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  1. What to do about holes in travertine tile Q. We had travertine tile installed 1 1/2 years ago and I had a hole open up and it is gradually getting bigger and now a 2nd hole has opened up too. Don't know what has caused it? Need to know how to fix it? We had it sealed when it was done...... Read More
  2. Travertine Filling and Installation Q. I found a pile of travertine tile in my newly purchased house. It's not used anywhere in the house but would like to use it for a bathroom floor. Problem is, many of the tiles have holes that go through, some as big as a dime. Is there anythi... Read More
  3. 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
  4. Sanded or Un-sanded Grout on Dimensional Stone Floors By: Mike Marsoun NuLife Stone Care (www.nulifestonecare.com.au) I have noticed an alarming trade practice here in Australia which desperately needs to be addressed. The root of this problem is the same as in the US where you will find ceramic ti... Read More
  5. tumbled crema marfil floor etched Q. Hi, I have a tumbled crema marfil kitchen floor. It is 5 years old. It appears to hold the dirt in cracks that appear to have increased over time. When I have the floor steamed cleaned it looks really great but months later it becomes so dirty a... Read More
  6. What is stone sealer? Q. Can you please provide some definition of Sealer for Stone?A. Excellent question! For starters, when referring to stone, the word sealer is wrong. Well, technically it is not, but the reason that it is wrong is because sealers for stone are totall... Read More
  7. 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
  8. What is the best way to clean unfilled travertine? Q. My unfilled, but sealed (with a lithofin product) travertine needs a good clean before resealing. What is the best technique for this? There is dirt in the holes, which is obviously worse in heavy wear areas. Thanks A. The best way to clean unfi... Read More
  9. How do I fill holes in my travertine tile? Q. I have travertine tile with some holes in the tile and would like to fill them in. Is there any material other than putting the grout into the holes to file them? What is the best material to use so that the holes that are filled do not have to be... Read More

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