How to Care for Your Quartz Countertops

Pelican White Quartz
In recent times, quartz surfacing has been gaining immense popularity among homeowners.  Quartz surfacing is a very stain-resistant material, which is a big selling point for busy kitchens with busy families.  Cleaning is simple, with no more than a mild dish soap and water typically needed.  Quartz countertops also don’t need a sealer to prevent staining like natural stones.  Quartz countertops are also very scratch-resistant, just like granites.  While no countertop material is scratch-proof or stain-proof, quartz surfacing is very resistant to these ...

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Granite Uses Throughout History

Mount Rushmore
  Granite has been used for hundreds of years to create a beautiful, timeless look for a variety of different things. Some examples of this are Mount Rushmore, curling stones that are used in the sport of curling, and the Arlington Memorial Bridge in D.C. The use of granite is deliberate because of its durability as well as its beautiful natural colors. Curling stones have to be able to absorb repeated impacts and not chip as well as be able to maintain a smooth surface to be able to glide on the ice and granite was the perfect solution to curling stones ...

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How to Care for Your Granite Countertops

black and gold countertop island
We all want things in our home to be easy and flow smoothly.  Less care, less maintenance, less worry.  This sentiment most definitely extends to our kitchen countertops.  These are the workhorses in the kitchen.  We prepare food, we set dishes, we enjoy our family and friends.  The kitchen has become the center of the home, and your countertops are the center of your kitchen. Many homeowners fail to realize that the upkeep of your granite surfaces is just as important as finding the right look. Every slab of granite is unique and there will never be the same exact ...

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