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  1. 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
  2. How To Remove Polish From Slippery Marble Floor Q. I have polished white marble that is to slippery for the floor what is the best way to take away the polish ? I have not laid the tile yet ? We are planning to lay the floor asap.  A. Your best options are a slip resistance treatment or changing ... Read More
  3. 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
  4. What can we do to make our front door steps less slippery? There are several options for making the steps less slippery.  Option 1. The steps can be honed and the polish removed. The high-gloss shine will be gone, but the steps will be less slippery. This can be done by a qualified stone restoration contr... Read More
  5. Why are there white marks on my veneer stone? Can I remove them? Q. Five years ago we built a home with a stone veneer front. We had water problems the first 4 years where water was leaking into several rooms and the basement coming from the front of the house. The stone was removed and replaced a couple of times ... Read More
  6. 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
  7. How to Remove Fruit Stain on Granite Q. We have a stain on our granite top caused by a bag of peaches. The bag leaked and caused a stain in the granite. What do we use to make a mix to remove the stain?  A. The discoloration on your granite may be a stain, or it may be an etch. The me... Read More
  8. 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
  9. Stone Myths Stone Myths By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com Over the past 20years I have heard many stories about the reasons stone will fail, turn color, fade or what ever. Many of these stories are funny and almost all of them are just plain fals... Read More
  10. What should I ask a prospective tile setter? Q. I am going to be hiring a tile setter. What kinds of questions should I ask them? By the way, I am in California. A. Here is what a consumer should ask a prospective tile setter: 1. Verify the contractor has a C-54 specialty license, along with... Read More

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