Stone Care

Stone Care

Benefits of Quartz Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | July 5, 2017

While granite remains the most popular countertop material among homeowners, there’s a new contender: quartz. Engineered quartz offers many of the same benefits as granite, including strength, durability, and beauty. However, it also offers some unique perks. Here are five reasons you may want to consider quartz for your kitchen or bathroom countertops.  1. Quartz…

The Benefits of Having Travertine Floors
Posted by The Lennys | June 30, 2017

Travertine is one of the most popular types of natural-stone flooring for many reasons, including its beauty and durability. It is a type of limestone formed when minerals dissolve in groundwater and eventually get moved by springs above the ground. This type of stone is available in a wide variety of earth tones such as…

CARING FOR MARBLE FLOORS
Posted by The Lennys | June 23, 2017

Nothing says elegance like gleaming marble floors. Routine cleaning and maintenance can help marble retain its shine and beauty, but even stone can be damaged with the wrong chemicals and products. Because marble is a porous and slightly soft stone, it requires extra care to prevent scratches, dullness, and other damage. Here are 5 crucial…

How to Care for Natural Stone Outdoors
Posted by The Lennys | June 21, 2017

Natural stone is the ideal addition to any outdoor bar or kitchen, as it often complements the natural beauty of landscaping. It also offers a durable solution that stands up well to weather conditions and can last a lifetime with routine care. Incorporating stone into your outdoor living space can even increase your home’s value….

Ways Granite Increases a Home’s Value
Posted by The Lennys | June 14, 2017

If you’re planning to renovate your bathroom or kitchen with beautiful countertops made of granite or another type of natural stone like marble or travertine, you may be doing more than enhancing the appearance of your space. Granite is the most popular countertop material among homebuyers, and it can boost your home’s value while helping…

The Differences Between Natural and Engineered Stone
Posted by The Lennys | June 9, 2017

Some homeowners aren’t aware they are buying a lab-made stone when they buy new countertops. While granite countertops are created from slabs of quarried granite rock, engineered stone products like quartz countertops are created in a lab using both natural and man-made ingredients. Both natural and engineered stone offer beauty and durability, but there are…

Deciding Between Getting Quartz or Granite for Your Home
Posted by The Lennys | June 7, 2017

Granite has been the go-to luxury countertop material for over a decade, but other types of stone countertops are gaining in popularity for their beauty and durability. Despite being a relatively new countertop material, quartz is quite popular. In fact, 2 out of every 5 homeowners now choose one of these two countertop materials for…

Ways to Choose the Right Color of Granite for Your Home
Posted by The Lennys | May 26, 2017

Granite comes in several different color options, from neutral blacks, browns, and whites to brilliant blues, reds, and greens. If you want to match your new granite to your cabinetry, appliances, or the overall style of your kitchen or bathroom, you’ll have no trouble finding the right color and pattern to fit your design goals….

Questions that New Granite Homeowners Commonly Have
Posted by The Lennys | May 24, 2017

Granite has been all the rage for many years, spreading not only from kitchen countertops to bathroom vanities, flooring, showers, and even walls. Whether you bought a home with granite already installed, you’re installing granite for the first time, or you’re just thinking about installing granite, you probably have questions about using and caring for…

Latest Trends for Adding Granite to Your Home
Posted by The Lennys | May 19, 2017

Granite countertops have been a top pick among homeowners for many years, but there are other ways to use granite and other types of natural stone in a home environment. Trendsetters are always looking for new ways to use popular materials, and granite is no exception. The Stone Care Experts at Granite Gold® share some…

Reasons You Shouldn't Install Granite Counters Yourself
Posted by The Lennys | May 12, 2017

Nothing compares to the classic beauty of granite, marble, travertine, or any other natural-stone countertop. Though caring for natural stone is relatively simple, some homeowners underestimate just how challenging it can be to install granite and other natural stone correctly. Along with the safety concerns of handling heavy stone counters, a DIY installation can be…

Why you Should Use Granite for Your Backyard Bar
Posted by The Lennys | May 10, 2017

An outdoor bar is the ideal way to enjoy beautiful weather, have fun with friends, and make the summer memorable. You have many options when designing a backyard bar, but don’t overlook the importance of choosing the right material for your outdoor countertop. Granite offers a perfect solution with the natural beauty you want as…

Dark Granite Counters
Posted by The Lennys | April 21, 2017

Dark granite countertops, especially black and grey, are an absolute favorite among many homeowners because they create a boldness that looks great in just about any style kitchen or bathroom. The popularity of dark granite is due to its many advantages. However, some might argue there are a few minor disadvantages as well. The Pros…

Clean Stone Floors
Posted by The Lennys | April 12, 2017

When it comes to choosing natural-stone tiles for the flooring in your home or office, you will find a wide range of colors and striking designs that only nature can produce. Following are 6 types of natural stone with some awesome colors that make attractive choices for living spaces. 1. Granite Colors Yellow to golden tones…

Granite Slab Countertops
Posted by The Lennys | March 29, 2017

Whether you’re choosing a new granite slab for your new kitchen or bathroom or just upgrading your existing countertops, color, veins, and patina are crucial. While some homeowners might settle for the first complete slab they chance upon, it’s a good idea to keep searching until you get the perfect product for your interior décor….

Drawbacks of Granite Counters
Posted by The Lennys | March 10, 2017

Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials with good reason. While granite countertops offer beauty and durability, they do come with some slight drawbacks. Consider these 5 disadvantages when choosing new countertops for your home.  1. Granite Can Be Expensive Granite is definitely not the most budget-friendly countertop material. In fact, it’s on…

Granite Countertops Care Ideas
Posted by The Lennys | March 10, 2017

Granite countertops are both durable and beautiful, which is why granite is such a popular choice for homeowners who are selecting the materials for new home construction and for those who are remodeling and want a kitchen that is both striking and practical. Caring for granite is different from caring for other countertop materials because…

How to Remove Water Stains from Granite
Posted by The Lennys | February 26, 2017

The use of granite for kitchen and bathroom countertops has exploded in popularity over the past few decades. The reasons are simple: this tough and decorative stone is the perfect mix of beauty and functionality. However, just like many other high-use surfaces in the house, granite can become stained from exposure to certain liquids, including…

How to Choose the Right Granite Countertop
Posted by The Lennys | February 24, 2017

Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials for good reason. In addition to its durability, it’s available in a seemingly limitless number of colors and styles, making it easy to pair with any type of cabinetry and appliances. The Stone Care Experts at Granite Gold® offer 4 tips to help you choose the…

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…

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