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  1. What sealer should be used to protect fossils so kids can handle them? Q. I'm a park educator (park naturalist) working at a fossil site in Canada. I'm putting together sets of fossils for use in classrooms, including some Green River fish fossils, which are in very soft limestone that flakes in delaminates e... Read More
  2. How to Remove Discoloration Caused By Hand Soap Q. Discolored granite near sink. Darker near soap dispenser. It's obvious that we didn't seal it properly because it was perfect when it was installed 4 years ago. I tried doing couple DYI solutions to remove Paris of plaster w water mi... Read More
  3. How do I protect and maintain my calcutta gold stone? Q. How do I protect and maintain my calcutta gold stone? A. I am going to recommend that you read our Stone and Tile Care Guide. It is a comprehensive guide that you will want to read and keep on hand. It covers everything from routine cleaning to... Read More
  4. Crack In Newly Installed Quartzite Island Top Q. Hi, the very first time I set a cutting board on the 6" hang over on my new sun gold quartzite island top, I noticed a crack 3 hours later. The crack extends 10" into the island top and also straight through the separate 2 1/2" beveled edge. This ... Read More
  5. Stone Myths Stone Myths By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com Over the past 20years I have heard many stories about the reasons stone will fail, turn color, fade or what ever. Many of these stories are funny and almost all of them are just plain fals... 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. Is marble or granite the best type of stone for kitchen countertops? Q. I am building a new house and would like to use some type of stone for my kitchen countertops. Is marble or granite best? A. The short answer is granite. It is the most popular and is perhaps the best overall choice. However, both marble and grani... Read More
  8. What could be causing the musty smell in my brand new limestone laundry room? Q. We are building a new house in South Louisiana. We have a 4-inch concrete slab on the ground. Because we are in a flood zone, we had to build up. So, we have concrete piers and wooden beams that our house actually sits on. We then have 1 1/4" thic... Read More
  9. I spilled a chemical on my Pietra Cardosa countertop, causing it to turn white. How do I restore the color? Q. I have a Pietra Cardosa countertop, and one handprint sized area has turned almost white on the black counter top because of the spilling of a descaling chemical solution that I was using to clean an appliance. If you have any suggestions for how... Read More
  10. How do I restore the color of my stone after spilling a descaling chemical solution? Q. I have a Pietra Cardosa countertop, and one handprint sized area has turned almost white on the black counter top because of the spilling of a descaling chemical solution that I was using to clean an appliance. If you have any suggestions for how... Read More
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