The Countertops Corner

Welcome! Here we feature the latest bath & kitchen countertop ideas, tips, advice, solutions and resources for granite countertops, marble, quartz, Corian, and more helpful info. Read & enjoy! "Like", subscribe, bookmark or follow us too.

Jul 05, 2017

Ceramic Tile Flooring: Pros, Cons & Comparisons

Big plans for new floor tile? Take a look at ceramic tile flooring. Ceramic tile has many benefits without some of the concerns and costs of marble, granite and

Continue reading "Ceramic Tile Flooring: Pros, Cons & Comparisons"

Jun 29, 2017

Which Granite Sealer To Use?

QUESTION: I was wondering... are there any reviews or studies ranking the performance of the different granite sealers? I just purchased granite counter-tops

Continue reading "Which Granite Sealer To Use?"

May 05, 2017

Best Outdoor Kitchen Countertops: Pros & Cons Compared

What are the best outdoor kitchen countertops? Compare countertop materials: granite, marble, concrete, soapstone, tile. Most durable & low-maintenance for outdoor kitchens.

Continue reading "Best Outdoor Kitchen Countertops: Pros & Cons Compared"

Mar 06, 2017

Master Granite & Marble Maintenance with Easy DIY Guides

cleaning marble secrets diy ebook cover
Confused by all the conflicting internet advice? Want to know the real deal?

Become a granite & marble maintenance master with our 4 comprehensive, DIY ebook guides covering all aspects of marble & granite care and cleaning.

Discover when to seal or not to seal. The best sealers and how to apply them properly.

How to remove stains and repair etch marks, burns, scratches, and pits.

How to eliminate soap scum, hard water stains, mold and mildew.

All guides include photos and detailed, step-by-step instructions.

You'll learn all the secret tricks and professional tips to avoid damage and easily keep your natural stone floors and countertops looking like new!

Continue reading "Master Granite & Marble Maintenance with Easy DIY Guides"

Jan 30, 2017

Compare Countertop Materials: Silestone vs Granite vs Quartz & Corian

Detailed countertop materials Pros & Cons: Silestone vs granite vs quartz countertops and solid surface. The real differences, deciding factors. Best choice for you!

Continue reading "Compare Countertop Materials: Silestone vs Granite vs Quartz & Corian"

Dec 02, 2016

The Ultimate Marble Cleaning Do's & Don'ts Guide

marble cleaning do's and don'ts guide
Many fuss and fume over their marble countertops and floor tile wondering what the heck happened and why.

Marble does require particular care and cleaning, but it's not difficult or time-consuming.

You just need to learn how to clean marble the right way!

Continue reading "The Ultimate Marble Cleaning Do's & Don'ts Guide"

Oct 08, 2016

What's the Difference? Honed Marble Countertop Cleaning

cleaning honed marble countertops spots, stains and sealing tips and techniques -  gold marble bathroom vanity
Honed marble countertop cleaning and maintenance does present some mysteries and misconceptions that may frustrate new owners.

Frankly, it's not surprising given that you may get different answers from your designer, stone sales rep or installer.

Likewise, the internet has plenty of helpful info, but some of it is just plain wrong.

Learn the key differences between polished and honed marble for:

  • Sealing honed marble countertops
  • Daily cleaning product use
  • Diagnosing spots
  • Stains vs. etching
  • Repair considerations & methods

Click the link below to clear up any confusion, wipe away the myths, and begin cleaning your honed marble with confidence...

Continue reading "What's the Difference? Honed Marble Countertop Cleaning"

Aug 20, 2016

Cleaning Hard Water Stains On Marble and Granite

QUESTION: Please advise tips to remove hard water stains on marble and granite countertops as I am facing a severe problem. I am unable to use any chemicals

Continue reading "Cleaning Hard Water Stains On Marble and Granite"

Aug 11, 2016

Marble vs. Granite Kitchen Countertop

QUESTION: I'm in the process of making the decision on kitchen countertops. I love the look of marble, but I'm worried about the maintenance. We

Continue reading "Marble vs. Granite Kitchen Countertop"

Jul 21, 2016

Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Maintenance

How to Q & A for outdoor kitchen countertop maintenance, sealing, cleaning granite countertops and winter protection for a kitchen outdoors

Continue reading "Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Maintenance"

Jun 02, 2016

Quartz Countertop Stain

QUESTION: Tea stains my quartz countertop. I thought a quartz countertop stain was impossible since it's non-porous. True? Should I apply a sealer?

