TIPS & ARTICLES

Glossary of Natural Stone Finishes
Choosing the right natural stone finish for your intended use is essential. Our glossary of finishes will help you understand natural stone finishes and what finish is best for your purposes.
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Pros and Cons of Prefab Countertops
If you are considering going with prefabricated countertops rather than custom cut slab countertops in order to save money, it's important to understand that your investment decision involves more than just price. Here are the pros and cons of prefabricated countertops.
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Why Pool Decks Turn Green and Black
What is that green and black stuff that grows on pool decks? Read this article to learn what it is, how to remove it, and how to minimize the likelihood of future discoloration.
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Countertops: Your Essential Guide
Thinking about purchasing new countertops? You're going to love the SurpHace BUZZ magazine Kitchen Countertop edition! When you begin your search for the right countertop material for your new kitchen, it is important to educate yourself on all your options before you make your selection.
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Limestone Selection and Care
For anyone considering having limestone installed, as well as anyone with an existing installation, read this article to learn where limestone works best, why limestone is not suitable for wet areas, and how to care for limestone.
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Is My Stone Really Stained?
We have received many calls regarding "staining," and in some cases the issue is not a stain at all. Here are some examples of stone problems that look like stains but are not actually stains.
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Is My Countertop Quartzite or Marble?
Quartzite will not etch or scratch. If you have quartzite that is etched and scratched, it may actually be marble. This article explains the difference so that you can tell what countertop material you truly have.
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