Month: September 2011

When do I seal my stone countertop?

How do I know when do I seal my stone counter-top? OK, when do I seal my stone? Not all natural stones are porous. It’s only a handful of stones that give the bad reputation of natural stones staining. Every stone that we process here at Stone Masters gets sealed with a high quality sealer.…

How do I remove a scratch in my soapstone countertop

How do I remove a scratch in my soapstone counter-top is the most common question from people researching the purchase of soapstone. How do I remove a scratch in my soapstone counter-top? When compared to other stone counter-top choices, soapstone is relatively soft. Scratches will happen if used regularly. Do not fear, as most soapstone…

How do I remove a scratch in my granite countertop?

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does you may want to know how to remove a scratch from a granite countertop. How do I remove a scratch in my granite counter-top? Of all natural stone choices for counter top use, granite is the hardest and is usually in polished form. While granite is considered…

How do I repair a chip in my countertop?

A common areas for granite counter-top chips are around sinks and in front of dishwashers. So how do I repair a chip in my countertop? How do I repair a chip in my countertop? While granite and other natural stones are chip resistant, nothing is indestructible. This includes quartz, which can chip just as easily…

How do I clean my stone countertop?

Cleaning natural or engineered stone is best done using warm water and a soft cloth. How do I clean my stone countertop? Cleaning natural or engineered stone is best done using warm water and a soft cloth. Very small amounts of soap can be used if desired. Soap should not be used in excess because…

Soapstone

Soapstone vs. Granite Soapstone is easy to care for and is almost the opposite of granite. The difference is that soapstone counters will age and patina over time and acquire scratches that make it a warm and rustic choice not at all a “bling” choice. Light sanding will remove scratches and a coat of mineral…

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