Continue reading "Quartz Countertop Stain"

May 20, 2016

Are Kashmir White Granite Countertops Good?

are kashmir white granite countertops good
White granite countertops like Kashmir White are popular and stylish. But....

Many buyers find out too late that maintenance can vary a lot even within the same color family.

Avoid the future heartache and headache of choosing the wrong white granite countertop and learn to buy right.

  • Does Kashmir White granite stain easy?
  • Does it require frequent resealing?
  • Will it lose its shine?
  • Is Kashmir White granite a good choice?

Click the link below to get answers to all the above and learn how you can determine if any granite you wish to buy is a good choice or not.

Continue reading "Are Kashmir White Granite Countertops Good?"

May 12, 2016

Best and Safest Marble Cleaning Products

Marble cleaning product advice for non-damaging countertop care, cleaning travertine & marble floor tile, polishing, removing mildew, hard water stains, soap scum, safe, effective…

Continue reading "Best and Safest Marble Cleaning Products"

May 07, 2016

Doctored Black Granite Countertop Etching

QUESTION: I have a bathroom vanity with what was advertised as a black granite countertop. We now realize that the stone top was doctored to make it

Continue reading "Doctored Black Granite Countertop Etching"

Apr 21, 2016

Silestone Countertops Polishing & Cleaning

Answers about cleaning Silestone countertops, polishing Silestone, recommended products for cleaning quartz countertops

Continue reading "Silestone Countertops Polishing & Cleaning"

Mar 07, 2016

Installation Adhesive Stains on White Carrara Marble

QUESTION: We just had a honed Carrara marble countertop installed in the kitchen. Looked great until I noticed these blue-gray stains around the cooktop,

Continue reading "Installation Adhesive Stains on White Carrara Marble"

Feb 02, 2016

How To Choose the Best Granite Sealer

Best Granite Sealer how to choose

It's a common dilemma. You want the best granite sealer to guard against staining on your bath or kitchen countertops, but choosing can be confusing with many brands offering all sorts of sealers.

Differences definitely do exist, but it doesn't have to be a distressing decision.

I'll walk you through the key points to consider so you can easily pick the best sealer to protect your countertop investment.

Click the link below to....

  • Explore product options for sealing granite countertops
  • Compare application frequency, durability, and performance
  • Discover what makes one impregnating stone sealer better than others
  • Know when not to apply a stone sealer
  • Learn if DIY application is a good idea

Continue reading "How To Choose the Best Granite Sealer"

Dec 30, 2015

Super New Year Savings on Granite Sealers & Marble Cleaning Products

granite sealing and marble cleaning products
Biggest Discount of the Year!

Get 20% OFF all Marble & Granite Countertop Cleaning and Sealing Products when ordering $75 or more.

Includes the popular and most advanced SenGuard Permanent Stone Sealer.

Stock Up & Save Now! You won't see this large of a discount for another year.

Sale runs December 31 - January 2.

Continue reading "Super New Year Savings on Granite Sealers & Marble Cleaning Products"

Nov 05, 2015

Bathroom Marble Cleaning & Care for Showers, Floors, Vanity

Learn how to clean marble bathroom countertops, flooring and shower tiles to avoid marble etching, safely remove soap scum, mildew and maintain the shine.

Continue reading "Bathroom Marble Cleaning & Care for Showers, Floors, Vanity"

Sep 30, 2015

Haze & Water Stains after Sealing Granite Countertops

How to remove granite sealer residue. Answers & solutions for haze, streaks & blotches after sealing granite countertops, marble, tile, kitchen countertops

Continue reading "Haze & Water Stains after Sealing Granite Countertops"




Get a Quote!  Countertop Installation, Cabinets or Kitchen Remodel 

Like CountertopSpecialty.com?

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape


Let's connect!    Follow us:

Google+


home improvement quotes