Pre-Cast vs. Cast-In-Place Concrete Countertops

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in most homes. It gets the most use and the most traffic, so it only makes sense to give it the beauty and durability that it deserves. If you’re considering a face-lift for your kitchen and you’re curious about concrete countertops, look no further. Let’s break down the key differences between pre-cast and cast-in-place concrete countertops. Pre-Cast Concrete Countertops Pre-cast means that the countertop was poured into a mold before being placed on top of your kitchen cabinets. It entails measuring your space, building a mold, and installing the concrete once it’s...

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How to Prevent Cracking in Stone Countertops

After spending the money to get a fancy stone countertop in your kitchen, the last thing you want to have happen is a crack in the surface. Disaster! What can you do to avoid it? Unfortunately, some cracking is almost inevitable. Or put more accurately: some change in the material is going to be inevitable, just like the way wood can warp with time. Rather than curse the mutating qualities of natural materials, you can follow some basic steps to minimize any cracks in the stone and make sure your countertops last a good long time. Rodding It’s worth looking...

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Common Causes of Damage to Stone Flooring

Homeowners with stone flooring undoubtedly love the durability and beauty that natural stone has to offer. But stone floors do not come without maintenance. Let’s take a look at some of the most common damage to stone flooring, how it occurs, and how to avoid it. Stains Stains on your beautiful stone floor can happen quickly if you’re not careful. Here are a few different types of stains to be mindful of: Spills are the most common cause of stains on stone floors and countertops. If the liquid is spilled and not quickly wiped up, it can seep into the...

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How to Clean and Disinfect a Quartz Countertop

Quartz countertops are not only elegant but extremely functional, especially for high-traffic areas like your kitchen! Quartz is a combination of stone from the ground, mixed with humanmade resins and sealers. The finished product is both beautiful and durable. Quartz countertops are non-porous, making them easy to maintain. However, there are still a few things you should do to keep them clean AND disinfected. Cleaning vs. Disinfecting Cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. You can clean a surface by removing debris and wiping it down to make it look and feel clean. However, there is still a possibility that...

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How to Clean and Disinfect Marble Countertops

Marble countertops can be a beautiful addition to your kitchen’s aesthetic, but many homeowners avoid installing it because they fear to ruin the delicate surface when sanitizing. Marble reacts with acid because it has a calcium carbonate makeup, meaning when the two interact, it creates dull spots otherwise known as etches. Many common disinfecting products are going to leave a residue or mark of some kind, so it’s important to know how to prevent this as much as possible without having to forego the sanitation of your counters. So what products and techniques should you use? Hot Water and Soap? Although...

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