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Vinegar on Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | January 4, 2019

Homemade cleaning solutions featuring vinegar have become very popular in recent years because of their natural appeal. Even though a significant amount of the white vinegar found on supermarket shelves these days is synthetic, which means it’s a carboxylic acid produced by a chemical process that happens to be very similar to the biological process,…

Natural Stone Cleaner
Posted by The Lennys | October 12, 2018

Daily cleaning is one of the keys to keeping natural stone looking great. If you’re new to stone care and aren’t sure how to clean granite and other types of natural stone such as marble, sandstone, travertine, and slate, proper stone care begins with choosing the right cleaning products, and Granite Gold Daily Cleaner® is…

Remove Water Spots from Natural Stone
Posted by The Lennys | October 5, 2018

Bathhouse ruins in places such as Caracalla, Bath, and Wiesbaden are certainly magnificent, but they would look even better these days had ancient builders been able to develop a sealant formula. Marble and travertine, the most commonly found materials in ancient bathhouses, happen to be very porous and absorbent, which means they’re susceptible to water…

Cleaning Marble Showers & Tubs
Posted by The Lennys | June 22, 2018

The sophisticated look of marble tiles in the bathroom can add significant value to a property and enhance the overall bathing and grooming experience, particularly when exotic stone such as creamy Carrara marble is used. When it comes to showers and tub surrounds, marble isn’t difficult to clean if you know how to do it…

Spill Wine on Stone Countertop
Posted by The Lennys | April 25, 2018

-When you go online to look for advice on removing wine stains, you will likely find more than two million websites offering advice, tips, and numerous methods to handle this household situation. Spilled wine is something that happens far too often. This ancient fermented beverage is known to ruin favorite garments, sofas, rugs, and carpets,…

Removing Wax & Oil from Stone Tiles
Posted by The Lennys | April 18, 2018

As ancient and durable as natural stone is, it’s not impervious to substances such as oil, grease, and wax, which can break through the protective seal of tiles and cause stains and damage that could be permanent if they are not handled properly. The reason granite, marble, and other types of natural-stone tiles are vulnerable…

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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