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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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how-to-clean-disinfect-granite-countertops
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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is-granite-porous
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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how-often-polish-granite
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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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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