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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I have travertine floors installed in my house and I need to know what is the best way to go with polishing this type of floors? Q. I have travertine floors installed in my house and I need to know what is the best way to go with polishing this type of floors?   A. How old is the installation and is the finish polished or a hone finish? In all honesty, you could try the colo... Read More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. How to Remove a Water Spot on Honed Travertine Table Top Q. How do I remove a water spot on my honed travertine table top? Should I use marble polish? A. Water spots are actually something else entirely -- etch damage. Because your top is honed, it would not be wise to attempt to remove the etch damag... Read More
  7. How much does it cost to polish honed travertine? Q: What is the average cost per sq ft for shining or polishing honed travertine in a large flat surface? A: Cost is going to vary on many factors. It will depend on how dull the floor is and how many steps will be needed to achieve the desired ... Read More
  8. What causes spots and ring shaped marks on marble? Q. I have a marble table top with a problem, and I need to get some advice on what may have caused it. There are lots of spots plus a few ring shaped marks. The marks cannot be cleaned off. The table was delivered in pristine condition. Is it possibl... Read More
  9. 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
  10. How to Remove a Wine Etch on an Onyx Table Q. Someone spilled white wine on my onyx table last night. I wiped it up, but this morning I see that it looks like it penetrated the table and left a dull finish over an area about 15 inches wide. Any suggestions what to do? I have a feeling time i... Read More
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