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Floors

Heat & Marble Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | March 27, 2020

Having been used throughout history as a famously high end and luxurious building material, adorning everything from the Taj Mahal, to the ancient Egyptian pyramids and ubiquitous carved columns in Greece. To this day marble is prized for its high-class appearance, structural rigidity and unparalleled timelessness. However, all that beauty requires some rather specific maintenance…

Cleaning Travertine
Posted by The Lennys | March 20, 2020

If it was good enough to make up the majority of the Colosseum’s structure, we think it’s a safe bet travertine is up to the task in your home. That’s not to say this tough stone is maintenance free, though. While it has mostly stood the test of time structurally in Rome, keeping this natural…

Kitchen Limestone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | December 20, 2019

Many of the granite blocks and slabs used to build the ancient pyramids of Egypt came from quarries at Aswan, a region located along the Nile River, but the bulk of stone materials came from Minya, a town to the south of Cairo. The limestone quarries of Minya are still operational to this day. Similar…

Removing Oil Stain on Natural-Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | December 11, 2019

When you visit Rome and other historic cities where many ancient marble monuments and sculptures can be appreciated, their magnificent appearance has a lot to do with the restoration work performed by archaeologists. Some of the most stubborn stains on marble sculptures are caused by contact with objects containing iron. Curators are able to remove…

Kitchen Floor Tiles Ceramic or Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | November 6, 2019

When thinking about a new kitchen or a remodeling project, you have to start from the bottom up. The flooring color, design, and materials should be decided upon before thinking about the cabinets, countertops, wall colors, and appliances. The floor should set the tone for the rest of the project, and the surface material should…

Removing Dry Grout Between Stone Floor Tiles San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | October 4, 2019

Grouting is part of natural-stone tile installations. The only way to avoid it is by opting for joined panels instead of tiles, and this isn’t recommended for flooring applications. Contractors generally expect that some grouting material, whether it’s mortar or silicone-based, will get on the tiles, which is why many of them carefully work in…

Mistakes to Avoid on Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | October 2, 2019

“Foot selfies” are the latest Instagram and Pinterest trends, and they have a strong focus on flooring aesthetics. Interior designers are loving this digital photography trend, and they’ve noticed that natural-stone tiles are taking the lead, particularly marble, slate, limestone, and granite. You can never go wrong with natural-stone tiles for your living spaces. They’re…

Safe Way to Clean Grout on Natural-Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | September 25, 2019

Grout lines are an important aspect of just about all tile installations, whether they’re used for flooring, decorative backsplash details, shower walls, or surrounds. Even though grouting work doesn’t really help much in terms of tile stability, there’s a very good reason for making sure at least some space is left between tiles: protecting the…

Care for Limestone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | September 6, 2019

When famous designer Gloria Vanderbilt passed away in 2019, many real estate and architectural publications recalled some of the fabulous properties she lived in. One of the most spectacular listings Vanderbilt left behind is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It’s a seven-story townhouse dating back to 1891, and one of its most…

Reasons to Seal Travertine Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | August 14, 2019

Travertine is a type of sedimentary rock usually found in geological sites where geothermal activity resulted in the concentration of calcium carbonate within groundwater pools. It’s common in hot spring areas where mineralization processes formed mounds and terraces. Ancient masonry workshops in the Roman Empire preferred to work with travertine when building parts of monumental…

Benefits of Granite Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 10, 2019

Granite is a popular choice of construction material among homeowners who want an aesthetic solution for their kitchen and bathroom countertops, but this natural stone is sometimes overlooked as a flooring material. Even if you opt for engineered stone or laminate material for your counters, you should strongly consider installing granite tiles on your floors….

Mop Natural Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | April 19, 2019

Proper maintenance of natural-stone flooring boils down to realizing that Mother Nature created and nurtured the beautiful surfaces of your home, and now it’s up to you to care for them. The finishing process stone tiles go through prior to installation isn’t natural. The polished limestone floors that adorn your foyer didn’t look like that…

How to Clean Marble Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | January 16, 2019

The history of marble being cut into square tiles for flooring purposes goes back to the days before the magnificent Parthenon in Greece, which means it hasn’t gone out of style in more than 2,500 years. During this time, marble extraction, finishing, installation, and cleaning techniques have greatly advanced and improved. Marble flooring requires a…

Natural Stone Floors in Home
Posted by The Lennys | July 18, 2018

As a homeowner interested in upgrading your floors, the various options you can consider fall into two main categories: natural and engineered. Natural materials include hardwood, bamboo, and stones such as slate, granite, and marble. In the engineered category, you can find laminate materials, ceramic tiles, vinyl, carpeting, quartz, and engineered hardwood. Flooring materials tend…

Stone Tile Floors
Posted by The Lennys | June 29, 2018

Natural stone is the best choice of material for homeowners who wish to upgrade their floors and boost the value of their properties. In the United States, homeowners have a quite a few types of natural-stone floor tiles to choose from. Making the right choice is a matter of considering interior décor preferences, cost, and…

Mudroom Stone Flooring
Posted by The Lennys | May 4, 2018

Some coastal homes have side entrances that serve as spaces where residents and guests can drop off their sandy shoes, towels, surfboards, and fishing gear as they return from the beach. There was a time when mudrooms exclusively preceded the foyer. These days, they are more likely to be connected to the garage or the…

Slate Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | February 21, 2018

You have a lot of options for flooring, even if you’ve already narrowed down your choices to natural stone. While granite and travertine have a lot to offer, slate is a unique choice with beautiful shades that complement any design. Slate is one of the most forgiving types of stone when it comes to spills…

Best Stone Tile for Kitchen Floor
Posted by The Lennys | December 29, 2017

Residential trends come and go. It was not that long ago when condominium developers in large metro areas came up with the idea of designing floor plans without functional kitchens. The idea was that the advent of smartphone apps and food delivery services would prompt city dwellers to forgo cooking altogether. However, things turned out…

Best Stone Floors For Pets
Posted by The Lennys | November 17, 2017

Natural stone is considered a pet-friendly flooring option, as it’s easy to maintain and can be sealed for extra protection against stains and damage. Still, it’s important to understand each type of stone has its own level of porosity and sensitivity to acid in pet urine. Don’t assume all stones will hold up the same…

The Benefits of Limestone Flooring
Posted by The Lennys | August 2, 2017

Limestone is a beautiful type of natural stone that is popular to use as flooring. This highly durable stone adds sophistication to any space with muted earth tones and dozens of styles. If you’re considering new flooring for your bathroom, kitchen, or even your living room, here are six reasons to consider limestone.  1. Many…

Information About Removing Pet Stains from Granite Flooring
Posted by The Lennys | June 28, 2017

Even a well-behaved and housetrained dog or cat has the occasional accident. Pet stains are just a part of owning an animal, but the good news is the stain on your stone floor may not be as bad as it looks. As with any other stain, it’s important to take action, clean up the mess…

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