Cristal Yascaribay

Cristal Yascaribay an interior designer who specializes in working with the latest technology and all things virtual in the interior design world. She has been working with the Marble team for years on different projects. Cristal writes for the blog to share with readers the latest and greatest technologies in home improvement and design.

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Cost of Swanstone Countertops: Prices and Material Information

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Table of Contents What Are Swanstone Countertops?  How Much Do Swanstone Countertops Cost?  What Additional Factors Can Impact the Cost of Swanstone Countertops?  What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Swanstone Countertops?  Benefits  Cost  Durable  Non-porous  Heat Resistant  Scratches Can Be Buffed Out  Uniform Look&nb...

What Color is Ubatuba Granite?

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Table of Contents Ubatuba Granite: What Color Is It?  Ubatuba  Green Ubatuba  Ubatuba Gold  What Different Names Does Ubatuba Granite Have?  How Do You Care for Ubatuba Granite?  Frequently Asked Questions    Ubatuba granite (sometimes spelled Uba Tuba granite) is a stunning and very popular darker colored granite that is quarr...

Quartz That Looks Like Soapstone: Best Types

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Table of Contents What is Quartz?  What is Soapstone?  What Are the Best Quartz Countertops That Look Like Soapstone Countertops?  Cost Comparison: Quartz vs. Soapstone    Quartz and soapstone are two of the most popular high-quality countertop materials on the market. Both countertop options have significant appeal, from their appearance to functional benefits. Choosing either material for a&nb...

What is Etched Marble?

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Table of Contents What is an Etch on a Marble Countertop?  What Can You Do About Marble Etching?  How Are Etches Caused on Marble?  Why Is It Important to Seal Marble?  What Do You Do if Your Marble is Already Etched?  Frequently Asked Questions    Homeowners looking to add natural beauty to their spaces often choose marble countertops. With the wide range of colors and styles av...

Raw Granite: What Should I Know?

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Table of Contents How Does Raw Granite Form?  What Happens When Granite Leaves the Quarry?  What Can Granite Be Used For?  How Do I Care for Granite?  How Does Granite Compare to Other Stone Options?    Raw granite is granite that can be found beneath the earth’s surface. This granite is quarried into blocks, which are then cut down into the granite slabs that make your new counter...

What Are the Characteristics of Granite? Properties of Your Countertop

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Table of Contents What is Granite and Where Does It Come From?  What is an Igneous Rock?  Where is Granite Found?  How Are Granite Countertops Made?  Granite Countertop Characteristics  Appearance  Durability  Heat Resistance  Stain Resistance  Scratch Resistance  Seams  Maintenance    Granite is a beautiful natural stone that is often u...

How to Clean a Granite Sink: Best Ways to Clean and Restore Shine

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Table of Contents How to Clean a Granite Sink  How to Clean a Granite Composite Sink    Granite is one of the most popular building materials for the home. This gorgeous natural stone is used to construct everything from countertops to sinks, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds and much more. Granite sinks have risen in popularity in recent years, not only because the fixtures are a perfect complement to granite count...

Granite Countertops with Oak Cabinets: How to Find the Right Fit

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Table of Contents Lighter Colored Granite  Snow White Granite  New Venetian Gold Granite  Giallo Napoleone Granite  Medium Tone Granite  Netuno Bordeaux Granite  Giallo Ornamental Granite  Golden Persa Granite  Darker Granite  Imperial Coffee Granite  Black Pearl Granite  Titanium Granite  Why Choose Granite Counter...

How to Wax Granite: Steps and Helpful Information

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Table of Contents How Do You Know it is Time to Wax?  What Type of Wax Do You Use on Granite?  Can You Wax a Granite Countertop on Your Own?  How Do You Wax a Granite Countertop? What Else Can You Do to Care for Your Granite Countertops?  How Often Should You Clean and Re-Seal Your Granite Countertop?  What to Stay Away from When Cleaning  Frequently Asked Questions    Gran...

What is Honed Marble? What It is and How to Care for It

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Table of Contents What is the Difference Between Honed and Polished Marble?  How Do You Know if Honed or Polished is Better for Your Home?  How Can You Best Protect Your Marble?    Marble is one of the finest materials produced by the earth. Many homeowners desire to incorporate this wonderful natural stone into their homes in the form of countertops, vanity tops, backsplashes and various other surfaces. No...