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How to Seal Granite Countertops

Granite countertops, like other natural stone countertop materials such as, marble, sandstone and slate are resistant to staining and easier to clean only when properly sealed. Choosing the Right Sealant is Essential The deeper into the surface of the material the sealer penetrates, the better it will resist stains, keep out bacteria and clean up with just…
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How to Repair Fissures, Cracks and Chips in Countertops

Let's begin with the process of explaining the steps to repairing your countertops.  Firstly, it is important to understand whether the crack you are observing is an actual crack or a fissure, for chips you can skip to the repair section of this post. This information is relevant when determining which type of materials are…
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Granite vs. Marble Countertops

Marble and granite countertops have more similarities than differences. Specifically, they are both gorgeous natural stone materials and they both require a significant amount of care. That’s the good and the bad. With some TLC, however, both granite and marble countertops will keep their fantastic looks for decades, elevating the beauty of your kitchen, bathroom,…
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Quartz vs. Quartzite Countertops

Comparing Quartz and Quartzite Countertops Quartz and quartzite are two popular choices for countertops, but they are not the same material. They offer differences in looks, durability, care and price that you should know about before making your selection. This countertop guide explores quartzite and quartz countertops and the different strengths and weaknesses they present.…
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How to Seal Natural Stone Countertops for Better Durability

The biggest caution to consider when selecting natural stone counters is that they must be properly sealed when installed and resealed as needed. When you pay attention to these details, your stone countertops will look good for decades without stains or blemishes. They’ll also be easier to get thoroughly clean for kitchen safety, and the…
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Are Sandstone Countertops a Good Choice for Kitchens?

Sandstone countertops are among the most attractive available to today’s homeowners. But are they right for use in the kitchen? This guide to sandstone counters will give you pros and cons you can use to make your decision. Sandstone Countertops are Beautiful Sandstone is a natural stone. When you read literature online, it seems that…
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