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Got Data? Testing the Performance of Granite, Engineered Quartz, Concrete, and Sintered Countertop Surfaces

by | Nov 6, 2019 | Educate

It can be difficult to find reliable information about the practical properties of different types of countertop surfaces. In a quest to bring more data-driven information to the countertop industry, this article offers side-by-side performance testing of four categories of materials.

Caring for Soapstone Countertops

by | Jul 19, 2019 | Educate, Resources

Soapstone is versatile and can be incorporated into a wide variety of designs. It has remained a go-to countertop material due to its long-known physical properties and classic old-world aesthetic.

Do Engineered Quartz Countertops Stain?

by | Jun 28, 2019 | Educate

Many people are curious about the differences between natural stone and manufactured surfaces, and my approach is always the same: be wary of marketing claims, learn as much as you can, understand the properties, and be informed.

Caring For Quartzite Countertops

by | Apr 4, 2019 | Educate

Quartzite has been gaining in popularity as a countertop material in the past few years. With a look similar to marble and a durability comparable to granite, this natural stone seems to have it all.

How to Care for Your Marble Countertops

by | Feb 6, 2019 | Educate

One of the most important steps in caring for marble is preventing stains and etches. Prevent etching and stains by religiously using cutting boards, trivets, and coasters.

How to Care For Your Granite Countertops

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Educate

We sat down with several stone care experts to learn how best to care for granite countertops. How often should you reseal? What should you use to clean granite countertops?

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Natural Stone Surfaces

by | May 29, 2017 | Educate

Protect your natural stone surfaces by avoiding these five common practices.

How I Learned Not to Be Intimidated by My Marble Floors

by | Dec 7, 2016 | Educate

How one homeowner learned not to be intimidated by her marble floors.

Singing the Praises of Natural Stone in the Shower

by | Oct 4, 2016 | Inspire

What you should know before installing stone in wet areas.

Kid and Pet Friendly Natural Stone Flooring

by | May 16, 2016 | Inspire

What are the best scratch resistant flooring options for families with dogs and other pets? Why natural stone tile is a good option for residential flooring.

Four Myths About Natural Stone (And Why They’re Not True)

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Educate

Get expert explanations for common myths about natural stone. Should you seal granite? Does stone stain? What is the recommended maintenance and cleaning process for natural stone countertops?