Amanda Kaise

Amanda Kaiser is a content marketing specialist and social media manager at Marble. She has an admiration for interior design and home renovation. She loves writing for Marble.com where she can join her interests of journalism and media with interior design and renovation. Amanda’s main goal is to provide readers with the tools to turn any space into dream home.

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Kitchen Countertop Trends

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Table of Contents White Marble Countertop Soapstone Countertop Concrete Countertop Butcher Block Countertop Bold Veining Countertop Pop of Color Countertop Black Granite Countertop From Island to Table Countertops Glass Countertop Quartz Countertop Thick Slab Countertop Limestone Countertop Waterfall Islands Countertop Laminate Countertop  Quartzite Countertop    Every year there a...

Quartz Kitchen Island Ideas & Inspiration

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Table of Contents Quartz Kitchen Islands Classic White Quartz  Bold Veins White and Grey Quartz Black Quartz Grey Quartz Neutral Tone Gemstone Island Accent  Light Pink Quartz How Quartz is Made  Quartz Brands  What is Veining? Engineered Veins in Quartz Is Quartz a natural stone? Does Quartz increase the values of the homes? Why choose Quartz? Where should I put quartz in my...

How to Shine Granite Countertops Naturally

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Table of Contents How to properly clean granite countertops: How to keep my granite shiny? Items to Help preserve granite countertops surfaces: What NOT to use when disinfecting Granite: What kind of stains might granite have? How to remove stain from granite? Steps to Remove Stains from Granite Granite Prices   Known for its polished and shiny finish granite countertops are the most common natural stone counter...

What is Suede Granite?

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Table of Contents What are granite finishes? What is suede granite? How does Granite get suede/ leathered finish? Other Types of Finishes Polished  Honed  Caressed Suede/ Leathered Finish Maintenance Why choose suede/leather granite? Should I seal suede/leathered granite? Where to put suede granite put in my home?  How should I install suede high-end granite?   Classic granit...

Best Marble with Gold Veins

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Table of Contents What is Veining? Veining Colors The Royal Combination Calacatta Extra Calacatta Oro Calacatta Gold Portoro Genuine Extra What Type of Rock is Marble?  How Does Marble Form?  Is Marble a Hard Stone?  Marble Maintenance How does Mable Costs Compare?    Marble stone is truly a timeless classic when it comes to building materials. Marble has been used since the begin...

Marble Etching: Everything you Need to Know

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Table of Contents What is Marble Etching? Is Marble a Hard Stone?  Marble Maintenance Preventing Damage Household Items to help preserve Marble Surfaces: Household Items that may cause Etching on Kitchen Countertops: Will spills from acidic food and liquids cause damage to my granite? Can damaged Marble be repaired? How to Repair Etching  How to Repair Mild Etching: 4 Easy Steps Is Etched Marble and Engr...

Travertine vs Granite: What is the Difference?

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Table of Contents Where do Granite and Travertine come from? Granite and Travertine Appearance Where is best to put Granite and Travertine stone in my home? Granite and Travertine Durability Granite and Travertine Maintenance On average how much do Granite and Travertine cost? What is Granite typically used for? What is Travertine typically used for? Combining the Two: Granite & Travertine Comparing the Two Al...

How to Caulk Countertop Backsplash: A Complete Guide

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Table of Contents Things you will need to caulk a backsplash: How to Caulk your Countertop Backsplash  How often do you need to Recaulk? What is Caulk? Caulk vs Grout Caulk Colors  What are the types of caulk?  Silicon  Latex Foam  Butyl-Rubber What goes first backsplash or countertop? Where should a backsplash end? How high s...

Cost of Butcher Block Countertops vs Granite

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Table of Contents What is a Butcher Block?  Types of Butcher Block Wood Countertops Types of Grain Pros & Con of Butcher Block Countertops  Butcher Block Countertop Maintenance Butcher Block Wood Prices Sustainability Supplies to get for a Butcher Block Countertop: Types of Granite Countertops Pros & Con of Granite Countertops  Granite Countertop Maintenanc...

How to Make Granite Seams Disappear

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Table of Contents What is a seam? Does my Stone Countertop Need To Have Seams? How many seams will I have? Why do bad seams happen?  How to Hide Seams Color Matching Filler Placement Similar Pattern Size of Slab See a Sample Chips and Imperfections in Granite  Seam Length Factors to Consider when purchasing granite: Granite Thickness Granite Appearance  Granite Porosity  Grani...