Category Archives: stone cleaning

Why the thickness of your kitchen countertop matters

Kitchen Countertop Thickness

Not everyone who buys a new kitchen worktop in a natural stone such as marble, granite or quartz fully appreciates the importance of getting the thickness of the countertop right. What are my options? Essentially, if you’re going for quartz countertops, there are three choices of thickness, 1cm, 2cm and 3cm. (However, usually 1cm is […]

How to clean a marble floor

Marble Restoration Repair and Cleaning in London

If you’re lucky enough to have a marble floor in your home or business, you’ll know how stunning this natural stone can look. But while marble is durable and great to look at it, it’s also prone to stains. To keep your marble floor looking its best, learn how to look after them. Here are […]

Why you may want to be wary of a leathered finish on granite kitchen countertops

Granite Restoration London

Granite is an ideal material for kitchen countertops, and incredibly hard-wearing. It resists scratching and damage from knives. And as well as being an environmentally-friendly material, it also keeps off bacteria and dirt. So if you’re lucky enough to have kitchen worktops in this natural stone, you could be on to a winner. And if […]

The main do’s and don’ts of quartz countertop cleaning revealed

Quartz Countertop Cleaning and Restoration in London

Quartz countertops are increasingly popular in Britain’s kitchens. The make a stylish yet practical addition to any home. But, as with any natural stone, a little regular TLC will keep these worktops looking their best. We’re here to help! Here are our tips for how you should – and shouldn’t – look after your quartz […]

Your dark materials: consider kitchen countertops in heavier hues

Countertop Restoration in London

Considering updating your kitchen? Add a strong dash of modern design with a kitchen countertop in a darker colour than one you have used before. This use of heavier hues is a popular trend. But it also adds some classical elegance to your home. These colours combine informality with an ideal background for modern  high-tech […]

Using vinegar in cleaning – and when you shouldn’t

Cleaning Natural Stone with Vinegar

You may not realise just how useful vinegar can be when it comes to cleaning up at home. Don’t confuse this completely natural product with the stuff you use in cooking or sprinkle on your salad – cleaning vinegar is different. For a start, it’s 6% acid, making it far stronger than regular white vinegar. […]

Kitchen styles for the end of 2019 – how on-trend is yours?

Kitchen Countertop Repair in London

In many ways, we admit we perhaps shouldn’t be writing this article at all. After all, should fashion really be the key consideration when it comes to designing your kitchen? Above all, your kitchen has to be your home’s hub and heart, where everything from entertaining to homework, cake baking and family meetings takes place. […]

Top tips for cleaning a real stone floor

Travertine Floor

If you’re lucky enough to have a natural stone floor, it will almost certainly need cleaning over time as grouting discolours and tiles lose their sparkle. However, basic upkeep is pretty easy. What we explain here really applies best to travertine, but you can adapt the techniques for any kind of natural stone floor. Preparation […]

What people really think about their kitchen countertops!

Countertop Restoration in London

If you’re redoing your kitchen and looking for its countertops, it’s worth asking around to see what others think. One real estate website did just that, seeking the honest views of homeowners and what they had in their own kitchens. The results were revealing, with some even bandying around the attention-grabbing acronym ABG – Anything […]

The things you never knew about marble

Marble Repair and Restoration in London

As a material, marble is a timeless classic, lending any room it’s found in a feeling of true luxury. Here, we share 10 facts about this porous stone that may be news to you: It hails from the mountains Marble is found in mountainous areas of the US, Europe (especially Italy), Asia and South America. […]