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Are your marble floors getting dull, and not quite appearing as amazing as they did when you first had them installed? In the past year especially, you may have been spending a lot more time in your home, working from home, schooling from home, and in general doing a lot more living at home. While you may not have as many visitors as before March 2020, your family is regularly marching in and out, along with the puppy or kitten you may have welcomed to your home, and all that comes with them!

Whether you’re driving on it, climbing on it, or cooking on it, there’s no arguing that granite is one of the most prevalent, cost-effective, environmentally sound, and useful types of natural stone on Earth. Granite is extremely strong, right up there with diamonds on the hardness scale, so it’s perfect for bathroom and kitchen countertops, as well as in other types of building applications.

Many kinds of tile are available for those wanting to upgrade their bathroom, whether small or large, and whether you want it to be simply functional or you’re creating a designer’s dream — or rather, your dream!

Installing a backsplash is a fantastic idea if you want to rejuvenate your kitchen without doing an exhausting renovation.

However, finding the perfect wall design might prove challenging. There are several factors you need to consider, such as the overall kitchen style, countertop type and color scheme.

One of earth’s natural wonders, marble is created when limestone breaks down and recrystallizes under intense heat and pressure in the center of the earth. According to Prohousekeeping.com, that’s how marble gets its beautiful appearance, but also it’s fragility. 

In order to keep your marble tiles in pristine condition,  they just need a little extra TLC to keep up their shine and resilience. Let’s take a look at the best ways to do that.

So you’re ready to make some big changes in your home? Maybe you saw some exciting new ideas on Fixer Upper on HGTV? Or are you making plans to build a new house, or bringing a new style to your current home? Any way you look at it, you are likely considering upgrading some of your counter, floor, or wall surfaces.

The stone and marble industries are loaded with complex jargon which can be confusing to anyone who is not familiar with the industry. 

To help you better understand the various technical terms involved within our industry, The Marble Doctor created this glossary of terms to define the most commonly used words:

For centuries marble stone has stood as a symbol of luxury and sophistication in landmarks, businesses, museums, and homes all over the world. Each slab of marble is unique, with countless options for colors and patterns that appeal to the aesthetic tones you want to achieve. The Marble Doctor outlined our favorite colored marble options from all around the world, color by color, to help you decide which stone is best for your application:

Cleaning high-touch areas in households has proven to be an effective way to keep families safe from any possibility that they contract COVID-19. For many surfaces in the home, traditional store-bought, acidic-based cleaners will effectively disinfect these areas. However, it is important that these same store bought cleaners are not used on your natural stone for the following reasons:

With the spread of COVID-19 impacting our daily lives, sanitation and cleanliness have become more important than ever. On a cruise ship that had infected passengers, the coronavirus was able to live for up to 17 days on different surfaces that weren’t cleaned. While we need to take the proper precautions to clean the stone surfaces in our homes and businesses daily, it is also important that we do so without damaging them. Here are cleaning tips from The Marble Doctor stone experts to help stop the community spread of the virus while ensuring the longevity of your stone: