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Natural Stone in Your Bathroom: Cleaning Practices

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By Kevin Fritz

 You’ve invested good time and money transforming your bathroom into the haven you have always dreamed of, incorporating marble and granite—or perhaps some other natural stones—into much of the space. Indeed, granite vanity tops are ideal for the bathroom, as our marble bathtub surrounds. In any case, your bathroom looks spectacular. Now it’s up to you to keep it that way with some simple cleaning tips.

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The major culprit in any bathroom is mold and mildew. Being the...

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Safety First! Types of Safety Equipment Stone Fabricators and Installers Use

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By: Anne Kent

Stone Fabricators place a great stress on the importance of safety when preparing the slabs, allowing customers to visit the slab yards, cutting the slabs to specifications, and transporting the slabs for installation. The sheer weight of natural stone is tremendous, and for that reason, quality professionals will need strong helmets or hard hats, and boots. Similarly, dust masks, safety goggles, and sturdy gloves are essential for a safe work environment.

 

Safety remains a priority from the start to the finish of an installation project. When...

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

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When deciding between natural and engineered stone countertops, the choice ultimately comes down to personal preferences and needs. If you consider all the factors outlined here, the decision should become less difficult.

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Chipped Countertop? The Granite and Marble Repair Kit is to the Rescue

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The process is finally over. After months of planning, deliberating, and installing, you’ve successfully remodeled your kitchen and it’s looking awesome. The cabinets are the perfect shade of brown, the hardwood floors are polished and pristine, and those divine countertops are really pulling the room together. While you stand there admiring the amazing work that you’ve done, your clumsy brother-in-law stomps in from grilling outside and hurls the cast iron griddle towards the undermount sink. Of course, he misses. Just like that – your beloved new granite countertops are chipped. You’re at a loss for words. What do you do...

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Sealing in the Beauty of Natural Stone: Granite, Marble, Quartzite & More

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By: Marissa Sese

Knowing how to properly care for and protect natural stone is very important for preserving the beauty of the natural surface.  It all starts with understanding the science of stone.

There are many different types of natural stone, just as there are many different types of wood. Each type has characteristics that determine its hardness, durability, chemical resistance, type of finish and even translucency...

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