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How to Polish Marble Countertops

Are your marble countertops looking dull, perhaps with light scratches in the surface? You can restore their gleam while removing light imperfections by polishing them. This is a DIY project with the right products, so you’ll save more than 50% of the cost of hiring a contractor and have the satisfaction of success. [caption id="attachment_1635"…
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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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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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The Pros and Cons of Marble Countertops

[caption id="attachment_1291" align="alignright" width="199"] Marble Countertop Bathroom[/caption] When you ask a countertop contractor about the wisdom of installing marble countertops, the typical answer is, “it depends on where you’re going to use them.” The general consensus is that marble makes a good surface for bathrooms, offices, fireplace surrounds and other locations where they don’t get…
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Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops

[caption id="attachment_1021" align="alignright" width="300"] Quartz Countertops[/caption] Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops Quartz countertops are relatively new, but they’ve found a loyal following because of their many good qualities such as their attractive appearance, durability and the fact they don’t have some of the weaknesses of natural stone. Also called engineered stone countertops, quartz countertops…
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