Category: Stone Maintenance

Can You Put Hot Pans on Quartz Countertop Surfaces?

Hot Pans on Quartz Countertop SurfacesThere are plenty of reasons to choose engineered stone countertops, starting with the beauty, value, and personalization they bring to your interior spaces. However, engineered stone options, such as quartz, are also prized for their resilience and durability. One question we often receive from our customers is: Can you put hot pans on quartz countertop surfaces?

Here’s what you need to know about quartz countertops’ resilience to heat.

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How to Clean Granite Countertops: 5 Simple Steps to Follow

How to Clean Granite CountertopsGranite countertops make for an eye-catching addition to kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other areas of the home. With a diverse range of colors to choose from, dynamic patterning, and depth and dimension unique to this natural stone, granite definitely makes for a statement style in any setting.

Of course, if your granite is dulled by dust or spattered grease, or worse, stained by foods and beverages, it won’t offer the same visual impact and appeal. If you want your countertops to remain polished and pristine, you’re going to have to follow a regular cleaning regimen. 

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How to Effectively Clean and Disinfect Countertops during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

How to disinfect countertopsHow to appropriately clean and disinfect natural and engineered stone countertops have always been a common question from homeowners. However, given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners have grown increasingly more concerned about how to disinfect surfaces in order to help minimize the risk of infectious disease spread.

First, we do not recommend cleaning your countertops with bleach or abrasive cleansers. The gritty texture of abrasive cleaners are made of small particles, minerals, or fine steel wool, copper, or metal particles, and these particles can damage the stone surface. Even a natural option like vinegar can cause harm as frequent uses of acidic substances can dull appearances and weaken the sealant.

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6 Facts You Didn’t Know about Porcelain Slab Countertops

porcelain slab countertopsIf you’re familiar with quartz countertops, you already know how beautiful, versatile and forgiving engineered stone surfaces can be, which is why they’ve become so popular in recent years. What you may not know is that there are a variety of options available to you, including porcelain slab countertops, that are quickly becoming a go-to countertop surface among homeowners and professionals.

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Vermont Danby Marble vs. Carrara and Calacatta Marble

Vermont Danby Marble vs. Carrara and Calacatta MarbleWhen it comes to transforming your kitchen, bathroom or other utility rooms in the home, a popular option is to create bright, open spaces with natural stone, like marble. Among the most popular marbles are those that feature a combination of white and gray for a modern neutral that goes great with both light and dark cabinetry and colorful accessories.

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How to Care for Quartz Countertops: Easy Tips & Tricks for Homeowners to Follow

How to Care for Quartz CountertopsEngineered quartz countertops have quickly become a popular countertop option for homeowners and professionals alike because of the many desirable qualities this material possesses. Not only is it considered an eco-friendly countertop surface, but it offers affordable pricing and delivers incredible function for the home.  It’s durable, non-porous, and resistant to etching, staining, and more.

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Want the Look of Marble Countertops in Your Bathroom? Here Are Durable Natural Stone Alternatives You’ll Love

Selecting countertops for your new bathroom or upgrade is exciting! The right countertop creates a beautiful focal point and elegant design feature in any space. However, in addition to choosing the right countertop color, texture and finish that complements your bathroom aesthetic, you also need to consider the right stone type for this application. Bathroom countertops must not only stand up to water and dampness but soap, cleaning products and cosmetics. This is why marble, a soft natural stone, may not be the perfect choice for a high use bathroom.

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