Prevention is better than cure

Instead of worrying about cleaning your stone after the fact, your best bet would be focusing on prevention.

It's often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it's easy to see the logic involved. After all, anyone who's ever had to deal with a nasty cold knows t...

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Let the sun shine on your stone!

Instead of worrying about getting rid of mold and mildew, you can lounge in your yard and get the enjoyment out of the space you deserve.

There's nothing quite like the feeling of kicking back in your very own patio and soaking up some sun. Then again, a little too much heat can leave you feeling sweaty and uncomfort...

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Match wood with stone for a classic countertop look

Mixing and matching stone and wood in your kitchen, particularly when it comes to countertops, can create a look that walks the line between modern and rustic.

There's no doubt natural stone has plenty of aesthetic value all on its own, but sometimes matching the stone in your home with another material can bring out the best in both of t...

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Porcelain: Tougher than you may think

Porcelain might just be the right choice for a room that gets a lot of foot traffic.

When writers describe a character's skin as being like porcelain, it can lead you to believe that this material is soft and malleable. That couldn't be further from the truth. ...

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Countertop care 101

One important thing to keep in mind is that any and all spills should be cleaned up as quickly as possible.

Keeping your stone countertops looking great is less about a complicated cleaning regimen and more about using commonsense and the right tools. Act fast One important thing t...

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The right tools for the job

The best way to maintain your natural stone's beauty and durability is to invest in high-quality products.

Using premium-quality products to treat your stone is essential, but it's also important to make sure you're using the right product for your type of stone. Not all cleaners and...

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Enhance the color of your stone

When you're looking for surface protection from stains, wouldn't it make sense to use a product that will also do more to enhance colors?

One of the best things about natural stone is that unlike man-made materials, the look of each stone is completely unique. No two stones are exactly the same, and the flecks of col...

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Freeze thawing: How to prevent ice damage to your stone

Products like STAIN-PROOF Original can help protect your stone from freeze thaw damage.

Freeze thawing is an affliction that affects stones, rocks and other porous material, and can be extremely damaging if steps aren't taken to avoid it. The basic premise behind f...

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The benefits of sealing sandstone in your home

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock formed from debris deposited of silica granules by wind or water.

Protecting your stone from the damaging effects of the weather and other environmental issues is one of the easiest ways to keep it looking crisp, clean and brand new for an extend...

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Tips for choosing the right cleaning product for your stone

Depending on the types of stain and stone, there are a number of different solutions available for you to use.

Porous stone floors are an architectural marvel that have been around for thousands of years - a testament to their beauty and versatility. However, looking after them can be a dif...

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Beginner’s guide to cleaning a stone floor

It's imperative to avoid the use of products like vinegar or other acidic cleaners on stone like marble, limestone or travertine.

After laying your stone floor, there will come a time when it begins to lose its original allure and you will have to clean it to get it back. When this happens, there are a number...

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Preventing tile picture framing

Seal all your tiles with an impregnating sealer prior to grouting.

When most people think of picture framing, it's usually in a positive light. Protecting valuable memories in frames on the home wall is sentimental by nature, and something that is...

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Consider bluestone for your poolside paving needs

A stone that's naturally resistant to staining does not mean it's impervious to liquids.

Give some consideration to bluestone for your home if you're looking for a durable, beautiful stone option for your outdoor entertainment. Bluestone is a naturally occurring, fi...

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Go big or go home with your backsplash

The beauty of natural stone and tile can transform an otherwise drab plasterboard wall into an accent that brings your kitchen to life.

Backsplashes are one part of your home you may not give a second thought to. However, more and more homeowners are finding them to be not only a practical addition to their kitchen...

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Stones need to breathe?

No, natural stones don't have lungs.

Of all the things to consider when maintaining and protecting natural stone, breatheability should be chief among them. However, if you're new to surface protection, you may be ...

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What sealers don’t do

Impregnating sealers can offer protection, but not against acid etching caused by materials such as citrus fruits.

With the protection impregnating sealers can offer, as well as the way they make surface cleaning that much easier, it can be easy to assume there's nothing these products can't do...

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Dos and don’ts for regular and heavy duty cleaning

Standard cleaning should be done as often as necessary to prevent the buildup of grime and dirt.

There's a right way and a wrong way to accomplish any task, even something like cleaning your natural stone. In fact, when it comes to cleaning stone, whether it's a standard clean...

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Polished and honed and flamed, oh my!

Among the many natural stone finishes, there are three primary ones to choose from.

Choosing a natural stone to use in your home or business is one thing, but that's far from the end of your selection process. You'll also need to consider what type of surface fini...

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Go for the real deal when it comes to stone

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Most people understand the durability and aesthetic value that comes with natural stone, but price points often stop home and business owners from incorporating it into their desig...

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Where is stone a no-no?

There are plenty of reasons to add natural stone to your home design. First and foremost, it's a stunning visual option, as natural stone can come in various colours and texture...

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