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  1. Did a stone-safe oil stain remover bleach my quartzite? Q. I used an oil stain remover made for natural stone on my light whitish-gray quartzite to remove a very faint oil ring. I did only one section and the area turned white, almost bleached. From what I could tell, the stain was gone. I contacted t... Read More
  2. How to Remove Stain on Porcelain After Slip Resistance Treatment Q. My porcelain tiles were very slippery (dangerous) when wet and in an attempt to make my tiles slip resistant I used a product that etched the porcelain tile floor to make it more slip resistant when wet. My tile floor is certainly much more slip... Read More
  3. Can Dye Be Removed From the Limestone Q. Our limestone fountain is dyed on special occasions. The purple dye is penetrating the limestone at the bottom of the wall. How can the purple dye be removed from the limestone? I have tried acid and chlorine. Any suggestions?   A. Thank you fo... Read More
  4. Hi, I need to do something about dingy looking grout in a commercial setting. I have heard that there are several manufacturers of colored grout seal. I would be interested to get any input on this product and if there are some that are better than o I personally recommend Grout Perfect (www.groutperfect.com) though there are many out there. It is a superior product, easy to use ,and has benefits that go beyond just looking pretty, such as constant acting mildewcides and more. Fred Hue... Read More
  5. 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
  6. How to Remove Water Stains on a Quartzite Countertop Q. We have water-like stains on the edges of our quartzite counters and water intrusion around the sink area. How do we get it out? Should we call a plumber? What will a plumber do? Do I have to dry it out prior to sealing the areas? I imagine I do?... Read More
  7. What To Do About Cracking, Peeling Marble Coating Q. The resin coating of our Knoll Saarinen marble top table has been cracking and peeling for the past year. We don't know what to do. Any advice?   A. Some manufacturers use resins to create a topical polish, which look amazing... at first. Ho... Read More

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