Excess Sealer on Travertine
Q. Your website and articles are extremely helpful. I now know that you don't have to seal travertine. Here is my problem; my employee applied sealer to filled travertine and didn't wipe off the excess. I spoke to a rep at the sealer company and used... 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
Can Porous Granite Be Refinished?
Q. Our dark granite counters are smooth but porous. No amount of cleaning, polishing, sealing leaves a lustrous, even finish. We have light granite counters in another home that clean and polish with no imperfections. Can they be refinished and polis... Read More
Remove faux finish - quote
Q. Hi all, I would like to get a quote to fix a coffee table, pure travertine. The coffee table has a lot of scratches and cracks. The size of the travertine is 145cm length and 75cm width and 45mm thick. Please let me know how much it would cost to ... Read More
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
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