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Jun 29, 2022

Sealing Travertine Shower

QUESTION: Should I put a sealer on my new travertine showers and floor tile? ANSWER: Yes... and No... let me explain about sealing travertine showers...

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Jun 24, 2022

What is Travertine? Pros & Cons of This Popular Natural Stone

Learn all about travertine. What is travertine tile, pavers, pros & cons, uses, colors, cost, durability, care and cleaning, and answers to common questions

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Jun 21, 2022

Disinfectant Cleaner Options for Marble Countertops

woman cleaning marble countertop with spray cleaner red gloves

Learn how to disinfect marble countertops. Are Lysol and Clorox safe? Natural disinfectants and guidelines for sanitizing and cleaning marble to avoid damage.

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Jun 08, 2022

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 29, 2022

Filling Granite Countertop Pits

QUESTION: I have used a penetrating sealer on my granite countertop, but what can I use as a surface sealer to fill in all the pits in the granite? ANSWER:

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Apr 27, 2022

Recycled Glass Countertops Review & Buyers Guide

Learn all about recycled glass countertops pros & cons, comparison to other materials, how made, cost vs. granite, cleaning, where to buy, installation tips.

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Apr 20, 2022

Cultured Marble Countertops & Showers Review 2022

Complete cultured marble review, pros & cons for showers, walls, pans, vanity tops, countertops, tubs, sinks, colors, cleaner, polish, repair, cost, manufacturers.

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Apr 14, 2022

Corian Countertops Pros & Cons Review 2022

Are Corian countertops still in style? See for yourself. Review what is Corian made of, colors, care, pros & cons, prices (cheaper than granite or quartz?)

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Apr 07, 2022

5 Top Flooring Design Trends for 2022

Learn the latest flooring design trends for 2022 including flooring texture, color, patterns, materials, and recycled or sustainable options.

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Mar 30, 2022

Porcelain Countertops Pros & Cons Review 2022 | Countertop Specialty

Porcelain countertops are quickly gaining popularity. Learn why in this detailed review. Prices, colors, care, cost vs quartz or granite, edges and chipping.

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Mar 11, 2022

Are Wood Countertops a Good Idea? Butcher Block Pros & Cons 2022

Wood countertops offer a warmth & beauty unlike other materials. Learn all about butcher block countertops pros & cons, cost, cleaning, install before you buy.

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Mar 09, 2022

Bamboo Countertops Buyer's Guide 2022 | 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 08, 2022

Quartz vs. Granite vs. Corian Countertop Materials Comparison

The real differences between Silestone and quartz vs. granite countertops, and Corian vs. granite in 2022. Pros & cons, marketing myths, the best choice.

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Feb 03, 2022

The Real Deal About Dekton Countertops in 2022: Pros & Cons

Dekton countertops are a growing craze in kitchen countertops. What is Dekton? Find out in our pros & cons review for 2022. Cost, colors, chips, vs. quartz.

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Feb 02, 2022

Lava Stone Countertops Pros & Cons | Countertop Specialty

What is lava stone? Learn all about lava stone countertop colors, cost, cleaning, durability, pros & cons, Pyrolave, how made, and where to buy.

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Jan 26, 2022

21 Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid in 2022

Kitchen remodeling mistakes are costly & stressful. Learn how to plan, what to consider, design ideas, what you should not do during a kitchen remodel.

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Nov 24, 2021

How To Clean Cultured Marble Countertops & Showers

Do’s & Don’ts for cleaning cultured marble showers, sinks, tubs, countertops. How to remove cultured marble stains & yellowing. Products to use and avoid.

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Oct 26, 2021

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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Oct 18, 2021

How to Repair Cultured Marble (Pro Tips) | Countertop Specialty

Learn DIY cultured marble repair & refinishing methods for scratches, burns, cracks & chips in sinks, tubs, and vanity tops. Restore the shine the right way.

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Aug 14, 2021

How To Get Stains Out of Concrete Countertops

Learn how to remove stains from concrete countertops with proven methods for all types. Oil stains, grease, water stains & rings, acid etching, prevent staining

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Jul 21, 2021

How to Clean Concrete Countertops: A Complete Guide

Simple steps on how to clean concrete countertops the best way. Concrete care products to use and avoid, make counter shiny, remove stains, sealing, waxing.

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Jun 03, 2021

What's The Best Type of Marble For Kitchen Countertops

white carrara marble countertops on kitchen island

Learn if Carrara marble is good for kitchen countertops vs. other types of marble colors and slabs. Is it porous? Is it durable?

What to expect from marble kitchen countertops and requirements for cleaning, sealing, and how to maintain different types of marble finishes.

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Apr 27, 2021

Slate Tile Guide: Flooring & Countertops

The slate tile cleft surface and unique colors sets it apart from other stones. But for slate flooring & countertops beware of tricky maintenance, repair issues

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Apr 11, 2021

How To Polish Black Marble Countertops & Tile

polishing black marble countertops

Learn the truth about the marble polishing process and how to polish black marble correctly on countertops and floor tile.

DIY step-by-step instructions with the best product recommendations included.

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Feb 25, 2021

What Is Natural Stone Flooring? Types, Pros & Cons, Cleaning

Get natural stone flooring ideas, learn the best types of natural stone flooring for kitchens and bathrooms, cleaning, costs, tile finishes, pros & cons.

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Feb 19, 2021

Rust Stain Removal

QUESTION: I have tried every product out there (Stone Care International included) with plastic coverings over lumps of product on the rust stain for days

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