How To Clean New Marble Surfaces
Q. My new marble floor has a white powder on it. It cleans up with water, but keeps coming back. Is there anything I can use to clean it off permanently? A. This is a common condition, especially if the floor is new. When the marble is installed, it ... Read More
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 should I clean my travertine shower floor?
Q. We have a tumbled travertine (unsealed) stone floor in our shower. I really need to know how to deep clean this floor, as it has gotten bad - a bit scummy, mildewy, and moldy. How should I clean my shower floor? Can you help? A. Keeping your showe... Read More
How to Clean Motor Oil from Driveway Pavers
Q. A parked car on our driveway apparently leaked oil onto the pavers. What product can I use to remove it, or do they need to be replaced? A. More often than not, dirty pavers can be cleaned and restored to like new condition for a lot less than ... Read More
Travertine Patio Needs Cleaning
Q. I have had a travertine patio for approximately 10 years installed in sand. It has accumulated dirt from not being hosed or washed. What products do you recommend to clean it? A. How to go about cleaning your patio depends on whether your trav... Read More
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