Stone Care

Stone Care

Posted by The Lennys | August 30, 2021

As one of the newer go-to choices for kitchen and bathroom countertops, Silestone is a material you’re very likely to encounter in an apartment, house or even vacation rental. One reason it’s so popular? Its reputation for low maintenance. With Silestone, it’s possible to achieve the look and luster of high-end stone surfaces without having…

Posted by The Lennys | August 3, 2021

From Ancient Egyptian stone masonry to the checkerboard tiles of Versailles, just about every civilization has found a way to create beautiful art with stone tiles. Whether you’re interested in large, smooth tiles that allow the unique swirls and textures of marble or travertine to shine through, or you want the visual interest of tiny,…

Posted by The Lennys | June 21, 2021

It’s summer — and that means that it’s home selling (and buying) time. If you’ve been ready to move for months, it’s exciting to be able to start going to showings, putting together a house wish list, and seeing yourself in new surroundings. However, to buy the new home of your dreams, you’re likely going…

Posted by The Lennys | June 19, 2021

When you’re scrambling to put dinner on the table, it’s easy to forget precisely where you’re putting your hot pans. Maybe you’ve misplaced a trivet, or you don’t have time to throw an extra pot warmer down on the counter. Plus, your granite can take it. Granite is one of the most durable natural materials…

Help cleaning for the physically disabled
Posted by The Lennys | April 27, 2021

Spring cleaning can be a workout. To dust your surfaces, sweep under them and buff your countertops and tables to a lovely shine, you need some level of strength and range of mobility. Or, at least, that’s what many people think. The truth is, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a strenuous activity. The use…

Ancient stone care and cleaning
Posted by The Lennys | April 8, 2021

You can tell a lot about a culture by their cleaning practices. While we can’t travel back in time to quiz ancient civilizations about their spring-cleaning routines, we can examine the clues they left behind. Luckily, some substances are malleable enough for ancient cultures to leave their mark — but enduring enough to have made…

Posted by The Lennys | March 6, 2021

Gleaming marble countertops, squeaky-clean granite floors, sparkling stone surfaces: There’s just something oh-so-comforting about walking into a kitchen with natural-stone surfaces that are completely prepped and ready for use. As it turns out, there’s a reason we appreciate that tidy, clean feeling. Our brains run on orderliness and our bodies physiologically and psychologically respond to…

Posted by The Lennys | March 5, 2021

Let’s do a quick thought experiment. Take a swift glance around your kitchen. Now of your cleaning supplies. What substances do you see? Do you think they’re safe to use for cleaning your countertops? Even if you keep a relatively neutral kitchen, even if you don’t happen to use more potent substances like bleach or…

Bluestone for Outdoor Spaces
Posted by The Lennys | September 15, 2020

Whether you’ve got yourself a nice new bluestone patio or are looking into having it installed, the question comes up on what is needed to make it last. The good news is that aside from a few special considerations and best practices, it’s very low-maintenance stuff! Its overall durability is what lends itself to be…

Care for Bathroom Made of Marble San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | August 6, 2020

Not that resale value is everything, but one of the first rules of home investing is that the best value for your money comes from the kitchen and bathrooms. These are the two most remodeled areas of the home for that reason. These are also two areas where design trends come and go the quickest,…

How to Get Rid of the Cloudy Film on Granite Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | July 28, 2020

Granite, marble or other stone countertops are a major investment into your home, so it stands to reason that you would want to keep them looking their best – if not only for yourself but to maintaining strong resale value down the line. One common issue you might find on your stone is that it…

Benefits of Installing Marble Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | July 28, 2020

Let us know if this sounds familiar: You’ve narrowed down your selection for countertops from granite, quartz, quartzite and settled on marble as what you want to invest in for your home. Now when it comes to shopping for marble, there seem to be more choices for types of marble than there even were kinds…

Slate Damage to Avoid San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | July 10, 2020

With the widespread popularity of granite and marble countertops, we’ve seen more and more people choose slate as stone countertop alternative. Not only does slate offer a unique look over other options, but there are practical benefits as well. Not only is slate usually less expensive than granite or marble, but it’s a tough material…

What Stone to use for Natural-Stone Shower Walls San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | June 11, 2020

From watching any home or interior design show from House Hunters to MTV’s Cribs, the two places that always seem to get the most attention are the kitchen and the bathroom. It’s easy to see why, as that’s where some of the most lavish flourishes are shown off. Stone showers in particular hold roots all…

Caring for marble floors
Posted by The Lennys | May 29, 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…

Remove Oil Stains from Granite Countertops San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | May 22, 2020

There’s nothing quite like that mirror-like finish on a freshly installed slab of granite, marble or other natural stone. Whether your countertops used to look like something off the cover of a home improvement magazine and have lost their shine, or you want to maintain the finish you have now, there are a few best…

Guide to Quartz Counters
Posted by The Lennys | May 22, 2020

With all the options available today, it is simultaneously the best and the most overwhelming time to be in the market for stone countertops. We have more options available to us today than ever before, but all that choice leads to something we like to call Options Paralysis. With so many different materials, finishes and…

Kitchen Limestone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | May 2, 2020

Dating all the way back to the pyramids of Egypt and Roman structures that still stand today, limestone has been a foundational building material from the very beginning. The stone is formed under high pressure over millennia as deposits of rock and accumulation of coral, mollusks and algae break down along the seafloor. These layers…

Interesting Details About Slate
Posted by The Lennys | May 2, 2020

Slate has been a staple building material for hundreds of years, from historical buildings in Pennsylvania sporting slate features, to now where it’s seeing a bit of a resurgence. With modern rustic design becoming huge over the last decade that seems to have risen hand-in-hand with the craft brewery boom. For a local example to…

How to disinfect your granite and other natural stone
Posted by The Lennys | March 27, 2020

In this continually changing landscape of health concerns, it’s more important than ever to stay informed on best health practices — especially when dealing with food-prep surfaces such as your countertops. When it comes to natural-stone surfaces in particular, there are more considerations in terms of cleaning, disinfecting and caring for than with other materials….

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…

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