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  1. Marble Table Flaking Q. I have a coffee marble table, and it has been stored in a garage for a year. The legs of the tables are peeling or flaking. How can I remove the flaking and add a sealant or protection that was once there? what products do you recommend? Thank yo... Read More
  2. Marble tile etched Q. I recently laid out 30 sq feet of marble tile in an entry way. The tile originally was of a high gloss polished look. After the grouting I had a persistent grout haze that would not go away. The instructions on the grout said to use vinegar and wa... Read More
  3. Marble Slab Q. Hello, I have a 2'x3' piece of white marble and some black marbling in it along with what looks like shiny glistening stuff in it. It is not shiny for it's in its natural state. It has been out in the weather for a long time. It doe... Read More
  4. Marble / Granite Cleaning - Is it safe to use steam cleaner on marble shower walls / floors and granite countertops Q. Is it safe to use a steam cleaner on marble shower walls/floors and granite countertops?   A. Under normal circumstances typical heavy duty steam cleaners are too high temp and are not recommended. Why? Because of thermal expansion and contractio... Read More
  5. marble needing acid washing for care Q. A tile merchant told me that you re-seal polished marble yearly and after 2 to 3 years you have to have it acid washed. Considering marble for bathtub surround walls and floor. Is travertine any less care? Live in hard water area.     A. The fre... Read More
  6. marble soot stain Q. My fireplace surround is a honey colored marble which has become stained black from what I assume is smoke/soot from building fires in it. These stains appear to be below the surface, that is to say that the marble retains its sheen and most of it... Read More
  7. Marble Stairs Need Slip Treatments For Safety Q. The church stairs in our sanctuary are visually difficult for our aging population, and we want to install something that will prevent fall hazards but be more aesthetically pleasing than black grit tape. The sanctuary is designed with a total six... Read More
  8. How to remove white spots on marble Q. I recently washed the mirrors about the marble or granite tiles with vinegar. Now there are spots on the tiles. Is there a way to remove these? It feels a little rough on the top of the spots as if the coating came off a bit. What can I do? A. Th... Read More
  9. How To Repair Etching on Italian Marble Q. I have Italian Marble in my foyer and my daughter spilled orange juice on it and etched it. Can it be fixed or does it need to be replaced? A. In most cases, light etching can be fixed by using a marble polishing powder or compound and following ... Read More
  10. How to Remove White Build-up on Marble Q. I have an (intentionally) distressed marble seat in my shower. After years of use, there is a build up of white on top of it. How do I get ride of it? Thanks.   A. White residue on the top of stone can be attributed to several things. Ask thes... Read More
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