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Selecting Stone For Exterior Countertops
Selecting Stone For Exterior Countertops

Natural stone is an excellent choice for an outdoor kitchen or other exterior living spaces. Here's what you need to know before you select countertop material....

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Considerations for Mixed Stone Installations
Considerations for Mixed Stone Installations

Here's what you need to know if you currently have or are considering more than one type of stone for floors or other applications....

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Stone Restoration Pro vs. Cleaning Company
Stone Restoration Pro vs. Cleaning Company

Property owners and managers are often "up-sold" specialized services for natural stone by well-intentioned but unqualified janitorial and cleaning services....

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Kitchen Backsplash Cleaning and Care
Kitchen Backsplash Cleaning and Care

Methods for cleaning and care of kitchen backsplashes vary, depending on what type of backsplash you have. Read this article for our recommendations....

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About Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles
About Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles

Differences between porcelain and ceramic can impact the cost, appearance, and longevity of your installation. Read this article for important info you should know....

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How to Clean and Protect Limestone Floors
How to Clean and Protect Limestone Floors

Limestone floors are relatively easy to maintain but can become dull and dirty with time and use. Here are some tips to keep your floors looking their best....

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Taking the Mystery Out of Terrazzo
Taking the Mystery Out of Terrazzo

Understanding terrazzo, it's history, and care will help direct design and maintenance choices wherever it may be found, from historic to modern spaces....

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Is Natural Stone Hard as a Rock?
Is Natural Stone Hard as a Rock?

The old idiom "hard as a rock..." has contributed to the formation of imprecise opinions about natural stone, which loses beauty without maintenance....

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The Unexpected Stone Stain Remover
The Unexpected Stone Stain Remover

If you have a stubborn stain that is unresponsive to traditional stain removal methods, such as poulticing, just head down to your local beauty supply store....

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How to Remove Polyvinylether (PVE) Stain
How to Remove Polyvinylether (PVE) Stain

Refrigerator, freezer, and AC system repairs may result in PVE (an oil used in refrigerant systems) stains. Here are a few suggestions for DIY stain removal....

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