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Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 13, 2013

Cleaning limestone, travertine or slate – the most popular natural stones for outdoor uses such as walks and patios – require just as much care and attention to detail as granite or other natural stone inside the home. Like common cleaning products for chores in the home, similar ones promising to clean all surfaces outside the…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 29, 2013

Showers and baths can be the toughest areas of the house to keep clean, particularly when there’s granite and other natural stone surfaces to maintain. Typical, everyday household cleaners can damage the stone surfaces and, what’s more, overspray from common cleaners for mirrors, glass and fixtures can have the same effect on stone.  That’s why…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 21, 2013

Caring for granite countertops and all other natural-stone surfaces isn’t as complex as many people believe, but frankly the stone industry – manufacturers, installers, fabricators and restoration professionals – has historically not done an effective job in helping consumers understand how to protect these expensive stone surfaces. The first line of defense is avoiding common…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 10, 2013

Never use ordinary, everyday household cleaners on granite or any other natural-stone surface. They damage natural stone and can lead to costly repair or replacement. Frequently sealing granite countertops  and all other natural-stone maintains maximum surface protection. Use and keep door mats clean to minimize the dirt and micro particles from wearing into your stone…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 1, 2013

Walk down the cleaning aisle at the local store, and we’re inundated with what seems like infinite products promising to do this thing or that – or even both.  That seems to be the case more of late with granite cleaners and other stone-care products – products promising to clean and seal, clean and polish,…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | March 27, 2013

The Gold Standard blog is typically meant to share thoughts and advice to help you care for and maintain your stone surfaces – more importantly, avoid costly repair and replacement.  It’s not only the purpose of our blog, but also the very core of Granite Gold® dating back to when we started 10 years ago….

Posted by Stone Care Experts | February 5, 2013

We got snubbed by Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe, and even left off the list of Oscar nominees.  There’s still hope for a Razzie, and quicker than you can say “made for DVD” we’ll be appearing in a store near you. It may be an untended comedy, short of action and drama, but it’s a…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | December 7, 2012

Homeowners spend thousands of dollars, and then some, installing granite countertops and other natural stone surfaces from kitchen counters to bathroom vanities, tub surrounds and shower walls, to floors and fireplace facings.  Some will even install ornate natural stone staircases or lay stone on outdoor walkways, decks, pool and spa surrounds, and patios.  The opportunities…

Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 1, 2012

Summer may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean your home-improvement to-do list is complete. And when money’s tight, that do-it-yourself motivation gets even stronger. From a little yard work to extensive remodeling jobs, we recognize the importance of ease, efficiency and cost-savings when it comes to D.I.Y. undertakings. We also hope you…