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Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 8, 2018

You have a lot of options for flooring, even if you’ve already narrowed down your choices to natural stone. While granite and travertine have a lot to offer, slate is a unique choice with beautiful shades that complement any design. Slate is one of the most forgiving types of stone when it comes to spills…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 3, 2018

In recent decades, nicely polished slabs of granite have virtually become a standard of interior décor for kitchen and bathroom counters, and there are various reasons that justify this trend. While granite is durable and very attractive, its current popularity in the United States can be attributed to the flurry of trade agreements that came…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 24, 2018

When you select natural stone such as marble for your floors or granite for your countertops, there is a good chance the chosen material could be more than 200 million years old. Furthermore, some of the criteria that influences your decision may have been applied by ancient architects and builders dating back to the Bronze…

Natural stone in gardens
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 10, 2018

The aesthetics of landscaped vegetation combined with natural stone arrangements dates back to the days of ancient Greece, where sculptors copied the techniques of the Egyptians, first with bronze and earthenware before moving on to marble. Later, ancient Greek explorers learned about the massive Mesopotamian gardens, which made them shift their focus on combining marble…

How to Improve Curb Appeal
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 4, 2018

Curb appeal is essential if you plan to sell your home, as it creates a positive first impression and encourages potential buyers to step inside. Your home’s curb appeal is also important even if you have no plans to sell. Enhancing your home’s exterior can boost the home’s value, create a welcoming environment to return…

How to spot etch and stain marks
Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 21, 2018

Etching and staining are two common forms of damage to natural stone that can occur at the same time if the stone is not properly sealed. Depending on the type of liquid spilled on your countertops, it may leave a visible stain, or it may cause a chemical reaction called etching. When your stone develops…

Creative Ways to Use Granite
Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 12, 2018

You’re already familiar with granite countertops, floors, and showers, but there are many ways to incorporate a beautiful piece of natural granite in your home. Granite can have a grounding effect in any room or become an eye-catching focal point. Here are some creative and unconventional ways to use granite inside your home. 1. Dining…

Natural stone for showers
Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 6, 2018

Natural stone materials have been used in baths and spas since ancient times. The public baths of the Roman Empire were lavish and elaborate. In contrast, private residential baths were mostly functional affairs installed in the homes of wealthy families. Whereas public baths featured fountains, murals, sculptures, columns, and atria, private baths mostly consisted of…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 16, 2015

The warmer, spring weather is gradually starting to take hold, and those areas hit hard with snow this winter are finally starting to see the last remnants of the white stuff melt away. Time to break out the work gloves and garden tools to get the outdoor landscapes in tip-top shape.  Here are some helpful…