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Seal Your Stone Countertops for Optimal Performance

Once you make the investment into new stone countertops, it’s important to properly care for your granite, marble, or other stone countertop. Granite should be sealed at a minimum of 1 time a year, but a more porous stone like marble should be sealed more frequently. While this may sound like a daunting task, it is really not all that complicated and can be easily incorporated into your task lists.

During installation, the professional installers should properly seal your countertops using a quality sealant. It should be an oil-based product that will resist moisture. Pay extra attention to the type...

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Caring for Stainless Steel Sinks: 6 Best Practices

Stainless steel sinks are everywhere, but are you giving yours the proper TLC?

By Tina Jepson

 

Stainless steel sinks are found in most modern kitchens and commercial facilities throughout the country. They’re durable, made-to-last, widely available, and affordable compared to other sink materials like porcelain and copper. Since stainless steel is resistant to both hot and cold, it’s truly a great medium for a kitchen sink.

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a stainless-steel sink to go with your natural stone countertops or...

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Natural Stone vs. Engineered Stone: Pros & Cons of Each

By Wendy Wrzos

 

I used to be a purist when it came to choosing stone countertops. I was solidly in the “natural” camp, and I swore I could spot a good fake from across a room. I was one of those people who wouldn’t even consider a countertop made from engineered material. But now things are different. The engineered stone competition has really stepped up its game.

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When we’re looking to purchase kitchen countertops or a piece of stone to use in any...

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How to Choose a Stone Countertop

By Wendy Wrzos

 

Stone countertops never go out of style. With more choices than ever before, whether you’re renovating your existing kitchen, or building a new home from scratch, here are some things to consider before you decide which stone countertop is right for you.

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If your stone countertop is going to be in a well-loved kitchen, then it should be a quality piece that is durable and stain-resistant. A bathroom countertop, while just as important, can be less practical in its design, and...

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How to Care for Your Stone Countertops

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By Jamie Goodwin

Granite, marble, slate, and soapstone are some of the common stone countertops that people have in their homes. These countertops are the perfect update to any kitchen or bathroom. They look great, and they’re durable as long as you properly care for them. To care for your stone countertops, follow these five tips to ensure that they look great and last a long time.

1. Wipe Up Spills Immediately

Stone countertops soak up liquids, especially when the liquids are left on the counter for an extended period of time. Water may darken the countertop,...

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