Entries by John Sandifer

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Tips For Travertine Protection

When it comes to tile flooring, one option that many homeowners throughout the country choose is travertine. Travertine is a type of limestone that can be effectively used as an alternative to more expensive marble or granite tiles. There are a lot of benefits to using travertine stone. For example, besides being cheaper, they are […]


How Often Do You Need to Seal Granite Countertops?

When it comes to countertop materials, granite has by far been the most popular choice for homeowners throughout the country. It’s not difficult to see why: granite is extremely durable, provides a beautiful and unique look, and is resistant to both heat and scratches, which makes it the perfect fit for the kitchen space. However, granite […]

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Marble Countertop Care Tips

If your home has marble countertops, they are probably your favorite part of the home — or else you regret the decision entirely. Marble is as beautiful as it is prone to stains and scratches. The beauty can last with relatively little maintenance, as long as you know the right and wrong ways protect it.  […]

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10 Tips to Protect Marble Floors

Taking care of a marble floor may sound like quite a chore, but it’s really just a matter of keeping it clean and dry. A strong seal makes it even easier to prevent stains and etching. With the right foundation, protecting a marble floor can be just as easy as any other surface. We’ve collected […]

What Is Lippage on Floor Tile?

Can you slide a coin across your tile floor without it stopping? If you’ve noticed uneven heights of tiles, that’s called lippage. Tile lippage simply means uneven heights of adjacent tiles. You see or feel a “lip” sticking out. Poor installation often causes floor tile lippage, but other factors including inconsistencies from the tile manufacturer […]

How to Remove Etching from a Granite Countertop

If you have etched granite that has become dull, grainy, or scratched, you have probably figured out by now that wiping it down with granite cleaner does nothing to remove the etching. You can sanitize the stone, but the etching remains. This type of granite damage can be called etching, pitting, dulling, or scratching. Unlike […]