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Shed Light on Your Surfaces
Shed Light on Your Surfaces

If you are designing or remodeling your interior, don’t forget that an effective lighting plan takes into account the function and style of each room, including everything in the room from furniture and decorative objects to walls and flooring. Unfortunately,...

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The Value of Quality Craftsmanship
The Value of Quality Craftsmanship

Cutting Corners Will Cost Much More in the Long Run You can tell right away whether your stone or tile installation is visually appealing, but whether it is structurally sound may not be readily apparent until years down the line. A...

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Marble Cleaning?
Marble Cleaning?

Marble Cleaning? We get many calls from homeowners asking about Marble Cleaning services, yet we rarely find that what they are actually looking for is in fact ‘cleaning’ of their marble. More often than not, what they are looking for is...

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Tips from a Stone & Tile Care Pro for Selecting and Buying Stone and Tile
Tips from a Stone & Tile Care Pro for Selecting and Buying Stone and Tile

Are you building a new home? Restoring or re-decorating your old home? Are you an architect or interior designer in need of some direction with which tile to specify? The selection of tile and stone can be difficult,...

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Black Granite Fading?
Black Granite Fading?

I have received numerous calls lately concerning the fading of black granite counter tops. The most common complaints seem to be on Absolute Black, Black Galaxy, Zimbabwe Black and a few others.  I have heard many fabricators try to blame the...

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Grout 101
Grout 101

Did you know that epoxy grout is a natural anti-bacterial? And, since epoxy is non-absorbent, it cannot harbor bacteria, which is why it is perfect for wet areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, etc. Or, that you should never use sanded...

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Do I Need To Seal My Grout?
Do I Need To Seal My Grout?

In order to keep your new grout or newly cleaned grout clean, it should be sealed. There are so many sealers on the market today.  Which ones are best?  Which ones really work? It can be very confusing trying to choose...

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Does Your Countertop Need Sun Screen?
Does Your Countertop Need Sun Screen?

If you have granite or quartz (engineered stone) tops that are exposed to UV light, you may need to take some preventive steps to keep it protected from fading. Over the past few years my firm, I have been called in...

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Are you drowning trying to keep your pool or water feature clean?
Are you drowning trying to keep your pool or water feature clean?

By Frederick M. Hueston PhD   Over the years I have been...

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