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  1. How to Remove Stain on Porcelain After Slip Resistance Treatment Q. My porcelain tiles were very slippery (dangerous) when wet and in an attempt to make my tiles slip resistant I used a product that etched the porcelain tile floor to make it more slip resistant when wet. My tile floor is certainly much more slip... Read More
  2. Hard water stains in shower Q. We moved into a new house 6 months ago that has a shower stall made with 4x4 tumbled travertine tiles. We live in Phoenix where the water is pretty hard and the stone is getting a hazy white appearance to it most likely from the hard water. We wer... Read More
  3. How To Remove Etching or Stains from Marble Q. I have a ring stain from a cleaning solvent can on my marble vanity. Is there a way to remove the ring and replace the shine? I have experience and the tools for sanding, painting, and buffing cars. I was going to try buffing it like car paint but... Read More
  4. How do I restore my polished marble? Q. How do I restore my polished marble? It has become very dull. A. Marble is a relatively soft stone. A accumulation of scratches over time can dull the polish. Etching, the whitish marks left on a stone's surface after an acidic substance has... Read More
  5. How To Remove Polish From Slippery Marble Floor Q. I have polished white marble that is to slippery for the floor what is the best way to take away the polish ? I have not laid the tile yet ? We are planning to lay the floor asap.  A. Your best options are a slip resistance treatment or changing ... Read More
  6. Does sealer make marble more porous over time? Q. My friend cleans houses for a living, she mentioned she has seen marble showers become porous with time. Is this due to having a sealant?   A. Marble is a porous stone. Sealers can enhance stain resistance by filling the pores of the stone and i... Read More
  7. What can we do to make our front door steps less slippery? There are several options for making the steps less slippery.  Option 1. The steps can be honed and the polish removed. The high-gloss shine will be gone, but the steps will be less slippery. This can be done by a qualified stone restoration contr... Read More
  8. Should we use marble or granite for the floor and vanity top in our master bath?   Q. Should we use marble or granite for the floor and vanity top in our master bath? A. First you need to determine how often and how heavily the bath will be used. Black marbles are typically soft, easily scratched and sensitive to acids. However,... Read More

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