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ow to Buff Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Mike Rose | January 31, 2020

Homeowners who choose granite countertops often request a honed and polished finish for their stone. The ultra-glossy look of darker granite is very popular in the kitchen and in the bathrooms. Center islands and vanities topped with deep black, brown or green granite will look very sharp, especially when the stone features dramatic veining patterns….

Maintain Shine on Quartz Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Mike Rose | October 25, 2019

North American home builders are increasingly making quartz their preferred material for countertops. Builders can’t ignore the advantages presented by engineered stone. Slabs can be manufactured to resemble the finest Carrara marble or Brazilian granite, and ordering them in bulk to fit floor plan designs makes them more affordable. Quartz surfaces are finished during the…

Should You Polish Granite Counters San Diego, CA
Posted by Mike Rose | August 30, 2019

The women’s restrooms at one of the busiest transit hubs in the world recently got a makeover that included granite countertops. On the second floor of the New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal, female passengers now enjoy the convenience of large mirrors, bright lighting, and long granite countertops where they can touch up their…

Best Granite Countertop Polish San Diego, CA
Posted by Mike Rose | August 7, 2019

Of all the types of natural stone you can choose for your flooring, countertop surfaces, and vertical panels, granite is one of the top choices. Many homeowners choose granite because of its durability and the fact that it can boost the value and appeal of their properties. One of the other major reasons homeowners love…

Quartz Countertop Polishing San Diego, CA
Posted by Mike Rose | July 26, 2019

When real estate listings make the news, chances are celebrities are involved in the transaction. Such was the case in mid-2019, when Formula One racer Helio Castroneves put his Fort Lauderdale home on the market for $2.69 million. A few months earlier, pop music star Jennifer Lopez retained the services of Chip and Joanna Gaines,…

How to Maintain Shine on Granite San Diego, CA
Posted by Mike Rose | July 3, 2019

Thanks to its high quartz content, granite is a stone that can naturally shine after it’s cut with a giant saw with diamond blades and polished with diamond polishing heads that apply thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch. The type of luster you can get from granite slabs and tiles depends on the…

How to Clean Different Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Mike Rose | May 10, 2019

Not all types of natural stone are created equal. For example, igneous rocks are formed by plutonic and volcanic processes that start out as magma before numerous minerals solidify and crystallize by means of pressure or cooling down. Sedimentary rocks such as sandstone are formed by detritus, precipitation, and chemical reactions. Metamorphic rocks such as…

Lost Shine on Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by Mike Rose | March 27, 2019

When granite slabs are prepared for countertop installation, they can be finished by means of sandblasting or polishing for the purpose of getting a shiny finish. How long this glossy look lasts depends on use and maintenance. In its natural state, granite is a very durable stone. However, once blocks are extracted from quarries, transformed…

Benefits of Utilizing Natural Stone in a Shower
Posted by Mike Rose | October 19, 2018

After natural-stone blocks are extracted from quarries, they go through a masonry process that involves cutting, forming, and finishing prior to installation. Depending on the methodology and style of work followed by the stonemasons, the tiles and slabs produced can be finished in many ways. Flamed and brushed finishing is ideal for the outdoors and…