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  1. Efflorescence - Removal and Prevention   Efflorescence - Removal and Prevention   By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com The crystallization of soluble salts in Historic masonry causes severe deterioration of the substrate. This crystallization is called subfl... Read More
  2. How to Remove Black Rubber Squeegee Marks on Natural Stone Shower Q. I just had natural stone installed in the shower and bathroom. It was sealed using an enhancer. My staff used a squeegee to remove excess water, without using any chemicals. The squeegee left some rubber stains on the new tile. They are in the ti... Read More
  3. What is the best way to fill holes in travertine tiles? Q. What is the best way to fill holes in travertine tiles?A. One quick and effective way of filling holes in honed travertine is to squeeze some almond-colored caulking material in the holes. Fill in excess, push the filler in as deep as possible wi... Read More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. How do I care for my newly installed floors? Q. How do I care for my newly installed floors?   A. The best thing to have done to a brand-new polished stone floor is a detailing job by a properly trained janitor, or a professional stone refinisher. Detailing means deep-cleaning every square in... Read More
  7. How do we clean white spots from bird droppings on colored concrete? Q. How do we clean white spots from bird droppings on colored concrete? We have a church under construction with tiles on the floor. Windows hadn't been put in yet, and birds came in. The tiles are left stained white from the droppings. Ther... Read More
  8. How to Remove a Yellow Stain on a Marble Sink Q. I have yellow staining on my marble around my sink. I believe it's from the water sitting around the edge of the sink. Do you have a product you'd recommend to remove the yellow? I can't feel it like an etched stain. Would the poult... Read More
  9. How To Polish An Onyx Marble Desk Set Q. I bought an onyx marble pen and pencil set that had an engraving plaque on it. I removed it and of course dulled the shine when trying to clean the glue off. Any way to restore this to new? It is an old Scheaffer marble desk set. The slab is about... Read More
  10. Use of neutral cleaner on black leather countertop. Q. Can I use neutral stone cleaner on my black leather countertops?   A. By black leather countertops are you referring to the leather-look treatment on your natural stone countertops? If so, then yes, of course, a quality neutral cleaner for stone ... Read More
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