Stephen Baez

Stephen Baez is the authority on taking care of your countertops. He has worked in the sealing, maintenance, and restoration of countertops for the last few years. Stephen writes for Marble so he could help readers on how to maintain and upkeep their countertops so they stay good as new for as long as possible. For all things, restoration and maintenance Stephen is your guy.

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How to Get Countertops for Less: Best Ways to Save

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Table of Contents How Much Do Different Countertop Options Cost?  How Can You Keep the Cost of Your New Countertops Low?  Why Are Stone Countertops the Best Option?  Frequently Asked Questions    Installing new countertops can drastically transform your home in a positive way. From increasing the aesthetic appeal to bettering the functionality and raising the overall value of your home, new counterto...

15 Interesting Facts About Granite

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Table of Contents Granite Fun Facts  Frequently Asked Questions    Between the beauty, durability and multitude of other positive qualities granite has, it is not hard to see why so many homeowners choose the material to complete their remodeling projects. Despite being so popular, there are likely many things that you wouldn’t happen to know about this magnificent natural stone. The following are 15 interesti...

What Type of Rock is Marble? Understanding the Countertop Material

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Table of Contents What Type of Rock is Marble?  What Types of Rocks Are There?  How Does Marble Form?  What is Marble Made Up Of?  What is the Difference Between Rock and Stone?  Frequently Asked Questions    Marble has been one of the world’s most popular building materials for centuries. This elegant and durable natural stone is featured in everything from some of the world&rs...

What is the Most Expensive Granite in the World?

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Table of Contents How Much Do Granite Countertops Cost?  How Do Granite Colors Impact Cost?  What is the Most Expensive Granite?  Frequently Asked Questions    When it comes to countertop options, there are few better than a granite slab. The natural stone is gorgeous, durable and easy to take care of. In addition to kitchen countertops, granite can also be used as a bathroom vanity top, backsplash,...

Quartz vs. Granite – Heat Resistance Comparison

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Table of Contents How Much Heat Can Quartz Handle?  How Much Heat Can Granite Handle?  How Can You Prevent Heat Damage to a Quartz Countertop?  Is Heat Damage an Issue with Granite Countertops?  What is the Best Area of the Home for Quartz Countertops?  Which Material is Better: Quartz or Granite?  Frequently Asked Questions    Quartz countertops and granite countertops are tw...

How to Choose Kitchen Countertops: Best Fits

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Table of Contents How to Choose Kitchen Countertops: Finding the Right Material  Granite Countertops  Marble Countertops  Quartzite Countertops  Quartz Countertops  Slate Countertops  Soapstone Countertops  Limestone Countertops  Travertine Countertops  Onyx Countertops  Glass Countertops  Gemstone Count...

How to Remove Rust from Marble: Steps to Take

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Table of Contents How to Remove Rust Stains from Marble  Steps for Removing Rust from Marble  Frequently Asked Questions    Marble is one of the most beautiful materials you can use for countertops, backsplashes and other home surfaces. However, marble can encounter stains that will diminish the natural stone’s appearance. While this may seem concerning, there is no need to panic. Many marble stains, i...

How Quartz is Made: Creating Your Countertop

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Table of Contents How is Quartz Made?  Frequently Asked Questions    Natural quartz is a mineral that is found in the earth’s surface. It is from this mineral and other components that quartz countertops are made. While not a natural stone countertop option, quartz is incredibly popular among homeowners. This guide will help you learn how quartz is made into your countertop, backsplash or other home...

Is Quartz Porous? Maintaining Your Countertop

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Table of Contents What is Porosity?  Are Quartz Countertops Porous?  Lack of Porosity: What is the Impact?  What Are the Pros of Quartz?  What Are the Cons of Quartz?  Frequently Asked Questions    While natural stone countertop options, such as granite countertops and marble countertops, remain popular, quartz countertops have become quite the competition on the market. Many homeowne...

Why You Must Not Use Vinegar on Granite to Clean It

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Table of Contents Why Can You Not Use Vinegar to Clean Granite Countertops?  Cleaning Granite Countertops: What to Use  How Often Should You Clean Your Granite Countertops?  What Else Can You Do to Keep Your Granite in Great Shape?  Frequently Asked Questions    One of the most appealing aspects of granite countertops is the easy care that comes with the surfaces. These natural ston...