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  1. How do I treat a metal stain? Q. How do I treat a metal stain?A. For metal stains, our favorite is a white powder (to be melted in water), which is available at fine hardware stores all over the country under the trade name of "Iron-out."... Read More
  2. How do I treat an oily stain on my granite or marble? Q. How do I treat an oily stain on my granite or marble?A. For oily stains our favorite is acetone, which is available at any hardware or paint store. Forget your nail polish remover. Some of them contain other chemicals, and others contain no aceton... Read More
  3. Why does my marble look rough and dimpled? Q. When I am polishing with a powder the marble gets a dull, wavy appearance and sometimes looks rough and dimpled. What’s going on? A. You are describing what is known as "orange peel." Orange peel is the result of using too much acid on the ... Read More
  4. How To Remove Etching on Marble Q. A cup of lemonade was left on my marble vanity and leaked. It completely etched the spot - the sealer did nothing to prevent this. How can this be repaired?  A. Unfortunately, no sealer in the world would have done anything to prevent this from h... Read More
  5. Is granite sensitive to acids? Q. Is granite sensitive to acids? A. Unlike marble, granite is not a calcite based stone and is not generally vulnerable to acids. However, some stones, even though they are marketed as granite, may in fact have calcium in their makeup. Furthermore,... Read More
  6. Will the cold cause my stone to crack? Q. Will the cold cause my stone to crack, or is there some way to treat it to prevent this? A. Being natural, no two stones are going to have the exact same characteristics. That being said, freezing temperatures alone do not affect stone. What caus... Read More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. How should I care for my natural stone floors? Q. How should I care for my natural stone floors? A. First, invest in quality cleaning tools. A cleaning chore—any cleaning chore—is never a matter of a cleaning product only. The implements—cleaning rag, paper towel, scrubbing pa... Read More
  10. How can I tell if my natural stone needs to be sealed? Q. How can I tell if my natural stone needs to be sealed?A. There is a good rule of thumb to find out if your marble, granite, travertine, or other natural stone should be sealed. Spill some water on it and wait for approximately half an hour, then... Read More
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