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Testing Stone For Kitchen Countertop Usability -The Lemon Juice and Oil Test

It is time to select your granite for your kitchen countertops. What should you look for? Two things: Absorbency and acid sensitivity. You do NOT want a stone that is too absorbent, and you do NOT want a stone that …

Color Sealing your grout… is it all it’s cracked up to be?

It seems as though you are hearing it everywhere these days: Color seal your grout!

But is this merely the newest fad or is there genuine value in having this done? The answer is, it depends. The truth is, whenperformed by a quality contractor using a quality product there is a lot of value and in many circumstances the absolute best option without question. The problem is some are touting this service yet doing nothing more than ‘painting grout’ with what amounts to house paint.

DO’S AND DON’TS FOR ROUTINE CARE OF YOUR KITCHEN COUNTERS AND VANITY TOPS

First rule for proper care of your countertops, table tops, vanities, etc.: make sure they are properly sealed. To check, spill a little bit of water onto them and give it a few minutes, then wipe up the water. If …

Why does white marble turn yellow ?

Causes and cures (and why we recommend white or very light marble never be used in a shower) Sitting in my office one morning I received a call from a very upset homebuilder. He told me he was building a …

Everything (and then some) You Ever Wanted to Know About Sealing Your Natural Stone

Are you a little confused about whether or not to seal your natural stone? You’ve done your homework and researched the topic on the web only to find that there are opposing opinions on the topic. Most experts recommend sealing …

Marble Cleaning?

We get many calls from homeowners asking for Marble Cleaning services. While we do offer marble cleaning, we rarely find that what the customer is actually looking for is in fact ‘cleaning’ of their marble. More often than not, what …

TIPS FROM A STONE CARE PRO FOR SELECTING AND BUYING STONE AND TILE

Are you building a new home? Restoring or re-decorating your old home? Are you an architect or interior designer in need of some direction with which tile to specify? The selection of tile and stone can be difficult, confusing even …

Question for Dr. Fred.

Does Your Countertop Need Sun Screen? If you have granite or quartz (engineered stone) tops that are exposed to UV light, you may need to take some preventive steps to keep it protected from fading. Over the past few years …

Do I Need To Seal My Grout?

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What NOT to do to keep your marble looking great for years

Marble Floor Polishing Tips Have marble floors? Great for you. They are one of the most beautiful, yet practical floor surfaces you could have. You probably spent a good deal of money to get them, though, so I’m guessing you …