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How to Clean Stains on Marble
Posted by The Lennys | April 11, 2018

As the most elegant and timeless construction material in the world, marble has a natural property that makes it vulnerable to stains. Marble is a metamorphic rock, which means it started off as limestone that was eventually changed by chemical and geological processes. This metamorphic property is not lost when marble blocks are extracted from…

Chimney Sweep
Posted by The Lennys | December 29, 2017

By Paul Denikin, DadKnowsDIY.com Getting a jump on home maintenance is smart. By doing preventative upkeep, you can save yourself costly repairs and keep things running smoothly and efficiently.  Here are some preparations you can make now before the temperatures fall. Safe and warm.  Some of the basic maintenance items you should tend now will…

Things That Cause Cloudiness on Stone Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | July 28, 2017

Stone countertops are a major investment in a home’s value, and the last thing you want is to damage a surface that should last as long as the home. However, improper maintenance and cleaning of natural stone like granite and marble can lead to a noticeable haze or cloudiness that detracts from the appearance of…

Whether Bleach Can Be Used on Granite Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | July 26, 2017

Granite countertops are low maintenance, but it’s still important to follow the correct care guidelines to prevent damaging your natural stone. Granite and other types of stone like travertine and marble can sustain damage if you use the wrong cleaning products, such as those made with acidic or abrasive compounds. One of the most commonly…

How To Clean Food Particles off Granite Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | May 5, 2017

There’s nothing like the beauty of natural-stone countertops, but granite is a porous stone that requires some special attention. Whether you’re dealing with a food stain on your counters or you want to ensure your countertop is clean and sanitized after food preparation, a few simple steps can keep your granite looking bright and beautiful…

Spring Cleaning Tips
Posted by The Lennys | April 14, 2017

Marble, granite, slate, and other natural stone used for flooring and countertops requires maintenance that calls for the exclusive use of specially formulated cleaners. This means common household cleaners should never be used on natural stone under any circumstances. The problem with common household cleaners is that most of them have abrasive properties that break…

Granite Tile Showers
Posted by The Lennys | March 24, 2017

No matter what type of shower you have, at some point you’re likely to experience mold, mildew, and even hard water deposits. Mildew and mold can grow on your granite shower tiles due to moisture and too little ventilation, but it’s important to treat the problem the right way to prevent damage to your natural…

Stains in Granite Gold
Posted by The Lennys | March 22, 2017

When it comes to cleaning stains from granite, travertine, and slate floors, you cannot use just any old product you have on hand. Many commercial cleaners contain ingredients that can damage the material, break down the protective seal, and put your stone at risk for dullness, stains, etches, and other damage. People who use commercial…

How to Get Rid of Granite Countertops Stains
Posted by The Lennys | March 17, 2017

Granite is one of the most coveted materials for countertops. It provides homes with a beautiful and luxurious appearance, and its durability means long-lasting use if cared for properly. Available in many different color combinations, it works well with many types of home décor. However, once it has been installed, cleaning granite countertops is often…

How to Get Rid of Granite Countertops Stains
Posted by The Lennys | February 14, 2017

A big stain on top of your beautiful granite countertop can be a real eyesore. Luckily, granite is fairly easy to clean if you know how to do it. The Stone Care Experts at Granite Gold® want to share a few methods for cleaning the various types of stains you might find on granite countertops….

Kitchen Remodel
Posted by The Lennys | May 20, 2015

What are the symptoms of a kitchen needing a remodel? Non-functioning cooktop burners Double oven with torn insulation Melted cabinet doors Broken icemaker An aging Corian countertop The folks at Kosher Eye deliberated for more than a year whether to take this major step, and they chronicled their journey in a three-part series. It’s both…

Caring For Stone Patios And Walkways
Posted by The Lennys | April 16, 2015

The warmer, spring weather is gradually starting to take hold, and those areas hit hard with snow this winter are finally starting to see the last remnants of the white stuff melt away. Time to break out the work gloves and garden tools to get the outdoor landscapes in tip-top shape.  Here are some helpful…

Ask The Experts
Posted by The Lennys | March 13, 2015

Just seven days to go, and it’s officially spring. OK, we know many of you are still waiting for all the snow to melt, but with March 20 just around the corner, we can all be hopeful for more sunshine and the sights, sounds and smells of spring’s fresh air. In putting together our tips…

Tips For Tackling Holiday Messes
Posted by The Lennys | November 19, 2014

This holiday season, create a welcoming environment for your guests. From getting your home ready for company to managing the many messes that come with a packed home, there are several cleaning tips to help you enjoy the fun at hand without the extra stress. “The holiday season offers up an abundance of get-togethers,” said…

Ask The Experts
Posted by The Lennys | November 11, 2014

How can the Stone Care Experts help you? Just Ask the Experts or visit us on Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, here’s a compilation of recently asked questions and answers: Q: What’s the difference between Granite Gold Daily Cleaner® and Granite Gold Clean & Shine®? A: The difference between the two is convenience. Granite Gold Clean &…

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Posted by The Lennys | May 30, 2014

Summer is finally here, and in our house that means our kitchen is busier than ever with three children enjoying the endless rotation of meals, snacking and activities that make our kitchen the hub of every summer vacation. With all the fresh produce available in summer, it isn’t hard to find healthy snacking options, but…

Summer Entertaining Tips
Posted by The Lennys | May 22, 2014

Summer is finally here, and in our house that means our kitchen is busier than ever with three children enjoying the endless rotation of meals, snacking and activities that make our kitchen the hub of every summer vacation. With all the fresh produce available in summer, it isn’t hard to find healthy snacking options, but…

Spring Ba-king Tips
Posted by The Lennys | May 8, 2014

The beauty with having granite counters in my kitchen is that not only do they look amazing, but they also act as a stunning surface for baking. What I love about using Granite Gold® in my kitchen is that it is safe on food-prep surfaces, non-toxic, and it preserves and protects the beauty and durability…

Coryanne Ettiene Tackles Spring Cleaing
Posted by The Lennys | May 2, 2014

The moment we can finally open the windows and get a slight hint of fresh air in the house is the moment when the gloves come on in our home. I must admit, I often bite off more than I can chew when it comes to spring cleaning.  I find myself buried under a cleaning…

Ask the expert
Posted by The Lennys | March 6, 2014

So many of us love the design feature that a natural stone counter can bring to our kitchen, but often find ourselves confused on how best to care for them – and keep our kitchen surfaces ready for everything we throw at them.  If your kitchen is anything like mine, it is a battleground of cooking,…

Ask The Experts
Posted by The Lennys | October 28, 2013

More questions from homeowners looking to protect their stone surfaces, with answers from the Stone Care Experts. How can we help you? Just Ask the Experts or visit us on Facebook and Twitter. Q: I recently purchased a travertine-topped coffee table (expensive). The top is beautiful but has not been sealed. I am having a…

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