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Nov 30, 2018

Remove Vinegar Stain On Marble Countertop

QUESTION: Soooo... we bought a new house that has marble countertops in the kitchen... I was cleaning the coffee maker with vinegar, like I always do

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Nov 28, 2018

How to Clean & Seal Black Granite Countertops

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Do black granite countertops need sealing?

Black granite is still very popular but many are confused about cleaning and sealing black granite. It is a bit different than other granite colors.

Learn how to test it, what cleaner to use prior to applying a sealer, steps to sealing black granite, and how to avoid the most common mistake when sealing black granite.

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Nov 16, 2018

Granite vs Man-Made Stone

QUESTION: We are remodeling our kitchen countertops and are getting answers all over the world about man-made stone, granite, and different countertop

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Nov 08, 2018

10 Tips to Find the Best Granite Fabricators | Countertop Specialty

Finding the right granite fabricator can make or break your countertop installation. Insider advice how to find the best quartz & stone fabricators - get quotes.

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Oct 31, 2018

What's the Average Cost for Marble Countertops?

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It seems everyone loves marble countertops but costs can vary tremendously.

Learn all the factors that affect marble countertop prices and what you should expect to pay for Calacatta, or Danby, or Carrara marble countertops.

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Oct 17, 2018

9 Superb Reasons to Choose Quartz Countertops | Countertop Specialty

Quartz countertops are super-popular now for kitchen countertops. Discover the 9 key reasons why more homeowners and designers are choosing quartz.

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Sep 10, 2018

Cleaning Marble Shower Soap Scum

QUESTION: How do you remove soap scum stains on a marble shower floor? ANSWER: You may read to use a homemade remedy of dilute ammonia and water solution,

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Sep 06, 2018

Quartz Cleaning and Polishing Products

QUESTION: I know it's recommended to use dedicated stone cleaners on granite & marble. But what about quartz countertops? What are the best products

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Sep 05, 2018

Honed Absolute Black Granite
Countetops For Kitchen

QUESTION: I've been told that honed absolute black granite countertops stain very easily by some and that this is not true by others. I really love the

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Countetops For Kitchen"

Aug 22, 2018

How To Safely Clean Marble Shower Tile Mold & Mildew

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Mold & mildew in the shower is ooky. But regular mildew cleaners can damage marble tile. So how do you handle this moldy problem?

Find out why shower mold & mildew isn't just a cleaning issue.

Discover the factors that create an environment of persistent mildew.

And learn how to safely clean marble tile shower mold and keep it from growing again.

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Aug 17, 2018

Wood Countertops Guide + Butcher Block | Countertop Specialty

Wood countertops offer a warmth & beauty unlike other countertop materials. Before you buy, learn pros & cons of wood & butcher block countertops, cost, DIY

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Aug 09, 2018

Sealing Marble Shower Tile & Grout

QUESTION: I just installed new marble tile in my bathroom on the shower walls and floor. Should I seal the marble tile and grout? What is the best sealer

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Jul 25, 2018

The Real Story About Quartz Countertop Stains

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Can quartz countertops stain? Ask most homeowners and they’ll likely say, “Nope. quartz is non-porous.”

The reality is that stains in quartz countertops can and do occur. Especially white quartz countertops.

Why? How? Let's take a look... click the link below...

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Jul 10, 2018

Why Corian Countertops Are Making a Comeback | Countertop Specialty

Corian countertops are updating for the future. See how. Review what is Corian, pros & cons, costs (cheaper than granite or quartz?), care, buying tips for solid surface kitchen countertops

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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Jun 20, 2018

Cleaning Marble Floor Wax & Dirty Grout

QUESTION: In our kitchen and living area is a white to cream colored marble floor tile with a wood inlaid border which is again inlaid with brass. We

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Jun 16, 2018

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,

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Jun 07, 2018

Best Outdoor Kitchen Countertops Compared | Countertop Specialty

What are the best outdoor kitchen countertops? Compare pros & cons of countertop materials: granite, marble, concrete, soapstone, tile and others for outdoor kitchens.

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Jun 01, 2018

Porcelain Countertops Pros & Cons | Countertop Specialty

Porcelain countertops are often overlooked but gaining popularity. Learn why in our complete review and buyer's guide. Pros & cons, cost vs. granite, quartz, care, and durability.

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May 16, 2018

The Real Deal About Dekton Countertops | Countertop Specialty

Dekton countertops are sneaking onto the radar as the latest craze in kitchen countertops. Find out why in our complete pros & cons review. What is Dekton, price, colors, cleaning, chipping, slab thickness, design options, installation, where to buy, & what to be careful of

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Apr 26, 2018

Glass Countertops Review & Buyer’s Guide | Countertop Specialty

Complete pros & cons of glass countertops, cost, cleaning, design options, differences of white glass and recycled glass countertops, cost vs. granite and where to buy.

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Apr 18, 2018

How To Repair Etched Marble

QUESTION: How do you repair marble once it has been etched or looks like a dull water mark on the marble? ANSWER: Etched marble is repaired by repolishing

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Apr 13, 2018

Bamboo Countertops Buyer's Guide | Countertop Specialty

Learn the pros & cons of bamboo countertops, grain & design options, cost, cleaning, sealing, maintenance of this eco-friendly bath & kitchen countertop

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Mar 23, 2018

Granite Countertops Review & Buyer's Guide | Countertop Specialty

Ultimate guide to granite countertops covering slab, tile, and modular granite, sealing, cleaning, colors, cost, how to buy granite right & hire the best installer.

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Mar 16, 2018

Slate Countertops Buyer's Guide | Countertop Specialty

Slate countertops are stylish but slab quality & durability vary a lot. Learn the pros & cons, cost, colors, cleaning, how & where to buy the best slate slab.

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Feb 23, 2018

How To Seal Granite in 7 Easy Steps | Granite Sealer Guide

Learn the key steps to sealing granite countertops properly, testing if your granite needs sealing, what to use, how a granite sealer works, how to avoid problems, myths, facts, and answers about sealing stone.

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Jan 19, 2018

Complete Quartzite Countertops Review | Countertop Specialty

Quartzite countertops vs quartz, granite & marble, pros & cons, how to clean quartzite, durability, sealing, colors, cost, and what to avoid when buying.

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Jan 17, 2018

Granite Countertop Care: Do's & Don'ts for Cleaning Granite

Confused about granite counter top care? Detailed maintenance guide with proven tips and solutions for cleaning granite to keep it looking fabulous.

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Sep 20, 2017

How To Remove Soap Scum on Granite & Marble

Answers about How To Remove Soap Scum safely from a travertine shower, granite countertops, marble floor tile or natural stone. Kitchen flooring wax & soap scum removal tips.

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Mar 06, 2017

Master Granite & Marble Maintenance with Easy DIY Guides

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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!

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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!

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Dec 02, 2016

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

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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!

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Oct 08, 2016

What's the Difference? Honed Marble Countertop Cleaning

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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...

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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

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May 20, 2016

Are Kashmir White Granite Countertops Good?

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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.

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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…

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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

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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

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Dec 30, 2015

Super New Year Savings on Granite Sealers & Marble Cleaning Products

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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.

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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.

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