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
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
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
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
Why are there stains on new limestone floor?
Q. I bought lagos azul limestone back in December and it is getting installed in sections. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me. I am hoping you might know a solution or can refer me to someone. My kitchen contractor installed the tile ... Read More
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
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