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  1. Removing etching from travertine table Q. Hello I am looking for some help to correct water rings on our sealed travertine table. There are splash marks and rings where glasses were placed. This is a brand new table and I'm hoping to fix the rings before sealing the table with a prod... Read More
  2. faded granite Q. I have a granite table with a lacquer finish that has been removed. With the use of silica sand to smooth it and Clorox and water to clean it, the grey, silver and black faded to a much lighter color. I heard to darken it, you can use a dye resin.... Read More
  3. 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
  4. What to do about holes in travertine tile Q. We had travertine tile installed 1 1/2 years ago and I had a hole open up and it is gradually getting bigger and now a 2nd hole has opened up too. Don't know what has caused it? Need to know how to fix it? We had it sealed when it was done...... Read More
  5. Black Granite Fading - Doctored Stone Black Granite Fading By Frederick M. Hueston I have received numerous calls lately concerning the fading of black granite countertops. The most common complaints seem to be on Absolute Black, Black Galaxy, Zimbabwe Black and a few others. I have... Read More
  6. 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
  7. Essential Questions to Ask Your Fabricator How to Select Your Granite CountertopsEssential questions to ask your stone fabricator  When people are planning on getting new natural stone countertops and ask me what the most important things they will need to know about stone care, I emphati... Read More
  8. What is stone sealer? Q. Can you please provide some definition of Sealer for Stone?A. Excellent question! For starters, when referring to stone, the word sealer is wrong. Well, technically it is not, but the reason that it is wrong is because sealers for stone are totall... Read More
  9. Should I seal my natural stone surfaces in my new bathroom? Q. I'm totally confused and need help. I'm looking to redo my bathroom and getting different answers on the use of stone tiles for the bathroom and shower. I have been told everything from it is very easy to seal and should only to be do... Read More
  10. How should I perform routine maintenance for my granite countertops? Q. How should I perform routine maintenance for my granite countertops? A. Granite countertops will give you a lifetime of easy to maintain elegance if you use the right products. Don't use the wrong products. Be sure that you follow some simple... Read More
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