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Hollow tiles or cracking tiles and grout? Read this before ripping it all out.
Hollow tiles or cracking tiles and grout? Read this before ripping it all out.

When you walk across your tile and grout floor, does it sound more like cheap laminate? Or when you drop a spoon, does it sound like it’s landing on an empty container? Is your grout cracking? If so, some of...

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For The Love of Concrete
For The Love of Concrete

Although concrete floors make a great statement, they may not be a safe bet for all homes, which is why tiles that emulate the look of concrete are so popular....

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Five Tips for Preventing or Minimizing Damage to Your Natural Stone
Five Tips for Preventing or Minimizing Damage to Your Natural Stone

Some common causes of natural stone damage can be easily and inexpensively avoided. Putting the suggestions in this article to use will help ensure the lasting beauty of your natural stone surfaces....

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Often-Overlooked Cause of Stone Damage
Often-Overlooked Cause of Stone Damage

Many people use stone-safe cleaning products but still mysteriously end up with chemical stone damage anyhow. How does this happen? ...

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The Marble Kaleidoscope
The Marble Kaleidoscope

When we think of marble, a picture of an elegant, white stone comes to mind. Surprising to most, there are at least 2,000 colors of marble on the market....

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Rockin' on the River
Rockin' on the River

River Rock and Black Mosaic Gold are unrelated in formation, but to gaze upon them, you'll find they are more kindred spirits than dissimilar natural stones....

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The Exotic Side of Granite
The Exotic Side of Granite

If you really want make a design statement, consider an exotic, out-of-the-ordinary granite that offer a hard-to-rival beauty and elegance....

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Repairing Yellowing Marble
Repairing Yellowing Marble

There are a number of causes for yellowing marble—iron oxidation, improper cleansers, and wear and tear—and a number of possible cures....

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The Case for Colored Grout
The Case for Colored Grout

Colored grout is becoming a design element all by itself. Always a bridesmaid, grout is finally getting the attention it deserves....

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Embracing That Concrete Look
Embracing That Concrete Look

Although concrete floors make a great statement, they may not be a safe bet for all homes, which is why tiles that emulate the look of concrete are so popular....

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