Category: Stone Maintenance


How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Granite in 7 Steps

Just when you think you think you’ve successfully cleaned your granite countertops, you notice the filmy buildup of hard water around your faucet. And after you’ve spent money on new countertops, it can be disheartening to see them lose the attractiveness of their original appearance, especially if you enjoy the reflectiveness of a polished finish.


The All-Time Most Popular Quartz Countertop Colors

Quartz is a beautiful alternative to other natural stone options like marble and granite, especially considering that it can be made to look like other types of stone, while delivering an incredible array of benefits. You’ll not only love the look of engineered quartz countertops, but also the fact that they’re durable, resilient, non-porous, anti-microbial,… Read More


How to Remove Stains from Marble Countertops without Causing Damage

Marble countertops can make for a beautiful addition to your home. Marble is particularly prized for its luxurious appeal, thanks to unique properties like a level of translucence that creates the illusion of an inner glow, as well as a crystalline structure that lends depth and dimension. Although this stone is well-known for its timeless… Read More


Can You Put Hot Pans on Quartz Countertop Surfaces?

There 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?… Read More


How to Clean Granite Countertops: 5 Simple Steps to Follow

Granite 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… Read More


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

How 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… Read More


Unique Dekton Countertop Choices for Your Kitchen or Bath

There’s no shortage of options for countertops to choose from when you remodel your kitchen or the bathrooms in your home; from natural stone surfaces including granite, quartzite and marble to engineered stone, there are a lot of considerations to take into account before choosing the surface that fits your design preferences and lifestyle.


6 Facts You Didn’t Know about Porcelain Slab Countertops

If 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… Read More


Vermont Danby Marble vs. Carrara and Calacatta Marble

When 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… Read More