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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,…

ow to Buff Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | 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 The Lennys | 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 The Lennys | 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 The Lennys | 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 The Lennys | 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 The Lennys | 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 The Lennys | 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 The Lennys | 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 The Lennys | 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…

Granite Polish Mistakes
Posted by The Lennys | April 6, 2018

Natural-stone surfaces always look better after they have been polished. In the case of granite, this is a stone that practically demands a polished finish when installed as countertops, vertical panels, and decorative back splashes. Polishing granite can be accomplished on a do-it-yourself basis as long as the following mistakes are avoided. 1. Making Floors…

Granite Gold Polish®
Posted by The Lennys | April 26, 2017

When your granite countertops or shower tiles were installed, you were likely advised to seal the granite regularly to prevent stains. Though sealant is important for natural-stone countertops and showers, your stone should also be polished on a regular basis to prevent dullness and keep the stone smooth. Here are 5 tips for polishing your…

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…

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 &…

Advantage Of Granite Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | June 20, 2014

Many homeowners install granite or marble countertops and vanities for their durability and to add more value to the home. But in the end, nothing beats the most visible benefit — that rich shine and luster right after the workmen install the new natural stone. It’s that gorgeous shine homeowners desire to maintain. For some,…

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…

Granite Gold - Featured Image
Posted by The Lennys | October 18, 2013

There’s nothing like the “wow” factor polishing gives to marble, granite and all other natural-stone surfaces. The reflective shine and luster becomes a centerpiece of your home décor, not to mention a source of envy among your guests. While polishing enhances your stone’s inherent and must-have beauty, it also provides multiple other benefits: Reinforcing the…

Ask The Experts
Posted by The Lennys | April 10, 2013

Never use ordinary, everyday household cleaners on granite or any other natural-stone surface. They damage natural stone and can lead to costly repair or replacement. Frequently sealing granite countertops  and all other natural-stone maintains maximum surface protection. Use and keep door mats clean to minimize the dirt and micro particles from wearing into your stone…

Ask The Experts
Posted by The Lennys | April 1, 2013

Walk down the cleaning aisle at the local store, and we’re inundated with what seems like infinite products promising to do this thing or that – or even both.  That seems to be the case more of late with granite cleaners and other stone-care products – products promising to clean and seal, clean and polish,…

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