Stone countertops, continually exposed to oily or dye-containing substances, are subject to staining. Read this article to learn about countertop protection.
There are rugs on the market today, some very expensive, that are made of paper. They are almost always impossible to clean without causing irreversible damage.
Some natural stones that are definitely not granite are being sold as if they were. Here are some ways you may be able to tell whether it really is granite.
If you've noticed thin, bare areas on carpets or rugs made with wool or silk, you likely have a carpet beetle problem. Learn how to get rid of them.
Learn how to clean up bird droppings on natural stone, remove the stains that may persist after cleaning, and avoid having to do the same thing again next week.