanced enough to resemble just about…

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Are Soap and Water Safe on Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | February 6, 2019

Soap and water is one of the most common household cleaning mixtures, but it cannot be recommended for natural-stone surfaces. Despite having gone through millions of years and heavy geological processes of formation, natural stone such as marble, granite, and travertine won’t react well to many of the substances that make up common household cleaning…

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Prevent Etching Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | February 1, 2019

When it comes to choosing a natural-stone surface for kitchen and bathroom counters, homeowners pick granite for more than aesthetic reasons. Some people believe marble looks better than granite, but granite is stronger and more resilient than marble because it’s less porous, thus making it more attractive for countertops. However, it’s still prone to etching….

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Interesting Facts About Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | January 30, 2019

Everyone knows marble looks great and is probably one of the best investments a homeowner can make, but there are many other aspects of this natural stone that are worth learning about. Marble has occupied a special place in the fields of masonry and construction for thousands of years. We’ve likely learned everything there is…

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Geologic and Commercial Names for Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | January 25, 2019

The granite slabs many American homeowners have chosen for their kitchen and bathroom countertops may not be considered granite by scientists in the fields of geology, mineralogy, and petrology. Even quarry workers and masonry experts may take a look at finished granite and call it by different names such as gneiss, anorthosite, diorite, and many…

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