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  1. How do I preserve my floor’s finish? Q. How do I preserve my stone floor’s finish?   A. The number one thing you can do to preserve the finish of your natural stone is to keep dust, dirt, and grit from accumulating on your floor. These abrasive substances create small scratches t... Read More
  2. How To Maintain Newly Refinished Floors Q. I just had my floors refinished, how do I maintain them?   A. There are several things you want to avoid when maintaining your floors, as well as some of the best practices for floor maintenance:    Don't use stone soap. Don't damp-... Read More
  3. Can Porous Granite Be Refinished? Q. Our dark granite counters are smooth but porous. No amount of cleaning, polishing, sealing leaves a lustrous, even finish. We have light granite counters in another home that clean and polish with no imperfections. Can they be refinished and polis... Read More
  4. Remove faux finish - quote Q. Hi all, I would like to get a quote to fix a coffee table, pure travertine. The coffee table has a lot of scratches and cracks. The size of the travertine is 145cm length and 75cm width and 45mm thick. Please let me know how much it would cost to ... Read More
  5. How do you wax hone finished travertine floors? Q. How do you wax hone finish travertine floors?  A. We do not recommend waxing travertine floors or any other stone floor for the following reasons: Waxes are topical coatings which are much softer than the stone and will mar and scuff easily. Seco... Read More
  6. Will steel wool mess up the finish on my chrome fixtures? Q. Will steel wool mess up the finish on my chrome fixtures? A. Play it safe and use something specific for cleaning chrome.... Read More
  7. I just had my honed travertine floors installed last week and I do not want a very glossy finish. How long does the enhancer last? Q. I just had my travertine floors installed last week, is honed finished, but I do not want a very glossy finish. How long does the enhancer last?A. How long the color enhancer lasts depends on how much traffic it sees and how it is cleaned and main... Read More
  8. We have a polished travertine table where someone spilled salsa. We wiped it off right away but the finish has been dulled. What can we do to repair it? Q. We have a polished travertine table where someone spilled salsa. We wiped it off right away but the finish has been dulled. What can we do to repair it? A. What you are describing are not stains, they are acid etches. The stone has been chemical... Read More
  9. Polish Crema Marfil versus honed finish Q. I have a client that has crema marfil tile throughout the bottom floor of their house. When purchasing the floor they were never made aware that you could get either polished or honed. I believe they got honed. Is there a process or way to achieve... Read More
  10. Replacement tiles are lighter than the surrounding tiles. Is there a way to make the new tiles look darker? Q. Help!!! I have honed crema marfil marble. I had a plumber relocate my sink, which required the destruction at least 4 tiles. I purchased tiles to replace the four, however, they are much lighter than what has been already installed. Is there any w... Read More
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