Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Stone

Keep Your Stone Looking Great The easiest way to keep your stone looking great is to avoid bad habits that may damage it. Granite, marble, travertine, limestone, soapstone, quartz countertops and other solid surfaces like these are similar in many ways, but their differences require varying degrees of maintenance. Do: Blot up Spills Immediately Acidic substances like wine, coffee, […]

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Maintenance for Stone Counters

Following this routine will keep your stone counters glossy and stain-free Daily: Hot water and a dish rag or sponge are all you need to clean spills and wipe away crumbs to keep your kitchen countertops clean. A good granite counter cleaner from a grocery store will disinfect, shine and protect your countertops. Weekly: Remove (or move

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Quartz or Granite? Surprising Facts

Countertop Decisions  You are ready for new countertops and can’t decide between granite and quartz? You are not alone. We consult with homeowners often who are struggling with this decision. We decided to write this post because our thoughts on this debate may surprise you. While it is true that both materials make durable work

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Granite Counter

Craftsmanship and Dependability You Can Count On Check out our photos of granite and quartz countertops we recently fabricated and installed for clients in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Testimonials I was most impressed with Louis’ and Andreas’ commitment to keeping their word. They called when they said they would, they came when they said

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Sealing Granite Counters

Proper Care and Sealing of Stone and Granite With proper care, stone countertops and floors are durable, resilient and age beautifully. Think Egyptian Pyramids and the Roman Colosseum! Here are a few simple tips to keep your countertops glossy and stain free for the life of your home. Ugly Myths One of the biggest myths we

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Linda B – Kennewick Homeowner

I was referred to Tri-Cities Diamond by Cost Less Carpet. I was most impressed with Luis and Andres’ commitment to keeping their word. They called when they said they would, they came when they said they would, and they did what they said they would do. My kitchen counters look wonderful, and I am so

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Choosing Stone and Grout Sealer

Our Sealer Recommendation One of the most common questions we hear is, “What sealer do you recommend?” As with most stone and granite professionals, we use 511 Miracle brand sealers when we install new granite and stone surfaces. Why is sealing important?  Natural stone is porous. Regular sealing as needed will keep water, dirt and

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Granite Repair Solutions

Seal Porous Stone While granite is porous and susceptible to staining, staining is easily avoided in most cases by applying a granite sealer when needed. Even if granite does become stained, those spots are relatively easy to remove with a granite poultice. Using a household granite cleaning spray or wipes will not remove stains from

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